Tryfon Tzanetis

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Tryfon Tzanetis
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Personal information
Date of birth 1918
Place of birth Turkey Smyrna, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 1998
Place of death Greece Athens, Greece
Playing position Striker, Center back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932-1933 Greece Eleftheroupoli F.C.
1933-1950 Greece AEK Athens
National team
1949 Greece 1 (0)
Teams managed
1950-1952 Egaleo FC
1952-1957 AEK Athens
1960-1961 Greece
1961-1962 AEK Athens
1962-1964 Greece
1965-1966 AEK Athens

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Tryfon Tzanetis (Greek: Τρύφων Τζανετής) was a Greek football player and coach. Born in 1918 in Izmir, he was a best known as a center forward for AEK Athens FC during the 1930s and 1940s, partnering Kleanthis Maropoulos in AEK's front line.[1] Late in his career he was converted into a center back by his coach.

During his playing career Tzanetis was capped once by Greece.

After his playing days were over, Tzanetis took up coaching and was AEK's coach in: 1952, 1955, 1961, 1962 and 1966. In between his stints with AEK he was also coach of the Greek National Football Team (1960, 1961, 1963, 1964) with a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses.


  1. Το ερασιτεχνικό ποδόσφαιρο στα Γιάννινα 1918 - 1966 (in Greek). Retrieved 11 January 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>