George Tsitsonis is a Greek-American football writer who has had a life-long love of the beautiful game. This has led to his participation in the sport in a variety of ways, from amateur player to coach to writer.
The son of Greek immigrants, George was exposed to the game as a young boy through kickabouts with his father. That, coupled with growing up alongside football-mad friends and reading magazines such as Soccer America and World Soccer, fueled an intense passion for the sport.
After graduating from Keene State College, George became a freelancer in 2002. Since then he has had his work included in a number of publications including FourFourTwo, ESPN Soccernet, FIFA World, FIFA Magazine, Soccer International, Inside Soccer Magazine, 90 Minutes Magazine, Football Club Magazine, Greeksoccer.com, SoccerAge, and Goal.com. He has been a Senior Staff Writer for AGONAsport.com, the world’s biggest English-language website devoted to Greek sport, since 2016.
Tsitsonis has covered stories around the football world, specifically places and teams far away from the limelight. He has always specialised in covering Greek football and has written extensively on the Greek game. He has offered his views and opinions on Greek leagues, the national team, and clubs to various outlets from England to Colombia, from the United Arab Emirates to the Czech Republic. The lack of English-language coverage of Greece’s unbelievable EURO 2004 success prompted him to write Achieving The Impossible, a book detailing one of the greatest shocks in the history of international football.
George resides in Walpole, New Hampshire, USA with his wife and two children. He continues to work at his family’s restaurant business while finding joy in writing and coaching football as well as losing to his kids in the backyard.
TITLES BY GEORGE TSITSONIS
Release: May 2020
Achieving the Impossible:
The Remarkable Story of How Greece Won EURO 2004
Through first-hand accounts from players, coaches and officials from the Ethniki, American-Greek journalist George Tsitsonis writes of how the impossible was achieved during the Portugal at the 2004 European football championships and the pride and joy it brought to Greek people world-wide.