Greek football coach Nikos Alefantos passed away on Tuesday afternoon after suffering from a heart attack, aged 81.
Panagiotis Chlorokostas, Mr Alefantos family doctor, confirmed the news, adding that he had a rapid deterioration in recent week.
Born on 3 January, 1939, the football coach grew up in Exarchia, Athens. His football career began with Asteras Exarchion before going on to play for AE Halandri, PAO Rouf, Olympiakos, Atromitos Piraeus, Olympiakos Chalkida, Panayialios, Panelefsiniakos and Byzanta Megaron.
He took over as coach of Asteras Exarcheion in 1969, after he finished playing. During the peak of his career he coached Olympiakos.
He also coached AEK, PAOK, AE Larissa, Iraklis, Panionios, Ethnikos Piraeus, OFI, Kastoria, Panachaiki, Ionikos, Doxa Dramas, Corinth, Apollon Kalamaria, Proodeftiki and Ethnikos Asteras.