Kapetanos playing for Steaua
|Date of birth||June 8, 1983|
|Place of birth||Ptolemaida, Greece|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||Steaua București|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Pantelis Kapetanos (Greek: Παντελής Καπετάνος; born 8 June 1983 in Ptolemaida) is a Greek football player who is currently under contract at Liga I club Steaua București. He plays as a striker and is known for his last minute goals and for the tendency to score them with his head, which he celebrates by covering his forehead with his forearm.
In July 2008 he joined Steaua București on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract. In his first season at Steaua, Kapetanos was the club's top scorer with Bogdan Stancu, scoring 11 goals. The Steaua board extended his contract for two years, and he finished the 2009–10 season as the club's leading scorer in Liga I, with 15 goals, and in all competitions, with 19 goals.
In January 2011 his contract with Steaua was terminated, as the team did not want to pay his high salary.
Although Steaua allowed Kapetanos to leave on a free transfer, they did not want to allow him to sign for another Liga I team. He joined CFR Cluj in January 2011, signing a three years and a half contract.
Due to the fact that he previously had to undergo surgery to fix a meniscus tear, we was sidelined for his first months at CFR Cluj. Kapetanos had a much better 2011–12 season, scoring 12 goals to help CFR Cluj claim their third title in five years.
On 14 July 2012, Kapetanos scored a late goal in extra time to help his team reach the Penalty shoot-out against Dinamo București in the 2012 Romanian Supercup. CFR Cluj lost at the penalty kicks and the throphy went to Dinamo.
Second spell at Steaua
Kapetanos was called up by Greece for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Senegal. He was included in the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and made his World Cup debut in a group stage match against South Korea.
He is the elder brother of Kostas Kapetanos who plays for Olympiakos Volou. He is married and has two children.
(Correct as of 23 November 2013)
- Pantelis Kapetanos's profile
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- Steaua l-a transferat pe Pantelis Kapetanos
- "Paszkany confirma transferul lui Kapetanos la CFR Cluj". ziare.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Pantelis Kapetanos se opereaza la menisc". corectnews.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Titlul e în "Gruia" » U Cluj – CFR 2–3 şi echipa lui Andone e noua campioană!". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Kapetanos 2011–2 season". soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Dinamo bate CFR la loviturile de departajare şi ia Supercupa!". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Bine ai revenit, Pantelis Kapetanos!". steauafc.com. 3 September 2013.
- Pantelis Kapetanos, convocat la nationala Greciei
- Kapetanos a debutat la Cupa Mondiala
- Pantelis Kapetanos's career – RomanianSoccer.ro
- Player profile on soccerway.com
- Player profile on transfermarkt.co.uk