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Tryfon Tzanetis

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Tryfon Tzanetis
Personal information
Date of birth 1918
Place of birth Smyrna, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 1998
Place of death Athens, Greece
Playing position(s) Striker, Center back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1933 Eleftheroupoli
1933–1950 AEK Athens
National team
1949 Greece 1 (0)
Teams managed
1950–1952 Egaleo
1952–1957 AEK Athens
1960–1961 Greece
1961–1962 AEK Athens
1962–1964 Greece
1965–1966 AEK Athens
1967–1968 Apollon Athens
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tryfon Tzanetis (Greek: Τρύφων Τζανετής) was a Greek football player and coach. Born in 1918 in Smyrna (today's Izmir), he was a best known as a center forward for AEK Athens F.C. 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.

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