South Melbourne FC legend, Championship Winner and Hall of Fame Member Takis Xanthopoulos has passed away.
South Melbourne FC have confirmed the news on Facebook today.
“We send our love to his family and many friends in the football community during this tough time,” the Club wrote in the post.
“We’ll miss you Taki, Rest in Peace.”
In four seasons as a South Melbourne Hellas player, Xanthopoulos was an outstanding centre-half that was part of two State League Championships in 1962 and 1964.
To this day, he would still attend most of South Melbourne’s matches throughout the season.