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Nikolaos Machlas (born 16 June 1973 in Heraklion, Greece) is a footballer who plays as a striker. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Morozini Fountain on Venizelou square in Heraklion, Crete, built in 1628 Heraklion or Iraklion (Greek: Ηράκλειο), Greece is the largest city and the capital of Crete. ... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ...

He began his career with OFI of Crete, where he made his debut in February 1991 against Panionios. He stayed at the club for six seasons before moving to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in 1996. OFI, Omilos Filathlon Irakleiou, is a Greek 1st Division soccer club located in Heraklion, Crete. ... Greece and Crete Crete, sometimes spelled Krete (Greek Κρήτη / Kriti; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Panionios NFC are a Greek football club, who play at Nea Smirni, Athens. ... Vitesse Arnhem is a Dutch football club which was founded in 1892. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Machlas scored a disappointing 8 goals in 29 games in his first season in the Eredivisie, but in his second scored 34 goals in just 32 games. This feat earned him the European Golden Boot for 1998. He joined Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in 1999, having scored an impressive 60 goals in 92 appearances for Vitesse. The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... In football (soccer), the European Golden Boot has been awarded to the highest goalscorer in all the top European divisions each season since 1967/68. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX ) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced Ah-yahx), is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

The $7.6 million Ajax paid for him was at the time a club record. Despite netting 38 goals in 74 Eredivisie games, his time at the club was less successful and his goalscoring record not prolific. The team was in transition and his place was threatened by manager Ronald Koeman's preference for the younger strikers Zlatan Ibrahimović and Mido. His 12 goals in 2001/2 were nevertheless important for his team's Championship and Dutch Cup success that year. At the start of of 2002/3 season, he was fored to train with the youth team. USD redirects here. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Groningen) is a former Dutch football defender and now manager. ... Zlatan Ibrahimović (born October 3, 1981 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish international striker currently playing for Juventus in Italian Serie A. Born to Bosnian immigrants, father Šefik (Bosniak) and mother Jurka (Bosnian Croat) Ibrahimović, who are from the Tuzla area. ... Mido Ahmed Hossam, better known as Mido (born 23 February 1983 in Cairo), is an Egyptian football player, who is currently a striker for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premiership. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ...

With first team opportunities in Amsterdam limited, he joined Spanish side Sevilla on loan the following season. Machlas' time in Spain proved equally unhappy, though. He scored just 2 goals in 14 appearances and was arrested for behaving aggressively to a police officer having been fined for speeding. Upon returned to Ajax, his contract was terminated in July 2003. Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,298 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54′E 52°22′N Website www. ... Sevilla Fútbol Club was established the 14th of October of 1905, making it the oldest football club from Seville, and second oldest from Andalucia. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He then signed for Greek side Iraklis, scoring 10 goals in 25 appearances, before returning to his first club, OFI.

Machlas won 60 caps for Greece and scored 18 goals. He played for his country at USA 94, though Greece lost all three group games to Argentina, Nigeria and Bulgaria and failed to score a goal. He played his last game for Greece against Sweden in February 2002.

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