Takis Ikonomopoulos

Football, Football player

1943 –

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Who is Takis Ikonomopoulos?

Panagiotis "Takis" Ikonomopoulos is a former football goalkeeper from Greece.

In 1963, a month after coach Stjepan Bobek arrived at Panathinaikos, Takis Ikonomopoulos was transferred to Panathinaikos from Proodeftiki. He was nicknamed "The Bird" after his impressive flings and had a glorious career wearing the colours of PAO.

While playing for Panathinaikos, he managed to keep the opponents from scoring for 1,088 minutes. He kept a clean slate from 17 January 1965 until 9 May 1965 - when he was finally beaten. Takis Ikonomopoulos' record places him in spot number 19 in the World's Top Division Goalkeepers of all time with the longest time without conceding a goal.

He played for Panathinaikos at the 1971 European Cup Final.

Ikonomopoulos had set up a gym at home and used to put extra hours of training there. One of the boys who used to hang out and watch the bird train was Giannis Kyrastas.

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Oct 19, 1943
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  • Takis Oikonomopoulos
  • Greece

on July 23, 2013


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