Zacharias Chaliabalias is confirmed dead at the age of 74.
Zacharias was best known as a Greek footballer .
Zacharias Chaliabalias
Personal information
Date of birth1946 (1946)
Place of birthThessaloniki, Greece
Date of death(2020-07-22)July 22, 2020
Place of deathThessaloniki, Greece
Playing position(s)Centre-back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1964–1975Iraklis280
National team
1968–1972Greece3(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2013
Zacharias Chaliabalias (Greek: Ζαχαρίας Χαλιαμπάλιας; 1946 – 22 July 2020) was a Greek international footballer who spent his entire career with Iraklis playing as a centre-back.
Club career
Chaliabalias was born in Thessaloniki, and started his career for Iraklis in 1964. He was driven out of the club in 1975, after he admitted a bribe attempt by Panathinaikos officials. Chaliabalias is the fifth all-time leader in league appearances for Iraklis, appearing in no less than 280 occasions for the club.
International career
Chaliabalias made his debut for Greece in a friendly 4-1 home win against Egypt on 21 November 1968. Totally he gained three caps for Greece.
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