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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: 17/04/2014 02:25 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
30.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundPAOKPAOK0-2MetalistMetalist9000
07.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundMetalistMetalist1-1PAOKPAOK9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundAustriaAustria0-2GreeceGreece6300
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsSchalkeSchalke1-1PAOKPAOK9000
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPAOKPAOK2-3SchalkeSchalke9010
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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

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

TeamPGS
Greece332
Greece U-21111
Total443

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: 28/02/2014 01:45 CET
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