Date of birth
Ilias was discovered by Arsenal at one of The Gunners' training centres near his home of Thessaloniki in Greece. After spending a further year with a local team, he moved to England to play in Arsenal's academy.
He played for the North London side in the UEFA Youth League and the Under-21 Premier League before completing his scholarship in 2016. Later that year, Ilias accepted a trial with Brentford before signing a professional contract with The Bees.