Greece Euro 2008 Squad

Greece, the Euro 2004 champions, comfortably qualified for Euro 2008 after winning 10 of their 12 qualifying games to head Group C with 31 points. During the 14-month campaign, they only lost once, a 4-1 defeat to Turkey, who finished in second place and also qualified.

Greece won their first three games against Moldova, Norway and Bosnia-Herzegovina and although the Turkey setback followed, consecutive wins against Malta, Hungary and Moldova meant they never looked in any real danger of missing the tournament. A draw against Norway was then followed by repeat victories over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Malta and Hungary and a revenge defeat over Turkey booked Greece’s place at Euro 2008.

Greece’s hopes of reaching the latter stages of the competition will rest on the shoulders of strikers Theofanis Gekas and Nikos Liberopoulos, while defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos will also be looking to chip in after the three goals he scored in the qualifiers. At the back, goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis may be 36 but he is as dependable as ever and will be looking to repeat the form that saw him voted the best ‘keeper in the tournament in 2004.

Greece are in Group D with Russia and Spain — two sides who were also in Group A with them in 2004 — as well as Sweden, and German manager Otto Rehhagel will be quietly confident his side can advance to the latter stages of the tournament. Although winning Euro 2008 looks unlikely, the same sentiment was also expressed before the last tournament — so a second Greece shock should not be entirely discounted.

Flag of GreeceGreece Euro 2008 Squad:

Head coach:Flag of Germany Otto Rehhagel

No.Pos.PlayerDoB (Age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKAntonios Nikopolidis14 October 1971 (36)850Flag of Greece Olympiacos
2DFGiourkas Seitaridis4 June 1981 (27)541Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
3DFChristos Patsatzoglou19 March 1979 (29)271Flag of Greece Olympiacos
4DFNikos Spiropoulos10 October 1983 (24)40Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
5DFTraianos Dellas31 January 1976 (32)401Flag of Greece AEK Athens
6MFAngelos Basinas3 January 1976 (32)867Flag of Spain Mallorca
7FWGeorgios Samaras21 February 1985 (23)163Flag of England Manchester City
8MFStelios Giannakopoulos12 July 1974 (33)7312Flag of EnglandBolton Wanderers
9FWAngelos Charisteas9 February 1980 (28)6318Flag of Germany Nuremberg
10MFGiorgos Karagounis6 March 1977 (31)726Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
11DFLoukas Vyntra5 February 1981 (27)170Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
12GKKonstantinos Chalkias30 May 1974 (34)140Flag of Greece Aris
13GKAlexandros Tzorvas12 August 1982 (25)00Flag of Greece OFI Crete
14FWDimitrios Salpigidis10 August 1981 (26)191Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
15DFVasilis Torosidis10 June 1985 (22)110Flag of Greece Olympiacos
16DFSotirios Kyrgiakos23 July 1979 (28)364Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
17FWTheofanis Gekas23 May 1980 (28)256Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen
18DFYannis Goumas24 May 1975 (33)450Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
19DFParaskevas Antzas18 August 1976 (31)220Flag of Greece Olympiacos
20FWIoannis Amanatidis3 December 1981 (26)242Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
21MFKostas Katsouranis26 June 1979 (28)476Flag of Portugal Benfica
22MFAlexandros Tziolis13 February 1985 (23)80Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
23FWNikolaos Liberopoulos4 August 1975 (32)5812Flag of Greece AEK Athens

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