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Nicknamed "the Macedonian Tank", Kleanthis Vikelidis was a star footballer for Aris Thessaloniki in the 1930s and 1940s.
Vikelidis was born in Thessaloniki on October 23, 1916 and was the youngest of the three Vikelidis brothers that played for Aris (the other two were Kostas and Nikiforos). He was instrumental in Aris winning the Greek Championship in 1932 and 1946. During his career, Vikelidis was capped 7 times by the Greek National Football Team, scoring 5 goals.
Vikelidis coached Aris and Apollon Kalamaria (during the 1961 season). He died on November 4, 1988
In his honour, Aris named their stadium at Charilaou, Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.