Pantelis Kapetanos

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Pantelis Capetanos
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Capetanos playing for Steaua
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Ptolemaida, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Skoda Xanthi
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Kozani 54 (11)
2002–2005 Iraklis 75 (10)
2006–2008 AEK Athens 26 (4)
2008–2011 Steaua București 65 (27)
2011–2013 CFR Cluj 53 (18)
2013–2014 Steaua București 8 (3)
2014– Skoda Xanthi 5 (2)
National team
2003–2005 Greece U-21 13 (2)
2010– Greece 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2010

Pantelis Capetanos (Greek: Παντελής Καπετάνος; born 8 June 1983 in Ptolemaida) is a Greek footballer currently playing for Superleague Greece club Skoda Xanthi. 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.[2]

Club career[edit]

Kapetanos preparing to take a penalty during a match with Internaţional Curtea de Argeş

Kapetanos started his career in his native Greece, playing for Kozani, Iraklis and AEK Athens, with whom he competed in the UEFA Champions' League.

Steaua București[edit]

In July 2008 he joined Steaua București on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract.[3] 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.

CFR Cluj[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] Kapetanos had a much better 2011–12 season, scoring 12 goals to help CFR Cluj claim their third title in five years.[6][7]

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.[8]

Second spell at Steaua[edit]

On 3 September 2013, Steaua București announced that they have reached agreement with CFR Cluj for the transfer of Pantelis Kapetanos.[9]

Skoda Xanthi[edit]

On 11 July 2014, Kapetanos joined Skoda Xanthi on a two-year contract,[10] as a free agent.

International career[edit]

Kapetanos was called up by Greece for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Senegal.[11] 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.[12]

Personal life[edit]

He is the elder brother of Kostas Kapetanos who plays for Olympiakos Volou. He is married and has two children.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 18 December 2013)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kozani
1999–00 8 2 1 0 0 0 9 2
2000–01 24 5 2 1 0 0 26 6
2001–02 22 4 1 0 0 0 23 4
Total 54 11 4 1 0 0 58 12
Iraklis Thessaloniki
2002–03 22 5 2 1 1 0 25 6
2003–04 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
2004–05 18 3 2 1 0 0 20 4
2005–06 14 1 1 0 0 0 15 1
Total 75 10 8 2 1 0 85 12
AEK Athens
2005–06 9 1 1 0 0 0 10 1
2006–07 15 3 2 1 8 1 25 5
2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 26 4 3 1 8 1 37 6
Steaua București
2008–09 23 11 3 1 4 0 30 12
2009–10 30 15 2 2 8 2 38 19
2010–11 12 1 2 0 3 1 17 2
Total 65 27 7 3 15 3 87 33
CFR Cluj
2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 28 12 1 0 0 0 29 12
2012–13 20 6 2 1 11 3 33 10
2013–14 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 53 18 4 1 11 3 68 22
Steaua București
2013–14 8 3 1 2 5 0 14 5
Total 8 3 1 2 5 0 14 5
Career total 281 73 27 10 40 7 348 90

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pantelis Kapetanos's profile
  2. ^ "Au dat-o în bară! Steaua– CFR Cluj 1:1". click.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Steaua l-a transferat pe Pantelis Kapetanos
  4. ^ "Paszkany confirma transferul lui Kapetanos la CFR Cluj". ziare.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pantelis Kapetanos se opereaza la menisc". corectnews.com (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Titlul e în "Gruia" » U Cluj – CFR 2–3 şi echipa lui Andone e noua campioană!". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kapetanos 2011–2 season". soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dinamo bate CFR la loviturile de departajare şi ia Supercupa!". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bine ai revenit, Pantelis Kapetanos!". steauafc.com. 3 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Βόμβα με Καπετάνο" (in Greek). sport24.gr FC. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Pantelis Kapetanos, convocat la nationala Greciei
  12. ^ Kapetanos a debutat la Cupa Mondiala

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nicolae Dică
Steaua Top Scorer
2008–2009
(with Bogdan Stancu)
Succeeded by
Pantelis Kapetanos
Preceded by
Pantelis Kapetanos
Bogdan Stancu
Steaua Top Scorer
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Bogdan Stancu