Thanasis Karagounis

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Thanasis Karagounis
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Lamia, Greece
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 8
Youth career
Akadimia Lamia
Androutsos Gravia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Fokikos 30 (4)
2009–2014 Atromitos 85 (8)
2014– PEC Zwolle 12 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Greece U-19 7 (0)
2011– Greece U-21 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2011

Thanasis Karagounis (Greek: Θανάσης Καραγκούνης; born 25 September 1991) is a Greek footballer who plays for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie.[1]

Club career[edit]

He started his professional career in 2008 with Fokikos, making 30 appearances in the Football League 2 and scoring 4 goals.[2]

On summer 2009 he joined the newly promoted Beta Ethniki champions[3] Atromitos,.[2]

He was part of the Atromitos team who were runner-ups of the 2010–11 Greek Cup, after losing 0–3 to AEK Athens.[4] Thanasis only made 2 appearances in Atromitos' way to the final, one as a starter against Anagennisi Giannitsa for the fourth phase[5] and one as a substitute against Diagoras for the second leg of the quarter finals.[6] He scored his first goal with the club on May 3, 2014 in an away loss 2-1 against Twente.

In January 2014, he signed a 2,5 years' contract with PEC Zwolle. He made his debut with the club in January, 18th as a substitute in a 1-2 home loss against Vitesse.

International career[edit]

Thanasis Karagounis made 7 appearances for Greece under-19 in the past.[1] He is currently a member of the under-21 team,[7] making 9 appearances for them so far.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008–09 Fokikos Football League 2 30 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 4
2009–10 Atromitos Superleague Greece 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2010–11 Atromitos Superleague Greece 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12 Atromitos Superleague Greece 21 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 25 3
2012–13 Atromitos Superleague Greece 28 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 30 5
2013–14 Atromitos Superleague Greece 12 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 15 3
2013–14 PEC Zwolle Eredivisie 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2014–15 PEC Zwolle Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 127 13 11 3 1 0 3 1 142 17

Personal life[edit]

His brother Vasilios Karagounis is also a footballer who currently playing for Olympiacos F.C.. Although he shares the same surname as Giorgos Karagounis, the former captain of the Greek national football team, it was revealed at an joint interview of both players that they are not related.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atromitos

PEC Zwolle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Thanasis Karagounis profile". UEFA. 
  2. ^ a b "Thanasis Karagounis to Atromitos". Paratiritis Fthiotidas. Retrieved 26 November 2011.  (Greek)
  3. ^ "Atromitos are champions". in.gr. 18 May 2009.  (Greek)
  4. ^ "2010–11 Greek Cup Final, match report". Hellenic Football Federation.  (Greek)
  5. ^ "Anagennisi Giannitsa – Atromitos 1–3 (26/10/2010), match report". Hellenic Football Federation. , Καραγκούνης (Greek)
  6. ^ "Diagoras – Atromitos 0–1 (3/2/2011), match report". Hellenic Football Federation. , Καραγκούνης (Greek)
  7. ^ "Greece U21 squad". Hellenic Football Federation. Retrieved 26 November 2011.  (Greek)
  8. ^ Katonis, Pavlos (14 November 2010). "When Karagounis met Karagounis". Espresso. Retrieved 26 November 2011.  (Greek)

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