Stelios Skevofilakas

Stelios Skevofilakas
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-01-06)6 January 1939
Place of birth Nea Ionia, Greece
Date of death 10 June 2009(2009-06-10) (aged 70)
Place of death Athens, Greece[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Eleftheroupoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1961 Eleftheroupoli
1961–1972 AEK Athens 297 (19)
1972–1973 Atromitos
National team
1963–1966 Greece 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stelios Skevofilakas (6 January 1939 – 10 June 2009) was a Greek footballer who played as a midfielder for Eleftheroupoli, AEK Athens and Atromitos, and the Greek national team.

Club career

Skevofilakas was born on 6 January 1939 at Nea Ionia.[3] He played club football for Eleftheroupoli, AEK Athens and Atromitos.

After the end of his career he participated in all the events of the AEK Veterans Association of which he was president for 8 consecutive years.[4]

International career

Skevofilakas also earned 11 caps for the Greek national team,[5] playing in qualifying matches for the 1966 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1968.[6] He made his debut in May 1963 at an away friendly match against Poland, which ended 4–0.[7]

Later life and Death

On 10 June 2009, Skevofilakas died from stomach cancer.[8][9] A few months earlier on 21 January 2009, he visited the AEK Veterans' gathering for the New Year, in his capacity as their president, to wish all of them health. It was his last public appearance.[10]

On 20 January 2016, AEK organized a football tournament in his memory.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Στέλιος Σκευοφύλακας: Υπήρξε από τους σημαντικότερους παίκτες της ΑΕΚ κατά τη δεκαετία του 1960" (in Greek). Times News. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Στέλιος Σκευοφύλακας". Βάση Δεδομένων Α.Ε.Κ.
  3. ^ "Στέλιος Σκευοφύλαξ, μια ζωή ΑΕΚ (video)". www.novasports.gr.
  4. ^ "AEKPEDIA | Home Page". www.kitrinomavro.gr.
  5. ^ "Εφυγε από τη ζωή ο Στέλιος Σκευοφύλαξ". www.contra.gr.
  6. ^ "European Championship 1968 (Details)". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  7. ^ "HFF:Greece men's team matches from 1961 to 1965" (PDF).
  8. ^ "AEK loses a legend".
  9. ^ "Obituary".
  10. ^ "HISTORY". AEK F.C. Official Web Site.
  11. ^ "Η τελετή έναρξης του τουρνουά "Στέλιος Σκευοφύλαξ" < NEA". AEK F.C. Official Web Site.

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