Stefanos Kotsolis

Stefanos Kotsolis
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Kotsolis with Panathinaikos in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-06-05) 5 June 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Athens, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1997–1998 Panathinaikos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Panathinaikos 8 (0)
2005–2009 AEL 100 (0)
2009–2010 Omonia 15 (0)
2010–2017 Panathinaikos 17 (0)
Total 140 (0)
National team
2005–2011 Greece 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:52, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
‡ 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 former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career

Panathinaikos

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 and the presence of Józef Wandzik, Kostas Chalkias and Mario Galinović kept Kotsolis most of that time at the bench. He made his professional debut for Panathinaikos on 13 April 1999, in a Greek Cup game against Athinaikos.[1]

AEL

In 2005, he was transferred to AE Larissa where he made a total of 121 appearances, playing there until June 2009.[2] During season 2006/2007, he won the Greek Cup after beating his former club Panathinaikos at the final.

Omonia

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.

Return to Panathinaikos

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

Kotsolis was released by Panathinaikos after the end of 2016/17 season.[3]

International career

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

As of 14 April 2017

Club Season League Cup Europe* Other** Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Panathinaikos 1998–99 Superleague Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999–00 Superleague Greece 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01 Superleague Greece 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2001–02 Superleague Greece 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002–03 Superleague Greece 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2003–04 Superleague Greece 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004–05 Superleague Greece 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
AEL 2005–06 Superleague Greece 27 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
2006–07 Superleague Greece 25 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2007–08 Superleague Greece 17 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 25 0
2008–09 Superleague Greece 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Total 100 0 16 0 5 0 0 0 121 0
Omonia 2009–10 Cypriot First Division 15 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 20 0
Total 15 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 20 0
Panathinaikos 2010–11 Superleague Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2011–12 Superleague Greece 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 Superleague Greece 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 Superleague Greece 7 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
2014–15 Superleague Greece 6 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 16 0
2015–16 Superleague Greece 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2016–17 Superleague Greece 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 17 0 20 0 10 0 2 0 49 0
Career total 140 0 51 0 19 0 2 0 212 0

(* Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League) (** Includes SuperLeague Playoffs )

Honours

Panathinaikos
AEL
Omonia

References

  1. ^ a b c "Επέστρεψε στον Παναθηναϊκό ο Κοτσόλης (Kotsolis returns to Panathinaikos)". Eleftherotypia (in Greek). 8 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Για ακόμα δύο χρόνια στον Παναθηναϊκό ο Κοτσόλης (Kotsolis to Panathinaikos for two more years)". Eleftherotypia (in Greek). 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Παρελθόν και ο Κοτσόλης" (in Greek). gazzetta.gr. 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ Seretis, I. (12 May 2002). "ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΣ ΚΟΤΣΟΛΗΣ (Stefanos Kotsolis)". To Vima (in Greek).
  5. ^ Stefanos Kotsolis at National-Football-Teams.com

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