Ioannis Topalidis

Ioannis Topalidis
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Personal information
Full name Ioannis Topalidis
Date of birth (1962-11-24) 24 November 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Mavrodendri, Greece
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1971–1975 SpVgg Ludwigsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 SpVgg Ludwigsburg 34 (6)
1977–1984 VfR Bürstadt 95 (22)
1984–1987 Starkenburgia Heppenheim 71 (13)
Teams managed
1989–1993 Eintracht Esslingen
1993–1996 SC Geislingen
1996–1998 TSG Backnang
1998–2001 Hertha BSC (assistant coach)
2001–2010 Greece (assistant coach)
2012–2013 AEP Paphos
2013 Kavala
2015–2016 Rah Ahan (assistant coach)
2016 Rah Ahan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ioannis Topalidis (Greek: Ιωάννης Τοπαλίδης, born 24 November 1962 in Mavrodendri) is a former Greek football player.[1]


He spent most of his football career in Germany where he played for clubs such as SpVgg Ludwigsburg, VfR Bürstadt and Starkenburgia Heppenheim in the German third Division.[2]

Coaching career

He began his coaching career with Eintracht Esslingen in 1989 and went on to coach SC Geislingen, TSG Backnang and was assistant coach for Hertha BSC. Topalidis became assistant manager of the Greek national football team in 2001.[3] He was brought in by German Otto Rehhagel[4] and won with him the UEFA Euro 2004.[5]


  1. ^ "Bringt eh nichts" (in German). Berliner Zeitung. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Der Feldherr und sein Adjutant" (in German). Welt Online. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ Εθνική Ομάδα-παρουσίαση (in Greek). Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  4. ^ "HONORARY PRIZE AWARD TO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM". 14 April 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Hommage to the Greek team". IP-Sports. 41: 80. 2 June 2008.

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