Stefanos Kotsolis

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Stefanos Kotsolis
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-06-05) 5 June 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Athens, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Panathinaikos
Number 1
Youth career
1997–1998 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Panathinaikos 8 (0)
2005–2009 Larissa 100 (0)
2009–2010 Omonia 15 (0)
2010– Panathinaikos 14 (0)
National team
2005– Greece 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Stefanos Kotsolis (Greek: Στέφανος Κοτσόλης; born 5 June 1979) is a Greek football goalkeeper currently playing for Panathinaikos in the Greek Superleague.

Club career[edit]

Panathinaikos[edit]

Born in Athens, Kotsolis joined Panathinaikos as an 18-year-old youth player in 1997 and made sporadic appearances over his first five seasons at Panathinaikos. The imposing form of first-choice keeper Antonios Nikopolidis kept Kotsolis at bay for most of that time. Kotsolis, then the great hope of Greek goalkeeping, has waited patiently for an opportunity to break into the Panathinaikos first team, but Nikopolidis was always too good to be a second-choice. He made his professional debut for Panathinaikos on 13 April 1999, in a Greek Cup game against Athinaikos.[1]

Larissa[edit]

In 2005 he was transferred to Larissa where he made a total of 121 appearances, playing there until June 2009.[2] He won the Greek Cup in the season 2006/2007, beating his former club Panathinaikos for 1-2 in the Panthessaliko Stadium in [Volos|[3]].

AC Omonia[edit]

He was then transferred to Cypriot club Omonia, from where he was released in summer 2010.[1] Here he won Cypriot First Division and the LTV Super Cup.

Panathinaikos[edit]

On 8 February 2011 he returned to Panathinaikos F.C. after five and a half years of absence from the team.[1] On 23 July 2013, he renewed his contract for 2 more years. The 26 of April 2014 won his third Greek Cup with Panathinaikos playing the final against PAOK FC.

International career[edit]

He is a former Greece under-21 international and team captain at the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[4] He is also a senior international with Greece, making 5 appearances since 2005.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 December 2014

Club Season League Cup Europe* Other** Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Panathinaikos 1998-99 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999–00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000-01 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2001-02 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002-03 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2003-04 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004-05 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Larissa 2005-06 27 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
2006-07 25 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2007-08 17 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 25 0
2008-09 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Total 100 0 16 0 5 0 0 0 121 0
AC Omonia 2009–10 15 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 20 0
Total 15 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 20 0
Panathinaikos 2010-11 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2011-12 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2012-13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013-14 6 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
2014-15 4 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Total 14 0 12 0 8 0 2 0 36 0
Career total 137 0 43 0 17 0 2 0 199 0

(* Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League)

(** Includes SuperLeague Playoffs )

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