Ioannis "Giannis" Maniatis is a Greek football player who plays for club Olympiacos and the Greek national football team as a defensive midfielder. He is a right footed player who can adapt in any role in the pitch.Early Life (Childhood)
This skillful player was born at Livadeia, Greece and started playing soccer from there. He used to play with his mates at first and then later on played with various clubs.Interesting Facts
He started his youth career from Parnassos Arachova. He finished his youth career with AO Thiva club and later in 2003, he joined with Panionios and made his debut for the “Kyanerythri”.Personal Life
He is married to daughter of one of the ex- president of FC Panionios of Athens Ioanna Gali. They met each other when Maniatis was a member of the Panionios’ squad. They don't have any children yet.Achievement
On 11 August 2010, he was called up to the Greek national football team to play against Serbia were he made his debut first time with national team. He got his 2nd cap for Greece in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier against Israel.Rumor
These days Maniatis is linked with Liverpool and he likely to transfer.