Fanis Gekas

  • Date of birth : 23/05/1980
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Greece Greece
 
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Fanis Gekas

Fanis Gekas

A predatory striker, Fanis Gekas did not enter the big time until a brilliant debut campaign in the German Bundesliga in 2006/07, when he was the top scorer with 20 goals for VfL Bochum 1848. He has since thrived at international level and was the top scorer in the European qualifying zone for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

• Played three seasons in the Greek second division for home-town club Larissa FC before becoming a consistent threat in the top flight for Kallithea FC (32 goals in 73 games); left for Panathinaikos FC midway through 2004/05 campaign and topped the Super League scoring charts with 18 goals − ten for Kallithea, eight for Panathinaikos.

• Scored 15 goals for the Greens in 2005/06 − the second best tally in the division − but failed to start any of the club's UEFA Champions League group matches and moved to Bochum on loan.

• A string of goals in the Bundesliga cemented his place in Greece's UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying side and he was the team's top marksman in the campaign with five goals; unable to add any more at the finals.

• Joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2007 after Bochum failed to take up the option of a permanent transfer from Panathinaikos, but faded after a promising start and had an ill-fated loan in 2008/09 with Portsmouth FC before spending the second half of 2009/10 at Hertha BSC Berlin, his six goals proving in vain as the capital club were relegated.

• Despite his club troubles he powered Greece to the 2010 World Cup with ten qualifying goals, including four in one game against Latvia, thus pipping Edin Džeko and Wayne Rooney as the European zone's leading marksman; failed to score at the finals in South Africa, where he started two games, and retired from the international scene only to return, and score, in a vital UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Croatia in October 2011.

• Rediscovered his prolific club form in the first half of the 2010/11 season with Eintracht Frankfurt, but the team fell away and were relegated − despite his final tally of 16 Bundesliga goals; left for Turkish outfit Samsunspor in January 2012 and fired eight goals in eleven games.

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/04/2014 02:01 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-2GreeceGreece9010
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece2-0LithuaniaLithuania8000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina5700
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-1GreeceGreece5900
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece4410
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLithuaniaLithuania0-1GreeceGreece6500
15.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor2-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
21.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği8800
29.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-0KonyasporKonyaspor2800
05.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-0ErciyessporErciyesspor9010
20.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor3-3KonyasporKonyaspor9010
27.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-1BursasporBursaspor9000
01.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
10.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-0AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentGreeceGreece3-1RomaniaRomania1000
25.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
22.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
29.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor4-1EskişehirsporEskişehirspor8900
27.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
02.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor3-0SivassporSivasspor8310
07.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa1-3KonyasporKonyaspor9020
17.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-3ElazığsporElazığspor9000
22.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-2KonyasporKonyaspor8620
29.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
05.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
11.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9010
20.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor3-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000

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General info

  • Name: Fanis Gekas
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 23/05/1980 (33)
  • Country: Greece
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Konyaspor ( TUR)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    16/02/05: Panathinaikos 1-0 Sevilla
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/03/07: Greece 1-4 Turkey

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Greece197
Total197

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Panathinaikos40
Total40
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Panathinaikos20
Leverkusen102
Levante51
Hertha20
Total193
Last updated: 20/11/2013 01:16 CET
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