Stratos Apostolakis (Greek: Στράτος Αποστολάκης, born 17 May 1964), nicknamed The Turbo, is a Greek former professional footballer.

Stratos Apostolakis
Personal information
Full name Efstratios Apostolakis
Date of birth 17 May 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Agrinio, Greece
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender / Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Panetolikos 106 (11)
1985–1990 Olympiacos 132 (5)
1990–1999 Panathinaikos 249 (21)
Total 481 (37)
National team
1986–1998 Greece 96 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


The former defender was no stranger to controversy as a player, his switch from Olympiacos to Panathinaikos in 1990 led to the cancellation of the Greek Super Cup as the authorities feared riots.

As a footballer though he played his best years for Panathinaikos being one of the key players behind Club's European runs in 1992 and 1996. He played with Panathinaikos through 1998. He was one of the best defenders his country has ever seen. He could also play as a defensive midfielder.

He also spent six months as a coach with Panathinaikos in 2001, before resigning from his position at the end of the year and eventually taking up the task of coaching the Olympic team for Athens 2004.

During his playing career, Apostolakis was capped 96 times by the National Football Team of Greece (5 goals)[1] and was a member of the 1994 World Cup squad. His 96 caps stood as a Greek record until it was broken by Theodoros Zagorakis.
Personal life

Apostolakis is the father of Kostas, who plays as a professional footballer at Panathinaikos.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Angelos Anastasiadis
Panathinaikos Manager
Succeeded by
Ioannis Kyrastas
Preceded by
Tasos Mitropoulos
Greece captain
Succeeded by
Demis Nikolaidis


Mamrud, Roberto (25 September 2004). "Efstratos Apostolakis - International Appearances". RSSSF.

Greece squad - 1994 World Cup


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