Players

APPEARANCES

Most appearances

Giorgos Karagounis (1999-2014), 139 appearances.
First 20.08.1999 (Greece 3, El Salvador 0), last 29.06.2014 (Costa Rica 1, Greece 1, 5-3 on penalties).

First player to reach 100 appearances

Theodoros Zagorakis made his 100th appearance on 17.11.2004 (Greece 3, Kazakhstan 1).

Youngest player

Nikiforos Vikelidis at 16 years and 1 month old.
Vikelidis, born on 25.05.1913 in Thessaloniki, made his debut on 30.06.1929 (Bulgaria 1, Greece 1)

Oldest player

Giorgos Koudas at 48 years and 10 months old.
Koudas, born on 23.11.1946 in Thessaloniki, played for 25 minutes on 20.09.1995 (Greece 0, Yugoslavia 2), in a special tribute match at Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, to honour him 11 years after he retired in 1984. In the same game Giorgos Koudas also became the Oldest Captain.

Oldest player to make his debut

Chrisostomos Mihailidis at 33 years old.
Goalkeeper Mihailidis, born on 15.01.1975, made his debut on 06.02.2008 (Greece 2, Finland 1) at the age of 33 years and 22 days old. This was his only Greece appearance.

Most appearances at World Cup Finals

GOALSCORERS

Top Goalscorer

Nikos Anastopoulos (1977-1988), 29 goals.
Anastopoulos, born on 22.01.1958, scored his first goal on 16.01.1980 (Cyprus 1, Greece 1) and his last goal on 21.09.1988 (Turkey 3, Greece 1).

Youngest Goalscorer

Sotiris Ninis (2008-2015) at 18 years and 1 month old.
Ninis, born on 03.04.1990, scored on his debut on 19.05.2008 (Greece 2, Cyprus 0).

Oldest Goalscorer

Dimitris (Mimis) Domazos (1959-1980) at 38 years and 9 months old.
Domazos, born on 22.01.1942, scored in his final match for Greece on 11.11.1980 (Greece 3, Australia 3).

Most goals in a single game

Dimitris Saravakos (1982-1994), 5 goals.
Saravakos scored 5 goals (3 with penalties) on 10.10.90 (Greece 6, Egypt 1).

Most hat-tricks

Theofanis Gekas, 2 hat-tricks.
Gekas scored his first hat-trick (3 goals) on 17.11.2007 (Greece 5, Malta 0) and his second (in fact he scored 4 goals) on 10.10.2009 (Greece 5, Latvia 2).

First ever goal

Alvertos Nahmias (or Alberto Nahmia, or Alvertos Namias, born in Thessaloniki in 1905, died in 1981) scored the first ever international goal for Greece on 07.04.1929 (Greece 1, Italy B 4).

CAPTAINS

Most appearances as captain

Theodoros Zagorakis (1994-2007), 59 appearances as captain.

Youngest Captain

Dimitris (Mimis) Papaioannou (1963-1978) at 21 years and 2 months old.
Papaioannou, born on 23.08.1942, was captain for the first time on 12.02.1964 (Great Britain 2, Greece 1).

GOALKEEPERS

Most appearances as goalkeeper

Antonis Nikopolidis (1999-2008), 90 appearances.
Nikopolidis’ first appearance was on 18.08.1999 (Greece 3, El Salvador 1) and his last on 18.06.2008 (Greece 1, Spain 2).

Youngest goalkeeper

Stefanos Kapino (2011-2017) at 17 years and 7 months old.
Kapino, born on 18.03.1994, made his debut on 15.11.2011 (Greece 1, Romania 3)

Oldest goalkeeper

Costas Halkias (2001-2012) at 38 years old.
Halkias, born on 30.05.1974, played his last game on 12.06.2012 (Greece 1, Czech Republic 2) at the age of 38 years and 13 days old.

First black player

Daniel Batista Lima (1994-1996)
Batista made his first appearance on 12.10.1994 (Greece 4, Finland 0) and scored on his debut. Born in São Vicente, Cape Verde on 09.09.1964 he started playing in Greece in 1986 and became a naturalised Greek citizen in 1994 when he was called up in the national team at the age of 30.

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