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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/05/2015 06:31 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
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece8500
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-1GreeceGreece9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece1-0LatviaLatvia9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania8601
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
(5-3(p))
GreeceGreece4300
04.01.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos0-0KalloniKalloni1900
08.01.2015Greek CupSecond roundAEKAEK3-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
11.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanthrakikosPanthrakikos1-1AtromitosAtromitos9000
15.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePlataniasPlatanias0-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
26.01.2015Greek Super LeaguePanetolikosPanetolikos1-1AtromitosAtromitos9000
07.02.2015Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria1-1AtromitosAtromitos9000
15.02.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos4-0PAOKPAOK9010
23.02.2015Greek Super LeagueErgotelisErgotelis1-2AtromitosAtromitos9001
07.03.2015Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras1-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
14.03.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos2-0PanthrakikosPanthrakikos9000
18.03.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos2-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000
22.03.2015Greek Super LeagueXanthiXanthi1-0AtromitosAtromitos9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundHungaryHungary0-0GreeceGreece1300
06.04.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos2-1KerkyraKerkyra9000
19.04.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-1GianninaGiannina9001
26.04.2015Greek Super LeagueLevadiakosLevadiakos2-1AtromitosAtromitos9001
03.05.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos3-1PanioniosPanionios9000
10.05.2015Greek Super LeagueKalloniKalloni1-1AtromitosAtromitos3800
20.05.2015Greek Super LeagueAtromitosAtromitos1-1PAOKPAOK9000

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General info

  • Name: Kostas Katsouranis
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/06/1979 (35)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 2
  • 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

TeamPGS
Greece342
Greece U-21111
Total453

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Panathinaikos151
AEK162
PAOK41
Benfica161
Total515
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Benfica121
PAOK80
AEK102
Panathinaikos121
Total424
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Panahaiki31
Total31
Last updated: 30/03/2015 01:16 CET
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