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: 16/09/2015 09:47 CET
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundHungaryHungary0-0GreeceGreece1300
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePolandPoland0-0GreeceGreece9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Kostas Katsouranis
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/06/1979 (36)
  • Country: Greece
  • Club: Atromitos ( GRE)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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: 14/06/2015 01:21 CET