Giorgos Karagounis> is a Greek football midfielder who at present plays for Panathinaikos FC team and is famous for having scored the first goal of UEFA Euro in 2004. Because of his long range effort, the team won the opening match and emerged as champions.
He is the captain and an icon of the Greece team having an impressive collection of honors during his career. Other than being a part of the team that won the UEFA Euro 2004, Giorgos even led his team at the FIFA World Cup in 2010 in South Africa. This year was their second appearances at the world finals.
It was in 1995 when Karagounis started his professional career with Panathinaikos team. The following year, he moved to Apollon Smirnis, where he displayed fine displays for the next two years.
The teams for whom he played are Panathinaikos from 1995-96, Apollon Athinai from 1996 to 1998, Panathinaikos again from 1998 to 2003, Internazionale team from 2003 to 2005 and Benfica from 2005-2007.
Giorgos played for Panathinaikos team and won the Greek Championship in 1995-96 and in 2009-10. He won the Greek Cup in 2009-10. In 2004-05, with the Internazionale team, he won the Coppa Italia title. With the Greece team, he won the European Championship award in 2004.
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Thursday June 21
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Sunday June 17
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Saturday June 16
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