Pantelis Kapetanos

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Pantelis Kapetanos
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Kapetanos playing for Steaua
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Ptolemaida, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
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 67 (27)
2011–2013 CFR Cluj 53 (18)
2013–2014 Steaua București 8 (3)
2014–2016 Skoda Xanthi 58 (13)
2016–2017 Veria 24 (6)
National team
2003–2005 Greece U-21 13 (2)
2010–2011 Greece 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2010

Pantelis Kapetanos (Greek: Παντελής Καπετάνος; born 8 June 1983 in Ptolemaida) is a Greek footballer. 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, he 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, after six years, Kapetanos returned to Greece by joining Skoda Xanthi on a two-year contract,[10] as a free agent.

Kapetanos as a reserved for the Greek Cup final, pulled one goal back for Skoda Xanthi in the 87th minute from close range.[11]

Veria[edit]

After being released on a free transfer from Xanthi, Kapetanos signed a one-year contract to Veria.[12] After Veria's relegation he left the club.

International career[edit]

Kapetanos was called up by Greece for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Senegal.[13] 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.[14]

Personal life[edit]

He is the elder brother of Kostas Kapetanos who plays for A.E. Karaiskakis.[15][16] He is married to fellow Greek, Fotini Dougalis and they have three children together.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 23 April 2017)

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 14 1 2 0 3 1 17 2
Total 67 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 2 2 5 0 15 5
Total 8 3 2 2 5 0 15 5
Skoda Xanthi 2014–15 31 11 10 1 0 0 41 12
2015–16 27 2 2 1 0 0 29 3
Total 58 13 12 2 0 0 70 15
Veria 2016–17 24 6 0 0 0 0 24 6
Total 24 6 0 0 0 0 24 6
Career total 362 92 40 12 40 7 442 111

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pantelis Kapetanos's profile
  2. ^ "Au dat-o în bară! Steaua– CFR Cluj 1:1". click.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. 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. ^ "Olympiakos defeat Xanthi in Greek Cup final". www.espnfc.com. 23 May 2015. 
  12. ^ Έρχονται άλλοι τρεις για τη Βέροια!
  13. ^ Pantelis Kapetanos, convocat la nationala Greciei
  14. ^ Kapetanos a debutat la Cupa Mondiala
  15. ^ "Pantelis Kapetanos: "Am un frate care mi-ar putea da multe pase de gol"" [Pantelis Kapetanos: "I have a brother who could give me a lot of assists"] (in Romanian). gsp.ro. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Ei sunt "clanul" Kapetanos! Cum ar arata Steaua cu grecul si fratele sau" [They are the Kapetanos "clan"! What would Steaua look like with the Greek and his brother] (in Romanian). sport.ro. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Îl mai ţii minte pe Pantelis Kapetanos? Fostul star de la FCSB, prins în offisde în Bucureşti" [Do you remember Pantelis Kapetanos? Former FCSB star caught in off-side in Bucharest] (in Romanian). spynews.ro. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

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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