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Encyclopedia > Stelios Giannakopoulos
Stelios Giannakopoulos
Personal information
Full name Stylianos Giannakopoulos
Date of birth July 12, 1974 (1974-07-12) (age 33)
Place of birth    Flag of Greece Athens, Greece
Height ft 9 in (1.74 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992-1993
1993-1996
1996-2003
2003-
Ethnikos Asteras
Paniliakos
Olympiakos
Bolton Wanderers
032 0(6)
084 (26)
189 (63)
122 (18)   
National team2
1997- Greece 066 (12)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 21:24, 18 May 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 31/08/2006.
* Appearances (Goals) is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... FT can stand for: Fault-tolerance Fourier transform, a mathematical transform France Télécom, the main telecommunication company in France Financial Times, a business-oriented newspaper Fortean Times, a magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena Flyertalk, a travel-related Internet forum EMD FT, a pioneering diesel locomotive built in... For other uses, see M (disambiguation). ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ... Paniliakos (also uncommonly Panileiakos) was founded in 1957 from the union of four teams from the city of Pyrgos (Ethnikos, Iraklis, A.E.K., Apollon). ... Olympiacos CFP is a Greek football club, part of the Olympiacos sports club founded in 1925, which plays in the port city of Piraeus. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ...

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Greece Greece
European Championships
Gold 2004 Portugal Greece

Stylianos Giannakopoulos (Greek: Στυλιανός Γιαννακόπουλος), popularly known as Stelios (born July 12, 1974 in Athens, Greece), is a Greek football player who currently plays for Bolton Wanderers as a midfielder. Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ...

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Club career

Early career

Stelios started his playing career in 1992 in his homeland of Greece, spending his first season with Ethnikos Asteras. Having been thrust immediately into first-team action, he found himself scoring six goals in his opening season, before moving to Paniliakos. In the three years he spent there, he scored 26 goals in 84 games and soon attracted the attention of bigger clubs. Ethnikos Asteras is a Greek football club, currently in the Football B Division, who are based in Kaisariani, Athens, not to be confused with Ethnikos Piraeus who are based in Piraeus. ... Paniliakos (also uncommonly Panileiakos) was founded in 1957 from the union of four teams from the city of Pyrgos (Ethnikos, Iraklis, A.E.K., Apollon). ...


Olympiakos

Olympiakos were successful in getting his signature in the summer of 1996 where he spent the next seven seasons. As a regular player, Stelios was very successful with the club making a total of 189 appearances and scoring 63 goals in all competitions. Olympiakos won the Greek championship in every single season while Stelios was with them and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League during the 1998-99 season. Olympiacos CFP is a Greek football club, part of the Olympiacos sports club founded in 1925, which plays in the port city of Piraeus. ... Champions League may refers to: UEFA Champions League - A major football (soccer) tournament contested by European teams. ...


Bolton Wanderers

However, after ten years playing in Greece he was snapped up by Bolton Wanderers. The manager at the time Sam Allardyce described Stelios as "...an attacking midfielder who knows how to score goals. His main attribute remains his ability to make late runs into the penalty area and his flair to shoot accurately from range[1]." He made his Bolton début against Manchester United and helped Bolton reach the 2004 Carling Cup final and their highest ever Premiership finish in his first season. His fine form continued in to the next two seasons with one of the highlights being the winning goal he scored against Arsenal in an FA Cup Fourth round match played at the Reebok Stadium on January 28, 2006. Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ... Samuel Allardyce (born October 19, 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional football player and is the manager of Newcastle United. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... The 2004 Carling Cup Final was played between Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The FA Cup 2005-06 is the 125th staging of the worlds oldest football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. ... The Reebok Stadium is the home stadium of English Premier League football club Bolton Wanderers, and is located on the Middlebrook retail park in Horwich, near Bolton. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With Sam Allardyce leaving the club at the start of the 2007-08 season and only a year left on his contract, there were rumours of Stelios moving to another Premiership club or returning to Greece.


Stelios also has the distinction of being part of the substitution that holds the record of the largest difference between the number of letters in the surnames of two players in a Premiership substitution. This occurred when he replaced Ibrahim Ba during a league game for Bolton Wanderers on February 7, 2004. The difference was 12 letters, 14 and 2. Not to be confused with Ibrahima Ba, Senegalese international football player. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On Wednesday, 26 September 2007, Stelios netted a late winner for Bolton Wanderers F.C in the Carling Cup 3rd round tie against Fulham F.C at Craven Cottage (in Extra Time). The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Craven Cottage is the name of a sports stadium in the Hammersmith and Fulham area that has been the 6. ...


International career

Stelios made his international debut on the 12th of March 1997 against Cyprus. One of his most important and memorable goals with the Greek national team was in a 1-0 away victory against Spain, in a EURO 2004 qualifier which ensured automatic qualification for Greece. He was also one of the key players selected for the team which were victorious in the 2004 European Football Championship. First international Greece 1 - 4  Italy (Athens, Greece; 7 April 1929) Biggest win Greece 8 - 0  Syria (Athens, Greece; 25 November 1949) Biggest defeat  Hungary 11 - 1 Greece (Budapest, Hungary; 25 March 1938) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1994) Best result Round 1, 1994 European Championship Appearances 2 (First... The finals of the 2004 UEFA European Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, were held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ...


Honours

The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ... Alpha Ethniki ...

References

  1. ^ Stelios Giannakopoulos profile 4THEGAME.com

External links

  • Stelios Giannakopoulos career stats at Soccerbase

  Results from FactBites:
 
Stelios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (127 words)
Stelios (Greek: Στέλιος) or formally Stylianos (Greek: Στυλιανός) is a Greek first name.
This name is given to honor St.Stylianos, an orthodox saint, protector of the children.
Stelios is the first name of a number of people:
icTeesside - Stelios still on cloud nine (720 words)
Greece's Stelios Giannakopoulos admitted yesterday that never in his wildest dreams did he believe he would be the proud owner of a Euro 2004 winners medal.
Giannakopoulos played in last night's Euro 2004 final win over hosts Portugal at the Estadio da Luz when a second-half goal from Angelos Charisteas saw the Greeks complete a fairytale that scarcely seemed possible at the start of the tournament.
Giannakopoulos said that the victory was one of the best moments of his life.
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