Kleanthis Vikelidis

Kleanthis Vikelides

Kleanthis Vikelides (1916 – November 4, 1988) was a star footballer for Aris Thessaloniki in the 1930s and 1940s.

Vikelides was born in 1916 in Thessaloniki and was the youngest of the three Vikelides 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, given the nickname 'Macedonian Tank'. During his career, Vikelides was capped 7 times by the Greek National Football Team, scoring 4 goals. Vikelidis coached Aris Thessaloniki twice in 1954 and 1959 and later continued his managing career to PAOK during the 1957 season and Apollon Kalamaria during the 1961 season. In his honour, Aris FC named the stadium at Charilaou, Thessaloniki Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium.


* Kleanthis Vikelidis' profile at worldfootball.net
* Αθλητική Ηχώ
* Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Άρης 1914-2004 Κέντρο ιστορίας Θεσσαλονίκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004, ISBN 960-87344-8-7
* Άρης 1914-2002, Άγγελος Καριπίδης
* Η Ιστορία του Άρη Κωνσταντίνος Ίντος,TYPOFFSET.

Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.

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