Stelios Giannakopoulos was born in July 12, 1974 in Athens, Greece. Stelios Giannakopoulos is a Greek football player who currently plays for Bolton Wanderers as a midfielder.
Stelios Giannakopoulos started his football playing career in 1992 in his homeland of Greece, spending his first season with Ethnikos Asteras football team.
Olympiacos football club was successfull in getting his signature in the summer of 1996 where he spent the next seven football seasons. As a regular football player, Stelios was very successfull with the club making a total of 189 appearances and scoring 63 goals in all competitions.
However, after ten years playing football in Greece he was snapped up by Bolton Wanderers. The manager at the time Sam Allardyce described Stelios as “…an attacking midfielder who knows how to score goals. His main attribute remains his ability to make late runs into the penalty area and his flair to shoot accurately from range.
One of his most important and memorable goals with the Greek national football team was in a 1-0 away victory against Spain, in a EURO 2004 qualifier which ensured automatic qualification for Greece. He was also one of the key football players selected for the team which were victorious in the 2004 European Football Championship.
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