FIFA World Cup Greece Team 2014

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2014 Schedule 2014 Points Table
2014 Squad / Players List Facts
FIFA World Cup Record Individual Records
Most Capped Players Top Goalscorers
Former Managers 2010 Information

FIFA World Cup Greece Team 2014 Fixtures & Results

FIFA World Cup Greece Team Schedule 2014

14 Jun 2014 - 13:00 Local time
Estadio Mineirao
Belo Horizonte
Group C Colombia 3-0 Greece
19 Jun 2014 - 19:00 Local time
Estadio das Dunas
Natal
Group C Japan 0-0 Greece
24 Jun 2014 - 17:00 Local time
Estadio Castelao
Fortaleza
Group C Greece 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire

FIFA World Cup Greece Team 2014 Points Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Greece 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 4

FIFA World Cup Greece Team 2014 Squad

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Orestis Karnezis 11 July 1985 17 0 Granada
12 GK Panagiotis Glykos 3 June 1986 1 0 PAOK
13 GK Stefanos Kapino 18 March 1994 1 0 Panathinaikos
2 DF Giannis Maniatis 12 October 1986 28 0 Olympiacos
3 DF Giorgos Tzavellas 26 November 1987 12 0 PAOK
4 DF Kostas Manolas 14 June 1991 6 0 Olympiacos
5 DF Vangelis Moras 26 August 1981 16 0 Hellas Verona
11 DF Loukas Vyntra 5 February 1981 47 0 Levante
15 DF Vasilis Torosidis 10 June 1985 64 7 Roma
19 DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos 9 June 1988 46 0 Borussia Dortmund
20 DF José Holebas 27 June 1984 20 1 Olympiacos
6 MF Alexandros Tziolis 13 February 1985 47 1 Kayserispor
8 MF Panagiotis Kone 26 July 1987 14 0 Bologna
10 MF Giorgos Karagounis (captain) 6 March 1977 132 10 Fulham
16 MF Lazaros Christodoulopoulos 19 December 1986 16 1 Bologna
18 MF Giannis Fetfatzidis 21 December 1990 16 3 Genoa
21 MF Kostas Katsouranis 21 June 1979 109 9 PAOK
22 MF Andreas Samaris 13 June 1989 3 0 Olympiacos
23 MF Panagiotis Tachtsidis 15 February 1991 4 0 Torino
7 FW Giorgos Samaras 21 February 1985 71 8 Celtic
9 FW Kostas Mitroglou 12 March 1988 29 8 Fulham
14 FW Dimitris Salpingidis 18 August 1981 73 13 PAOK
17 FW Theofanis Gekas 23 May 1980 69 24 Konyaspor

FIFA World Cup Greece Team Facts

Nickname(s) Ethniki (National)
Piratiko (The Pirate Ship)
Galanolefki (Sky blue-white)
Association Hellenic Football Federation (HFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head Coach Fernando Santos
Asst Coach Leonidas Vokolos
Captain Giorgos Karagounis
Most Caps Giorgos Karagounis (132)
Top Scorer Nikos Anastopoulos (29)
Home Stadium Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
FIFA Code GRE
FIFA Ranking 10
Highest FIFA Ranking 8 (April 2008 – June 2008; October 2011)
Lowest FIFA Ranking 66 (September 1998)
Elo Ranking 17
Highest Elo Ranking 7 (August 2004)
Lowest Elo Ranking 78 (May 1963 and November 1963)

Competitive Records

FIFA World Cup Record

FIFA World Cup Record FIFA World Cup Qualification Record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Position Pld W D* L GF GA
1930 Did not enter Did not enter
1934 Did not qualify - 1 0 0 1 0 4
1938 - 3 2 0 1 5 12
1950 Did not enter Did not enter
1954 Did not qualify 2 4 2 0 2 3 2
1958 3 4 0 1 3 2 9
1962 3 4 1 0 3 3 8
1966 3 6 2 1 3 10 14
1970 2 6 2 3 1 13 9
1974 3 4 0 0 4 5 11
1978 3 4 1 1 2 2 6
1982 4 8 3 1 4 11 14
1986 3 6 1 2 3 5 10
1990 3 6 1 2 3 3 15
1994 Group Stage 24 3 0 0 3 0 10 1 8 6 2 0 10 2
1998 Did not qualify 3 8 4 2 2 11 4
2002 4 8 2 1 5 7 17
2006 3 12 6 3 3 15 9
2010 Group Stage 25 3 1 0 2 2 5 Playoffs 12 7 3 2 21 10
2014 Qualified - - - - - - - Playoffs 12 9 2 1 16 6
Total 3/20   6 1 0 5 2 15 Total 116 49 24 43 142 162

Individual Records

Most Capped Players

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Giorgos Karagounis 1999– 132 10
2 Theodoros Zagorakis 1994–2007 120 3
3 Kostas Katsouranis 2003– 109 9
4 Angelos Basinas 1999–2009 100 7
5 Stratos Apostolakis 1986–1998 96 5
6 Antonis Nikopolidis 1999–2008 90 0
7 Angelos Charisteas 2001–2011 88 25
8 Dimitris Saravakos 1982–1994 78 22
9 Stelios Giannakopoulos 1997–2008 77 12
Anastassios Mitropoulos 1978–1994 77 8

Top Goalscorers

# Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 Nikos Anastopoulos 1977–1988 29 75 0.387
2 Angelos Charisteas 2001–2011 25 88 0.284
3 Theofanis Gekas 2005– 24 69 0.348
4 Dimitris Saravakos 1982–1994 22 78 0.282
5 Mimis Papaioannou 1963–1980 21 61 0.344
6 Nikos Machlas 1993–2002 18 61 0.295
7 Demis Nikolaidis 1995–2004 17 54 0.315
8 Panagiotis Tsalouchidis 1987–1995 16 76 0.211
9 Giorgos Sideris 1958–1970 14 28 0.500
10 Nikos Liberopoulos 1996–2012 13 76 0.171
Dimitris Salpingidis 2005– 13 73 0.178

Former Managers

Manager Period Games Win Draw Loss GS GA Win%
Apostolos Nikolaidis 1929
1934–1935
5 1 1 3 6 13 20%
Jan Kopsiva 1929–1930 3 1 1 1 4 10 33.3%
Josef Svejik 1930 1 0 0 1 0 3 0%
Hellenic Football Federation 1930–1931 5 1 0 4 12 15 20%
Loukas Panourgias 1932 4 0 0 4 2 14 0%
Kostas Negrepontis 1933–1934
1938
1948–1950
1953
16 5 1 10 23 25 31.3%
Kostas Konstantaras 1935 4 0 1 3 6 16 0%
Josef Kischler 1936 2 0 0 2 6 10 0%
Alan Bucket 1938 1 0 0 1 1 11 0%
Antonis Migiakis 1951
1952–1953
1954–1955
1958
1961
12 3 4 5 13 16 17%
Nikos Katrantzos 1951 1 1 0 0 1 0 100%
Ioannis Chelmis 1951
1954
1955
8 3 1 4 9 10 37.5%
Kostas Andritsos 1956 1 0 0 1 1 7 0%
Rino Martini 1957–1958 7 2 1 4 8 17 28.6%
Paul Baron 1959–1960 5 1 0 4 4 15 20%
Tryfon Tzanetis 1960–1961
1962–1964
11 5 1 5 19 25 45.5%
Lakis Petropoulos 1964–1965
1967
1969–1971
1976–1977
35 6 9 20 34 62 17.1%
Panos Markovic 1966–1967 2 2 0 0 6 1 100%
Kostas Karapatis 1968 1 0 0 1 0 1 0%
Dan Georgiadis 1968–1969 8 3 4 1 19 13 37.5%
Billy Bingham 1971–1973 12 2 3 7 11 23 16.7%
Alketas Panagoulias 1973–1976
1977–1981
1992–1994
74 23 20 31 89 121 31.1%
Christos Archontidis 1982–1984 21 5 3 13 17 33 23.8%
Miltos Papapostolou 1984–1988 46 14 15 17 46 61 30.4%
Alekos Sofianidis 1988–1989 7 3 1 3 13 10 42.9%
Antonis Georgiadis 1989–1991
1992
30 11 9 10 34 38 36.7%
Stefanos Petritsis 1992 1 0 0 1 0 1 0%
Kostas Polychroniou 1994–1998 34 17 6 11 56 32 50%
Anghel Iordănescu 1998–1999 7 4 2 1 11 7 57.1%
Vasilis Daniil 1999–2001 30 14 8 8 46 34 46.7%
Nikos Christidis 2001 1 0 1 0 0 0 0%
Otto Rehhagel 2001–2010 106 53 23 30 138 111 50%
Fernando Santos 2010–present 42 24 13 5 51 30 57.1%
Total for all games 1929–2013a 543 204 128 211 687 788 37.6%

FIFA World Cup Greece Fixtures / Results 2010

Match Date - Time Venue   Results  
4 12/06 13:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Korea Republic 2:0 Greece
19 17/06 16:00 Mangaung / Bloemfontein Greece 2:1 (1:1) Nigeria
36 22/06 20:30 Polokwane Greece 0:2 (0:0) Argentina

FIFA World Cup Greece Squad 2010

NUM NAME POSITION HT WT DOB
1 Konstantinos Chalkias Goalkeeper 1.98m 82 kg May 30, 1974
13 Michalis Sifakis Goalkeeper 1.85m 77 kg December 10, 1981
12 Alexandros Tzorvas Goalkeeper 1.89m 79 kg August 12, 1982
16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos Defender 1.93m 81 kg July 23, 1979
22 Stilianos Malezas Defender 1.92m 77 kg March 11, 1985
5 Vaggelis Moras Defender 1.93m 78 kg August 26, 1981
8 Avraam Papadopoulos Defender 1.81m 79 kg December 3, 1984
19 Sokratis Papastrathopoulos Defender 1.83m 82 kg June 9, 1988
2 Giourkas Seitaridis Defender 1.85m 79 kg June 4, 1981
4 Nikos Spyropoulos Defender 1.71m 66 kg October 10, 1983
15 Vassilis Torosidis Defender 1.88m 80 kg June 10, 1985
11 Loukas Vintra Defender 1.84m 76 kg February 5, 1981
10 Giorgias Karagounis Midfielder 1.75m 69 kg March 6, 1977
21 Kostas Katsouranis Midfielder 1.83m 81 kg June 21, 1979
18 Sotirios Ninis Midfielder 1.73m 69 kg April 3, 1990
3 Christos Patsatzoglou Midfielder 1.82m 73 kg March 19, 1979
23 Athanassios Prittas Midfielder 1.83m 78 kg January 9, 1979
6 Alexandros Tziolis Midfielder 1.89m 84 kg February 13, 1985
9 Angelos Charisteas Forward 1.90m 82 kg February 9, 1980
17 Theofanis Gekas Forward 1.79m 76 kg May 23, 1980
20 Pantelis Kapetanos Forward 1.90m 82 kg June 8, 1983
14 Dimitrios Salpingidis Forward 1.77m 72 kg August 18, 1981
7 Georgios Samaras Forward 1.93m 86 kg February 21, 1985