Greece National Football Team

Country Greece Greece
City Athína (Athens)
Founded 1926
EC Qualification

Greece National Football Team> has spent most of their past in relative shadows, as they have participated solitarily twice in the final tournaments of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship, in 1994 and 1980 correspondingly. It was in the UEFA Euro 2004, when Greece were coroneted European champions in only their second participation in the tournament, in one of international football’s utmost shocker.

Greece has acknowledged numerous dissimilarities for their victory and has attained a higher status in international football. They have also been incorrigibly more spirited than they used to be and over and over again reach high places in the FIFA World Rankings.

Additionally, the team magnetizes large numbers of admirers not only at home matches, a rare occurrence in the previous years, but even when they play overseas, given that the team with great hold.

Greece has used different stadiums as their home ground, but has exhausted most of the competitions playing their home matches in Athens. Other cities, but principally Thessaloniki seldom hosts the national team.

Greece’s home jersey since the Hellenic Football Federation was blue, but after Greece’s victory at Euro 2004 they altered their home jersey from blue to white. Either they wear a set of white jerseys, shorts and socks or a set of blue jerseys, shorts and socks. Adidas is the official apparel purveyor.

For the FIFA World Cup 2010, the Captain for the team is Philipp Lahm and coach is Otto Rehhagel. The other team members of German squad chosen as Goalkeeper are Kostas Chalkias, Michalis Sifakis, and Alexandros Tzorvas. Some of the Defenders are Nikos Spiropoulos, Vangelis Moras, Loukas Vyntra, and Vasilis Torosidis. Midfielders are Christos Patsatzoglou, Alexandros Tziolis, Sotiris Ninis and the captain of the team himself Giorgos Karagounis. Forwards are Georgios Samaras, Angelos Charisteas and Dimitris Salpigidis.

Team Roster

Name Position
Stylianos Malezas Greece defender
Giannis Maniatis Greece defender
Thanos Petsos Greece defender
Georgios Tzavelas Greece defender
Hristos Aravidis Greece forward
Nikolaos Karelis Greece forward
Dimitrios Papadopoulos Greece forward
Panagiotis Glykos Greece goalkeeper
Giannis Fetfatzidis Greece midfielder
Evangelos Platelas Greece midfielder

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