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

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General info

  • Name: Kostas Katsouranis
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/06/1979 (35)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 28
  • Club: PAOK ( GRE)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • 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: 05/08/2014 00:32 CET
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