Footballer considered to be one of Greece's greatest goalkeepers; instrumental in the national team's UEFA Euro 2004 win; later became a manager.
He spent his youth career and the early years of his senior career with Anagennisi Arta.
He made 189 appearances with Panathinaikos from 1989 until 2004 and 180 appearances with Olympiacos from 2004 until 2011.
His family was residing in Arta when he was born.
He was nicknamed George Clooney by the European press because of his physical resemblance to the actor.