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Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis

Giorgos Charalambous Georgiadis is a retired Greek midfield footballer.

He is known by his full name, including his middle initial, to avoid confusion with his former teammate Giorgos S. Georgiadis.

Georgiadis was born in Kavala, Greece, on March 8, 1972 but his family, soon after his birth, left for Stuttgart, Germany, where young Giorgos first learned to play football. He returned to Greece, as a teenager and signed up for amateur side Keravnos Krinides. Soon he was discovered by Alpha Ethniki club Doxa Drama who signed him at age 17.

He transferred to powerhouse Panathinaikos and played for the Athens greens from the 1993 until the 1998 season. His exposure to European football brought an offer from English Premiership side, Newcastle United, for £420,000 and Georgiadis joined fellow Greek Nikos Dabizas at Saint James Park in the 1999 season. During that year, Newcastle United made it to the FA Cup final but lost out to Manchester United.

Georgiadis returned to Greece to play for PAOK from 2000 until 2003 before transferring to Olympiakos.

Georgiadis was a member of the Greece squad that won Euro 2004 but was released by Olympiakos after the 2005 season. He was signed up by Iraklis Thessaloniki. He ended his career at PAOK in the 2007/2008 season.

Georgiadis succeeded Alexis Alexiou as coach of the Under-19 National Football Team of Greece.

Georgiadis was three times a caretaker as coach of PAOK after the coach appointed at the beginning of the season was sacked.

Georgiadis has been capped 61 times and has scored 11 goals for Greece.