Born on January 13th, 1960, Panagiotis (Takis) Lemonis is a club’s veteran player.
He started his football career in Attikos Kolonou and then moved to Olympiacos for a 9-year spell during which he won 5 Greek Championships (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987) and 1 Greek Cup (1981 double). Apart from the Legend, he has also played for Levadiakos, Ionikos and Panionios. Last, he was capped twice with the Greek National Team.
His coaching career kicked off in April 2000, when he assumed assistant-coach duties next to the then Olympiacos head coach, Giannis Matzourakis. He took the team himself on just a few months later. It was under his guidance that our side won 4 Greek Championships (2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2006-2007, 2007-2008) and one Greek Cup (2008 double).
Following his time at the bench of APOEL, Kallithea, Levadiakos and Xanthi, he returned to Olympiacos, on December 29th, 2006, to succeed Trond Sollied.
After the end of his 2nd spell, he worked in Panionios, Omonoia, Panaitolikos, Levadiakos and Al-Raed. So, coming back for its 3rd time at the bench of the Legend, Takis Lemonis makes his return in the Olympiacos family.