Angelos Charisteas Star Player for Greece at Euro 2008

The Greeks will be hoping to stage another surprise European Championship victory in 2008. If this can possibly happen once again is subject to opinion, and it is useless to speculate before the competition kicks off. However, one of the players that will surely have an impact on the results of the Greek squad in Euro ’08 is Angelos Charisteas.

Charisteas

Angelos is a striker and he currently plays in Germany for FC Nuremberg. He was born on the 9th February 1980, meaning that he is currently 28 years old, considered to be the best age for forwards. Angelos has only recently joined Nuremberg (in 2007) and has scored 4 goals in 15 games. For the Greek national team, Charisteas made his debut in February 2001 against Russia. On his debut, he scored a brace. Until today, the striker has scored 18 times in 62 games for Greece. One of these goals was the infamous goal against Portugal in the Euro 2004 final, which sent the home crowd crying and gave Greece the unpredicted victory of Euro 2004. Charisteas scored 3 times in the Euro 2008 qualifiers to help his team qualify automatically with two rounds of matches still to be played. He will surely be one of the faces that will have an impact on whether Greece will repeat the 2004 performance and surprise European football viewers once again.

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