Pantelis Konstantinidis

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Pantelis Konstantinidis is a former Greek left sided winger who was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 16th August 1975. Konstantinidis began his career at AEK and was known as the 'spinning top' as a youngster due to his quick dribbling. He left Athens for Kavala in 1994 having failed to break into the first team. Konstantinidis moved to Apollon in 1996, and then PAOK two years later. It was in Thessaloniki that the wide man really made a name for himself. He won his first international cap in 1999 after impressing at club level. Konstantinidis helped PAOK to a Greek Cup win in 2001.

In 2002 Konstantinidis joined Panathinaikos. He lined up for the club in both the UEFA Cup and the Champions League against the likes of Arsenal and PSV. Konstantinidis was part of the Panathinaikos side that won the league and cup double in 2004. He left the club in 2005 when his contract expired. Konstantinidis had a trial with Southampton in July 2005, and was keen on a move to St Marys, but failed to impress manager Harry Redknapp. Instead he returned to PAOK, four another four year spell. Konstantinidis played out his final season with OFI Crete in 2009/10, before hanging up his boots at the end of the campaign.