Yiannis Koskiniatis

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Giannis Koskiniatis
Personal information
Full name Giannis Koskiniatis
Date of birth (1983-08-29)29 August 1983
Place of birth Greece
Date of death 29 October 2008(2008-10-29) (aged 25)
Place of death Profitis Ilias, Greece
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–2008 Diagoras 61 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Giannis Koskiniatis (29 August 1983 – 29 October 2008) was a Greek footballer who played for Diagoras F.C. He played 61 games and scored 4 goals for the team.


Koskiniatis made 61 Gamma Ethniki appearances for Diagoras, scoring four goals and helping the club win promotion to the Beta Ethniki for the 2008–09 season.[1] However, he did not play the following season due to a leg injury was dropped for a game against Olympiakos after he returned from injury. Koskiniatis went missing around midday, he drove his motorbike to the top of a cliff. He left a suicide note at the top of the cliff. The readings of the note have been kept private within his family circle. Koskiniatis then jumped off the cliff and committed suicide.[2] Diagoras lost the game 3:2.

It is reported that the team had sent him for psychological help.[3]


  1. Αυτοκτόνησε ο Κοσκινιάτης [Koskiniatis committed suicide] (in Greek). Sport.gr. 29 October 2008.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. Footballer cut from team jumps off cliff Brisbane Times
  3. Greek player commits suicide after omission from squad Yahoo! Sports

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