Kostas Katsouranis

  • Date of birth : 21/06/1979
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Greece Greece
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Kostas Katsouranis

Kostas Katsouranis

Although categorised as a defensive midfielder, Kostas Katsouranis can lay claim to an impressive goalscoring record − thanks largely to a firm, accurate long-range shot. A veteran of Greece's UEFA EURO 2004 triumph with over 50 competitive internationals under his belt, he is a fundamental figure in Fernando Santos's team.

• Spent six seasons with home-town club Panachaiki GC, five of them in the top flight, before joining AEK Athens FC in 2002 (after talks with rivals Olympiacos FC and Panathinaikos FC broke down).

• Won no championships or cups with AEK in his four-year spell, but found the net 29 times in the league and played frequently in Europe, scoring in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid CF (2-2 at Santiago Bernabéu).

• Went into UEFA EURO 2004 with just six caps − all in friendlies − but emerged as a mainstay in Otto Rehhagel's triumphant team, starting every match after coming on as a substitute in the opening game against Portugal; he has barely missed an important fixture for his country since, starting all three games at both UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

• Left AEK for SL Benfica in 2006, following in the footsteps of coach Fernando Santos; an ever-present in back-to-back UEFA Champions League campaigns, he scored ten goals in 80 Liga appearances for the Lisbon club before returning to Greece in 2009 and Panathinaikos FC.

• Finally ended his long wait for a first trophy by helping the Greens win the domestic double in his first season; was the team's second top scorer (behind Djibril Cissé) with eight goals in the Super League triumph.

• Started nine of Greece's ten UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, taking his number of caps to 87; scored his ninth international goal on his 88th appearance, a November 2011 friendly against Russia in Piraeus.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: winner 2004

Last updated: 20/01/12 16.08CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/06/2014 01:05 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-2GreeceGreece9001
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LithuaniaLithuania9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-1GreeceGreece9001
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece0-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland8700
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece8500
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundAustriaAustria0-2GreeceGreece6300
01.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK4-1PanioniosPanionios9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-1GreeceGreece9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia9000
14.09.2013Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria1-2PAOKPAOK9000
22.09.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PlataniasPlatanias9000
29.09.2013Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI1-1PAOKPAOK9000
06.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein9000
19.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-0AsterasAsteras9000
27.10.2013Greek Super LeaguePanthrakikosPanthrakikos0-3PAOKPAOK8300
02.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1ErgotelisErgotelis9010
10.11.2013Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos4-0PAOKPAOK9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania8601
24.11.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-1ArisAris9000
08.12.2013Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK0-0Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis3100
15.12.2013Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni2-5PAOKPAOK6700
18.12.2013Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-1PAOKPAOK9000
05.01.2014Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi1-2PAOKPAOK9010
09.01.2014Greek CupThird roundIraklisIraklis0-1PAOKPAOK9000
12.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PanaitolikosPanaitolikos9000
18.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePanioniosPanionios2-0PAOKPAOK9000
26.01.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK4-1VeriaVeria7200
02.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias2-1PAOKPAOK9000
05.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK5-0OFIOFI9000
09.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1PAOKPAOK5500
23.02.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK3-0PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9000
02.03.2014Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis2-2PAOKPAOK9000
09.03.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-1OlympiacosOlympiacos6600
16.03.2014Greek Super LeagueArisAris1-1PAOKPAOK9000
06.04.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK2-0AtromitosAtromitos7600
11.05.2014Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-2PAOKPAOK8500
14.05.2014Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras1-0PAOKPAOK9000
17.05.2014Greek Super LeaguePAOKPAOK1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos2200
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia3-0GreeceGreece9000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageJapanJapan0-0GreeceGreece3800
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16Costa RicaCosta Rica1-1

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General info

  • Name: Kostas Katsouranis
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/06/1979 (34)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 28
  • Club: PAOK ( GRE)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (group matches uic)
    21/06/97: Panahaiki 1-1 Stabæk
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/09/98: Greece 2-2 Slovenia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Greece U-21111

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 30/06/2014 01:05 CET
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