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Flag of Greece Greece
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Nickname(s) Ethniki (National)
Piratiko (The Pirate Ship)
Galanolefki (Sky blue-white)
Association Hellenic Football Federation (HFF)
Ελληνική Ποδοσφαιρική Ομοσπονδία
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Netherlands John Van ’t Schip
Asst coach Flag of Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos
Captain Vasilis Torosidis
Most caps Giorgos Karagounis (139)
Top scorer Nikos Anastopoulos (29)
Ground Olympic Stadium
Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
FIFA code GRE
FIFA ranking 43 Increase 2 (4 April 2019)
Highest FIFA ranking 8 (April 2008, October 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 66 (September 1998)
Elo ranking 54 Decrease 1 (30 May 2019)
Highest Elo ranking 7 (August 2004)
Lowest Elo ranking 78 (May 1963, November 1963)
First international  Greece 1–4 Italy 
(Athens, Greece; 7 April 1929)
Biggest win  Greece 8–0 Syria 
(Athens, Greece; 25 November 1949)
Biggest defeat  Hungary 11–1 Greece 
(Budapest, Hungary; 25 March 1938)
World Cup appearances 3 (First in 1994)
Best result Round of 16, 2014
European Championship appearances 4 (First in 1980)
Best result Winners, 2004
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The Greece national football team is the national association football team of Greece and is controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation (Ελληνική Ποδοσφαιρική Ομοσπονδία – HFF), the governing body for football in Greece. Greece's main home grounds are located at the Olympic Stadium in Athens and Karaiskakis Stadium in Pireaus. The current head coach is Angelos Anastasiadis.

History

Main article: History of the Greece national football team

Competitive records

FIFA World Cup

UEFA European Football Championship

Results and fixtures

Times are in Greece's local time, EET/EEST. Different times are in parentheses.

2018

2018–19 UEFA Nations League 8 September 2018 Estonia  0–1  Greece Tallinn, Estonia  
21:45 Report Fortounis Goal 14' Stadium: A. Le Coq Arena
Attendance: 5,567
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)
2018–19 UEFA Nations League 11 September 2018 Hungary  2–1  Greece Budapest, Hungary  
21:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Sallai Goal 15'
Kleinheisler Goal 43'
Report Manolas Goal 18' Stadium: Groupama Arena
Attendance: 120
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
2018–19 UEFA Nations League 12 October 2018 Greece  1–0  Hungary Athens, Greece  
21:45 Mitroglou Goal 65' Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 9,040
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
2018–19 UEFA Nations League 15 October 2018 Finland  2–0  Greece Tampere, Finland  
21:45 Soiri Goal 46'
Kamara Goal 89'
Report Stadium: Tampere Stadium
Attendance: 10,107
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
2018–19 UEFA Nations League 15 November 2018 Greece  1–0  Finland Athens, Greece  
21:45 Granlund Goal 25' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 6,376
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
2018–19 UEFA Nations League 18 November 2018 Greece  0–1  Estonia Athens, Greece  
21:45 Report Lampropoulos Goal 44' (o.g.) Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 5,179
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskyi (Ukraine)

2019

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 23 March 2019 Liechtenstein  0–2  Greece Vaduz, Liechtenstein  
21:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Report Fortounis Goal 45+1'
Donis Goal 80'
Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion
Attendance: 2,711
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (Belgium)
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 26 March 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–2  Greece Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
21:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Višća Goal 10'
Pjanić Goal 15'
Report Fortounis Goal 64' (pen.)
Kolovos Goal 85'
Stadium: Bilino Polje Stadium
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Friendly 30 May 2019 Turkey  2–1  Greece Antalya, Turkey  
20:00
(20:00 UTC+3)
Ünder Goal 11'
Karaman Goal 17'
Report Kourbelis Goal 90+3' Stadium: Antalya Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 8 June 2019 Greece  v  Italy Athens, Greece  
21:45 Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 11 June 2019 Greece  v  Armenia Athens, Greece  
21:45 Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 5 September 2019 Finland  v  Greece Tampere, Finland  
21:45 Report Stadium: Tampere Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 8 September 2019 Greece  v  Liechtenstein Heraklion, Greece  
21:45 Report Stadium: Pankritio Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 12 October 2019 Italy  v  Greece Italy  
21:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Report Stadium: TBD
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 15 October 2019 Greece  v  Bosnia and Herzegovina Heraklion, Greece  
21:45 Report Stadium: Pankritio Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 15 November 2019 Armenia  v  Greece Yerevan, Armenia  
19:00
(21:00 UTC+4)
Report Stadium: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying 18 November 2019 Greece  v  Finland Heraklion, Greece  
21:45 Report Stadium: Pankritio Stadium

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the Greece squad for the friendly match against Turkey on 30 May 2019 and the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures against Italy and Armenia, on 8 and 11 June 2019 respectively.

Caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2019, after the match against Turkey.
# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Vasilis Barkas 30 May 1994 (1994-05-30) (age 26) 7 0 Flag of Greece AEK Athens
1GK Odysseas Vlachodimos 26 April 1994 (1994-04-26) (age 26) 3 0 Flag of Portugal Benfica
1GK Alexandros Paschalakis 28 July 1989 (1989-07-28) (age 31) 1 0 Flag of Greece PAOK
2DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Captain) 9 June 1988 (1988-06-09) (age 32) 86 3 Flag of England Arsenal
2DF Kostas Manolas 14 June 1991 (1991-06-14) (age 29) 39 1 Flag of Italy Roma
2DF Kostas Stafylidis 2 December 1993 (1993-12-02) (age 27) 25 2 Flag of Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Dimitris Siovas 16 September 1988 (1988-09-16) (age 32) 15 0 Flag of Spain Leganés
2DF Leonardo Koutris 23 July 1995 (1995-07-23) (age 25) 4 0 Flag of Greece Olympiacos
2DF Giorgos Valerianos 13 February 1992 (1992-02-13) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Greece Aris Thessaloniki
2DF Giannis Kotsiras 16 December 1992 (1992-12-16) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Greece Asteras Tripolis
3MF Kostas Fortounis 16 October 1992 (1992-10-16) (age 28) 42 6 Flag of Greece Olympiacos
3MF Andreas Samaris 13 June 1989 (1989-06-13) (age 31) 36 1 Flag of Portugal Benfica
3MF Petros Mantalos 31 August 1991 (1991-08-31) (age 29) 23 2 Flag of Greece AEK Athens
3MF Zeca 31 August 1988 (1988-08-31) (age 32) 15 1 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen
3MF Dimitris Pelkas 26 October 1993 (1993-10-26) (age 27) 13 0 Flag of Greece PAOK
3MF Dimitris Kourbelis 2 November 1993 (1993-11-02) (age 27) 10 1 Flag of Greece Panathinaikos
3MF Dimitris Kolovos 27 April 1993 (1993-04-27) (age 27) 6 1 Flag of Cyprus Omonia
3MF Charis Mavrias 21 February 1994 (1994-02-21) (age 26) 6 0 Flag of Cyprus Omonia
3MF Andreas Bouchalakis 5 April 1993 (1993-04-05) (age 27) 6 0 Flag of Greece Olympiacos
3MF Manolis Siopis 14 May 1994 (1994-05-14) (age 26) 1 0 Flag of Greece Aris Thessaloniki
4FW Tasos Bakasetas 28 June 1993 (1993-06-28) (age 27) 20 0 Flag of Greece AEK Athens
4FW Tasos Donis 29 August 1996 (1996-08-29) (age 24) 9 1 Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart
4FW Efthymis Koulouris 6 March 1996 (1996-03-06) (age 24) 8 0 Flag of Greece PAOK
4FW Giorgos Masouras 1 January 1994 (1994-01-01) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Greece Olympiacos
4FW Fiorin Durmishaj 14 November 1996 (1996-11-14) (age 24) 1 0 Flag of Greece Panionios

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Greece squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Orestis Karnezis 11 July 1985 (1985-07-11) (age 35) 49 0 Flag of Italy Napoli v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
GK Andreas Gianniotis 18 December 1992 (1992-12-18) (age 28) 2 0 Flag of Greece Olympiacos v.  Hungary, 11 September 2018
DF Michalis Bakakis INJ 18 March 1991 (1991-03-18) (age 29) 9 0 Flag of Greece AEK Athens v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 26 March 2019
DF Spyros Risvanis 3 January 1994 (1994-01-03) (age 27) 1 0 Flag of Greece Atromitos v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 26 March 2019
DF Dimitris Kolovetsios 16 October 1991 (1991-10-16) (age 29) 0 0 Flag of Greece Panathinaikos v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 26 March 2019
DF Vasilis Torosidis 10 June 1985 (1985-06-10) (age 35) 100 10 Flag of Greece Olympiacos v.  Estonia, 18 November 2018
DF Vasilis Lampropoulos 3 March 1990 (1990-03-03) (age 30) 2 0 Flag of Greece AEK Athens v.  Estonia, 18 November 2018
DF Dimitris Giannoulis 17 October 1995 (1995-10-17) (age 25) 2 0 Flag of Greece PAOK v.  Estonia, 18 November 2018
DF Giorgos Tzavellas 26 November 1987 (1987-11-26) (age 33) 30 2 Flag of Turkey Alanyaspor v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
DF Kostas Tsimikas 12 May 1996 (1996-05-12) (age 24) 2 0 Flag of Greece Olympiacos v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
DF Marios Oikonomou 6 October 1992 (1992-10-06) (age 28) 6 0 Flag of Greece AEK Athens v.  Hungary, 11 September 2018
DF Babis Lykogiannis 22 March 1993 (1993-03-22) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Italy Cagliari v.  Hungary, 11 September 2018
MF Alexandros Tziolis 13 February 1985 (1985-02-13) (age 35) 75 2 Flag of Saudi Arabia Al-Fayha v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
MF Lazaros ChristodoulopoulosINJ 19 December 1986 (1986-12-19) (age 34) 35 1 Flag of Greece Olympiacos v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
MF Giannis Fetfatzidis 12 December 1990 (1990-12-12) (age 30) 25 3 Flag of Greece Aris Thessaloniki v.  Finland, 15 October 2018
FW Kostas Mitroglou INJ 12 March 1988 (1988-03-12) (age 32) 65 17 Flag of France Marseille v.  Turkey, 30 May 2019
FW Nikos Karelis 24 February 1992 (1992-02-24) (age 28) 19 3 Flag of Belgium Genk v.  Estonia, 18 November 2018

INJ Not part of the current squad due to injury
RET Retired from international competition
SUS Suspended due to accumulated yellow/red cards

Coaching staff

Director Flag of Greece Angelos Basinas
Manager Flag of Greece Angelos Anastasiadis
Assistant Manager Flag of Greece Stelios Giannakopoulos
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Greece Apostolos Terzis
First-Team Doctor Flag of Greece Giorgos Oikonomidis
Fitness Coach Flag of Greece Leonidas Dimitrakopoulos
Ergophysiologist Flag of Greece Yiannis Kotsis
Physiotherapist Flag of Greece Loukas Karamanis

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Greek international players

Managers

Main article: List of Greece international managers

Honours

Other awards

External links

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