Greece Euro 2012 Squad

Greece Euro 2012 Betting

Who can forget Greece's amazing win at Euro 2004 when they upset the odds to win their first ever major tournament? But can they repeat the trick at Euro 2012? They are one of the outsiders to win the tournament, as they were eight years ago, and the way they went about upsetting the odds during qualification for this summer's European Championships would suggest that they have a squad capable of causing an upset or two once more.

Greece earned a point against co-hosts Poland in their opening Group A match but were beaten 2-1 by Czech Republic in their next outing. They then produced one of the shocks of the tournament as they eliminated Russia by beating many people's tip to win the tournament with a 1-0 win.

They faced Germany next up in the quarter-finals but couldn't reproduce their 2004 winning heroics as they lost 4-2.

Manager: Fernando Santos
FIFA World Ranking: 14th
Best Euro Performance: Winners 2004
Qualification: Won Group F
Euro 2012 Odds: 66/1 Pre-tournament

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Euro 2012 Matches

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Current Form and Key Players

Greece were one of the surprise packages during qualifying for Euro 2012 as they won Group F from the more fancied Croatia. They picked up some impressive away wins during the campaign as they took victory in Israel and Croatia to prove their Euro 2004 victory was no fluke.

Manager Fernando Santos has a squad that might not be instantly recognisable outside of Greece but the likes of Angelos Charisteas and Giorgios Karagounis have been bedrocks of the national side for many years now. Giorgios Samaras of Celtic is one of the few players to ply his trade abroad and he will be relied on for goals, while Frankfurt's Theofanis Gekas will also hope to weigh in with plenty of goals.

Greece's Key Players:

  • Giorgios Samaras (Celtic)
  • Theofanis Gekas (Samsunspor)
  • Giorgios Karagounis (Panathinaikos)

Greece Euro 2012 Squad

Pos Player Age Caps Club
GK Kostas Chalkias 38 29 PAOK
GK Alexandros Tzorvas 29 16 Palermo
GK Michalis Sifakis 27 11 Aris Thessaloniki
DF Vasilis Torosidis 26 43 Olympiacos
DF Avraam Papadopoulos 27 31 Olympiacos
DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos 23 26 Werder Bremen
DF Kyriakos Papadopoulos 20 7 Schalke 04
DF Giorgos Tzavelas 24 5 Monaco
DF José Holebas 27 2 Olympiacos
DF Stelios Malezas 27 1 PAOK
MF Giorgos Karagounis (c) 35 115 Panathinaikos
MF Kostas Katsouranis 32 89 Panathinaikos
MF Sotiris Ninis 22 18 Panathinaikos
MF Giannis Fetfatzidis 21 12 Olympiacos
MF Grigoris Makos 25 10 AEK Athens
MF Giorgos Fotakis 30 9 PAOK
MF Giannis Maniatis 25 7 Olympiacos
MF Kostas Fortounis 19 1 Kaiserslautern
FW Nikos Lyberopoulos 36 74 AEK Athens
FW Theofanis Gekas 32 56 Samsunspor
FW Dimitris Salpigidis 30 55 PAOK
FW Giorgos Samaras 27 52 Celtic
FW Kostas Mitroglou 24 11 Atromitos

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Greece Qualifying Statistics
Last 10 Games
Greece Opponents
Won
1
6
Lost
6
1
Drawn
3
3
Points
6
21
Scored
7
14
Conceded
14
7
CleanSheets
2
6
FailedToScore
6
2
FailedToScoreBothTeams
6
0
Won
Drawn
Lost
Last 10 Games
QUALIFYING ROUND - Sunday 11th of October 2015
Greece v Hungary
Greece
STAFYLIDIS KOSTAS (5’)
TACHTSIDIS PANAGIOTIS (57’)
MITROGLOU KOSTAS (79’)
KONE PANAGIOTIS (86’)
4-3
Hungary
LOVRENCSICS GERGO (26’)
NEMETH KRISZTIAN (54’)
NEMETH KRISZTIAN (76’)
QUALIFYING ROUND - Thursday 8th of October 2015
Northern Ireland v Greece
Northern Ireland
DAVIS STEVEN (35’)
MAGENNIS JOSH (49’)
DAVIS STEVEN (58’)
3-1
Greece
ARAVIDIS CHRISTOS (87’)
QUALIFYING ROUND - Monday 7th of September 2015
Romania v Greece
Romania
0-0
Greece
QUALIFYING ROUND - Friday 4th of September 2015
Greece v Finland
Greece
0-1
Finland
QUALIFYING ROUND - Saturday 13th of June 2015
Faroe Islands v Greece
Faroe Islands
HANSSON HALLUR (32’)
OLSEN B. (70’)
2-1
Greece
PAPASTATHOPOULOS SOKRATIS (84’)
QUALIFYING ROUND - Sunday 29th of March 2015
Hungary v Greece
Hungary
0-0
Greece
QUALIFYING ROUND - Friday 14th of November 2014
Greece v Faroe Islands
Greece
0-1
Faroe Islands
QUALIFYING ROUND - Tuesday 14th of October 2014
Greece v Northern Ireland
Greece
0-2
Northern Ireland
WARD J. (9’)
LAFFERTY K. (51’)
QUALIFYING ROUND - Saturday 11th of October 2014
Finland v Greece
Finland
HURME J. (55’)
1-1
Greece
KARELIS N. (24’)
QUALIFYING ROUND - Sunday 7th of September 2014
Greece v Romania
Greece
0-1
Romania

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Winners Poll /
Who Will Win Euro 2016?
France
13%
Germany
18%
Spain
6%
England
12%
Belgium
8%
Italy
9%
Portugal
7%
Croatia
5%
Austria
2%
Poland
4%
Wales
5%
Republic of Ireland
2%
Northern Ireland
2%
Other
5%
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