Michalis Manias

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Michalis Manias
Personal information
Full name Michalis Manias
Date of birth (1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Rhodes, Greece
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Pogoń Szczecin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Rouf 41 (12)
2011Glyfada (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2013 Apollon Smyrnis 39 (18)
2013–2014 Aris 31 (7)
2014–2016 PAS Giannina 56 (18)
2016–2017 Westerlo 14 (2)
2017–2019 Asteras Tripolis 74 (26)
2019– Pogoń Szczecin 0 (0)
National team
2018– Greece 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:09, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:51, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Michalis Manias (Greek: Μιχάλης Μανιάς; born 20 February 1990) is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Ekstraklasa club Pogoń Szczecin as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Manias started his career in AE Moschatou and in Rouf, before being transferred to Apollon Smyrnis.

After an impressive 2012–2013 season scoring 18 times, he signed for Aris. At Aris, it took him 13 match days to score his first goal, the equalizer in a 2–2 draw with Panthrakikos. Manias finished the season with 7 goals and 1 assist in 33 games, he was considered as one of team's best players in a season where they managed to collect enough points to stay in the Superleague. At the end of the season Manias was released two years early from the end of his contract because Aris self relegated them self to the 3rd division and he requested to have his contract terminated, as he wanted to continue playing in the top division.

Manias signed a two-year contract with PAS Giannina, he scored his first goal in the 12th round against Niki Volos, also getting an assist in the same game. He had many good performances during the year like scoring against PAOK, a brace against Panthrakikos and the winner over Olympiakos. Manias was considered a major hit at PAS Giannina with 9 goals and 2 assist in 34 games.[1] Manias started the 2015–16 campaign as the leader of the club's offence. At the end of the season he had 10 goals and 3 assists, attracting the interest of the German club Augsburg with his contract expiring at the end of season.[2]

On 8 June 2016, Manias signed a two-year contract with Belgian Pro League club Westerlo for an undisclosed fee.[3] On 13 August 2016, he scored his first goal with the club in a 2–1 home loss against Eupen.[4]

Asteras Tripolis[edit]

On 30 December 2016, after just six months at the club, he was released from his contract by Westerlo and returned to Greece Asteras Tripolis. [5] On 4 January 2017, he made his debut with the club as a starter in a 2–1 way loss against champions Olympiakos. On 5 April 2017, he netted a hat-trick, including one penalty, against AEL, helping his club to a 4–1 away win in their effort to avoid relegation. [6] On 23 April 2017, in a crucial Superleague game against Veria, he netted a second hat-trick in a month, but he didn't not succeed to help his club to acquire a positive result, as they faced a 4–3 away loss. On 16 September 2017, he opened the score, in a 1–1 away draw against champions Olympiakos, it was his first goal for the 2017–18 season. [7] On 1 October 2017, he scored the second goal sealing a 2–0 home win against AEK Athens, the first in the 2017–18 season. [8] On 2 December 2017, he scored a brace being the MVP of the game sealing a 4–0 home win against Kerkyra. [9], and a week later he scored a goal in a 3–1 away win against Apollon Smyrnis.[10] On 14 January 2018, he scored a brace in a 3–1 home win game against AEL. [11] On 10 March 2018, Manias put the visitors, who beat high-flying PAOK 3–2 last weekend, ahead in the 69th minute in a 1–1 away draw against Panathinaikos. [12] On 2 April he opened the score in a 4–0 home win game against Platanias, [13] helping his club in its effort to win a ticket to the next year's Europa League. On 22 April 2018, Manias scored a brace sealing a 3–1 away win against Kerkyra in the battle to win the Europa League ticket against rivals Xanthi.[14] On 5 May 2018, in a comfortable 2–0 away victory over Panetolikos, the Greek marksman scored and his 12th league goal of what has been an incredible season, as Asteras Tripolis will participate in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers next season.

On 22 September 2018, Manias helped the club to collect their first points of the fledgling 2018–19 season after seeing off fellow early strugglers Apollon Smyrnis 2–0 at the Theodoros Kolokotronis stadium, by scoring with a wonderful kick after Martín Tonso's assist, it was his first goal for the season.[15] On 6 October 2018, he opened the score in a 1–1 home draw against Panathinaikos. [16] On 22 October 2018, he scored in a 3–2 away loss against Atromitos.[17] On 24 November 2018, in new coach Georgios Paraschos’ debut, Manias scored a goal in the last minute of the game sealing a vital 2–0 home win game in his club's effort to avoid relegation.[18]

Pogoń Szczecin[edit]

On 17 May 2019, Manias signed a three years' contract with Ekstraklasa club Pogoń Szczecin for an undisclosed fee.[19]

International career[edit]

On 15 May 2018, he made his debut with the national team in a 2–0 friendly loss game against Saudi Arabia.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 May 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Apollon Smyrnis 2012–13 Football League 39 18 5 2 44 20
Aris 2013–14 Superleague 31 7 2 0 33 7
PAS Giannina 2014–15 28 8 5 1 33 9
2015–16 28 10 2 0 30 10
Total 56 18 7 1 0 0 0 0 63 19
Westerlo 2016–17 Belgian First Division A 14 2 1 0 15 2
Asteras Tripolis 2016–17 Superleague 18 10 1 0 19 10
2017–18 28 12 3 0 31 12
2018–19 28 4 4 1 2 0 34 5
Total 74 26 8 1 2 0 0 0 84 27
Career total 214 71 23 4 2 0 0 0 239 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ανακοίνωσε Μανιά ο ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα". zougla.gr. 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Manias on Augsburg radar". www.sdna.gr. 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Στην Βέστερλο ο Μανιάς". www.sport24.gr. 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ Westerlo vs Eupen 1–2
  5. ^ "CLUBNIEUWS. Anderlecht-target drie weken out, Gedoz legt medische testen af". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 30 December 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Λάρισα-Αστέρας Τρίπολης 1–4: Καταιγίδα σωτηρίας για Αστέρα, έμπλεξε η ΑΕΛ!". www.protothema.gr. 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Ολυμπιακός – Αστέρας Τρίπολης 1–1". www.gazzetta.gr. 16 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Ο Αστέρας έστησε "μπλόκο" στην ΑΕΚ, 2–0 στην Τρίπολη". www.sport24.gr. 1 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Πανεύκολα ο Αστέρας 4-0 τη Κέρκυρα". www.sport24.gr. 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Ασταμάτητος ο Αστέρας, 3-1 τον Απόλλωνα Σμύρνης". www.sport24.gr. 10 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Αστέρας Τρίπολης-Λάρισα 3-1: Ο Μανιάς τα έβαλε, ο Αθανασιάδης τα... έβγαλε κι ο Αστέρας νίκησε". www.protothema.gr. 14 January 2018.
  12. ^ ""Χ"αμένοι και οι δυο, 1-1 ο Παναθηναϊκός με τον Αστέρα". www.sport24.gr. 10 March 2018.
  13. ^ ""Ντόρτια" στον Πλατανιά και πεντάδα ο Αστέρας". www.sport24.gr. 2 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Κέρκυρα-Αστέρας Τρίπολης 1-3: Σάλπαρε για… Ευρώπη!". www.onsports.gr. 22 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Αστέρας Τρίπολης-Απόλλων Σμύρνης 2-0". www.gazzetta.gr. 22 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Αστέρας-Παναθηναϊκός 1-1: Αήττητος στο 91' με εύστοχο πέναλτι του Μακέντα". www.sport24.gr. 6 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Ατρόμητος - Αστέρας 3-2: Πάλι στην κορυφή οι Περιστεριώτες". www.sport24.gr. 22 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Αστέρας Τρίπολης – Λάρισα 2-0". www.to10.gr. 25 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Επίσημο: Ανακοινώθηκε από την Πογκόν Σέτσιν ο Μανιάς". wwww.sport24.gr. 17 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Saudi Arabia vs Greece 2-0". www.skysports.com. 15 May 2018.

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