917 Stylianos Giannakopoulos

Biography

Greek attacker Stelios joined City on a short term deal in September 2008, reunited with Phil Brown (with whom he had several seasons at Bolton) to bring experience to City’s faltering Premier League survival struggle.  After a couple of sub appearances he drifted out of first team contention.

Athenian Giannakopoulos cut his teeth at local side Ethnikos Asteras, moving on to the western flank of the Peloponnese peninsula at 19 when signing for Paniliakos.  Here he scored regular goals that attracted the attention of Olympiacos, where he spent a highly successful seven years.  At 29 he moved to Bolton Wanderers where he remained a first team regular.

In January 2009 Stelios returned to Greece, signing for AEL of Larissa.  He returned to scoring form in his opening goals but soon succumbed to injuries and ended his playing days in December 2009.  Since his retirement Stelios has been chairman of the Greek Players’ Union, managed former club Paniliakos and phoenix Athens club Kifisia, and occasionally appeared as a football pundit.

Giannakopoulos made his senior international debut in 1997 and assembled 77 caps, scoring 12 goals.  His highlight came in 2004 when he was part of the starting XI that won the European Championship in unlikely circumstances.

Details

Nationality: Greece
Date/Place of Birth: 12 July 1974, Athens (Greece)
Hull City First Game: 22 November 2008, Portsmouth A (Premier League), 34 years, 133 days old
Hull City Final Game: 3 January 2009, Newcastle United H (FA Cup Third Round), 34 years, 175 days old

Clubs

Ethnikos Asteras (1991-1993), Paniliakos (1993-1996), Olympiacos (1996-2003), Bolton Wanderers (2003-2008), Hull City (2008-2009), AEL (2009-2010)

Hull City Record

Career: 3 apps, 0 goals

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