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[[Image:Delikaris-giorgos.jpg|thumb|270px|Giorgos Delikaris when playing with [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]]]]
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[[Image:Delikaris-giorgos.jpg|thumb|250px|Giorgos Delikaris when playing with [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]]]]
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[[Image:Giorgos Delikaris Panathinaikos FC.jpg|thumb|270px|Giorgos Delikaris when playing with [[Panathinaikos FC|Panathinaikos]]]]
  
 
Nicknamed the "Gianni Rivera of [[Greece]]" - though appearance-wise he was closer to George Best - '''Giorgos Delikaris''' was without a doubt one of the best [[football (soccer)|football]] players Greece has ever produced.
 
Nicknamed the "Gianni Rivera of [[Greece]]" - though appearance-wise he was closer to George Best - '''Giorgos Delikaris''' was without a doubt one of the best [[football (soccer)|football]] players Greece has ever produced.
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Delikaris was born in [[1951]] and began his career with local club [[Argonautis Piraeus FC]] before he joined [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]] in [[1970]]. The 19-year old forward instantly became a regular and a star. In [[1973]] he switched to the midfield supporting one of the greatest attacking lines Olympiakos ever had ([[Yves Triantafillos]], [[Charalambos Papadopoulos|Pamboulis]], [[Julio Losada]], [[Michalis Kritikopoulos]], etc.).
 
Delikaris was born in [[1951]] and began his career with local club [[Argonautis Piraeus FC]] before he joined [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]] in [[1970]]. The 19-year old forward instantly became a regular and a star. In [[1973]] he switched to the midfield supporting one of the greatest attacking lines Olympiakos ever had ([[Yves Triantafillos]], [[Charalambos Papadopoulos|Pamboulis]], [[Julio Losada]], [[Michalis Kritikopoulos]], etc.).
  
Then, after the [[1978]] season, the popular Delikaris shocked Olympiakos' fans by [[Football: From OSFP to PAO|switching allegiance to their archrivals Panathinaikos]]. He played three seasons for the greens before retiring in [[1982]], aged barely 31.
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Then, after the [[1978]] season, the popular Delikaris shocked Olympiakos' fans by [[Football: From OSFP to PAO|switching allegiance to their archrivals Panathinaikos]] (his last game with Olympiakos was on [[January 8]], [[1978]]). He played three seasons for the greens before retiring in [[1982]], aged barely 31.
  
 
During his career Delikaris was capped 32 times by the [[National Football Team]] of Greece scoring 7 goals.
 
During his career Delikaris was capped 32 times by the [[National Football Team]] of Greece scoring 7 goals.
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In [[2006]], to mark UEFA's jubilee, a [[UEFA Jubilee Awards|vote]] was held for the greatest player of each football association. Delikaris placed 4th on the all-time list ahead of such superstars as [[Giorgos Koudas]], [[Kostas Nestoridis]], [[Thomas Mavros]] and [[Giorgos Sideris]].
 
In [[2006]], to mark UEFA's jubilee, a [[UEFA Jubilee Awards|vote]] was held for the greatest player of each football association. Delikaris placed 4th on the all-time list ahead of such superstars as [[Giorgos Koudas]], [[Kostas Nestoridis]], [[Thomas Mavros]] and [[Giorgos Sideris]].
  
Delikaris currently runs a tavern in [[Hatzikyriakio]], [[Piraeus]] - the very neighbourhood where he first began to play football with Argonautis.
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Delikaris currently runs a tavern in [[Hatzikyriakio]], [[Piraeus]] - the very neighbourhood where he first began to play football with Argonautis. He made the headlines once more in June [[2009]], after being involved in a serious car accident.
  
 
[[Category:Football Players|Delikaris, Giorgos]]
 
[[Category:Football Players|Delikaris, Giorgos]]
 
[[Category:1951 births|Delikaris, Giorgos]]
 
[[Category:1951 births|Delikaris, Giorgos]]

Latest revision as of 17:19, December 29, 2019

Giorgos Delikaris when playing with Olympiakos
Giorgos Delikaris when playing with Panathinaikos

Nicknamed the "Gianni Rivera of Greece" - though appearance-wise he was closer to George Best - Giorgos Delikaris was without a doubt one of the best football players Greece has ever produced.

Delikaris was born in 1951 and began his career with local club Argonautis Piraeus FC before he joined Olympiakos in 1970. The 19-year old forward instantly became a regular and a star. In 1973 he switched to the midfield supporting one of the greatest attacking lines Olympiakos ever had (Yves Triantafillos, Pamboulis, Julio Losada, Michalis Kritikopoulos, etc.).

Then, after the 1978 season, the popular Delikaris shocked Olympiakos' fans by switching allegiance to their archrivals Panathinaikos (his last game with Olympiakos was on January 8, 1978). He played three seasons for the greens before retiring in 1982, aged barely 31.

During his career Delikaris was capped 32 times by the National Football Team of Greece scoring 7 goals.

In 2006, to mark UEFA's jubilee, a vote was held for the greatest player of each football association. Delikaris placed 4th on the all-time list ahead of such superstars as Giorgos Koudas, Kostas Nestoridis, Thomas Mavros and Giorgos Sideris.

Delikaris currently runs a tavern in Hatzikyriakio, Piraeus - the very neighbourhood where he first began to play football with Argonautis. He made the headlines once more in June 2009, after being involved in a serious car accident.