Michalis Triantafyllidis


Michalis is one of the greatest volleyball players in Greek history and has the unique distinction of combining hugely successful careers in both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. He was also on the coaching staff of the Greek Men's National Volleyball Team that came 5th in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games


He holds the Greek all-time record for most national titles won, with 6 National Championships in beach volleyball and 12 National Championships & 7 National Cups in volleyball. He appeared for the Greek men's national volleyball team in a then-record 365 matches and he was part of the Greek national team that won the bronze medal at the 1987 European Championships in Belgium - the greatest international success in Greek volleyball history. 

He is now a beach volleyball coach and manager and runs his own beach volleyball academy and various coaching clinics in Athens. He is also an accomplished author of various books on beach volleyball. 

His career highlights include:

  • Beach Volleyball ​

    • Greek National Champion (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)

    • 16th place in World Championships (1994)

  • Volleyball Coaching

    • Assistant Coach on Greek Men's National Team (2000-2004)

      • 5th place at Athens 2004 Olympic Games

    • Head Coach at Panathinaikos VC men's team (1997-1998)

    • Head Coach at Apollonios VC women's team (2006-2007)

    • Head Coach at Agia Paraskevi VC women's team (2007-2008)

  • Volleyball

    • National Team​

      • World Championships, 13th place (1986)​

      • European Championships

        • 3rd place (1987)​

        • 7th place (1985)

        • 9th place (1983)

        • 10th place (1989)

    • Olympiacos V.C. ​​

      • National Championships​, winner (10 times) ​

      • National Cup​, winner (7 times) ​

      • European Champions League​

        • 2nd place (1992)​

        • 3rd place (1993)

        • 4th place (twice)

    • Panathinaikos V.C. ​​

      • National Championships​​, winner (twice)​