One of Greek football’s legends, Costas Nestoridis, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 93.

Nestoridis spent most of his stellar career as a striker for AEK Athens and the Greek national team. In fact, his photograph is one of four massive posters of team superstars that adorn the stands of AEK’s Opap Arena.

“One of the leaders in AEK’s history, a legend of Greek football who embodied an entire era, has departed for his last journey, plunging into sadness all those who witnessed his greatness on the pitch, but also the younger fans who grew up with his myth,” a statement by AEK FC noted.

Nestoridis was born in the northern Greece city of Drama in 1930, of Pontian ancestry. His transfer to AEK came in 1955, but a two-year ban – because his previous team, Panionios Athens, objected – meant that his career with the former began in 1957.

He scored a total of 228 goals in various competitions, including European play.