Thanasis Karagounis

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Thanasis Karagounis
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 23)
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 15 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Greece U-19 7 (0)
2011–2013 Greece U-21 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2015 (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. Karagounis injured on his lip during the Dutch cup match between PEC Zwolle and NEC Nijmegen at IJsseldelta stadium on March 26, 2014 in Zwolle.[7] On November 25, 2014 Karagounis injured again in his knee losing the rest of the 2014/15 season.[8]

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,[9] 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 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 130 13 12 4 1 0 3 1 146 18

Personal life[edit]

His brother Vasilios Karagounis is also a footballer, who is 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.[10]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atromitos

PEC Zwolle

References[edit]

External links[edit]