Following successful loan spells and European competition, Werder Bremen scouted the striker and secured his services. It was his first touch of the ball, having been on the pitch for only 52 seconds. The neutrals embraced the Greeks with their simple approach. Retrieved from ” https: His proclivity to operate between two centre-backs, to hunt down a hopeful long ball and hold it up while his teammates could reconnect the midfield with the attacking line he led, remains the standard of textbook striker play. Views Read Edit View history. Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium , Heraklion , Greece.

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He played club football in Greece, Holland, France, Germany and Saudi Arabia over a career span of 16 years, and outside of Greek football circles, Charisteas is remembered primarily for his direct play as a target man. Charisteas was called up again on 8 October for the qualification match against Croatia, and on 11 Octoberwhere he scored the winning goal in the 85th minute in Georgia, securing a 2—1 victory which sent Greece automatically to the Euro Championships.

After 90 minutes penalties had to be taken and Charisteas missed the fourth. This page was last edited on 19 Marchat In the —04 seasonWerder Bremen won the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Charisteas scoring four goals from 24 appearances. His time in the Bundesliga was a success as he scored with regularity given the rise of the German game between andand the talent on display in the league.

Views Read Edit View history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Angelos Charisteas. His impact was immediate as he scored two of the goals for Greece that day.


Angelos Charisteas

Theodoros Vardinogiannis StadiumHeraklionGreece. Reflecting on charisteass priceless moment, Charisteas said it perfectly: He was not a mercurial talent tormenting defenders in their sleep.

Charisteas netted home eight goals in the —06 season, which included a late winner against Vitesse Arnhem.

Charisteas was continuously developing and in the —01 season, where he scored seven goals.

Angelos Charisteas: the immortal Greek God of Lisbon

During the victorious Euro campaign, Charisteas scored three goals: He finished the season having played a total of 28 games for Feyenoord, netting nine goals. However, he only managed three more games all season. Wals Siezenheim StadiumSalzburg, Austria. The blue of their basic Adidas kit was matched only by the blue-collar shift the team put in over and over during the tournament orchestrated by German coach Otto Rehhagel.

Following successful loan chagisteas and European competition, Werder Charsteas scouted the striker and secured his services.

It was odd to see a side of underdogs with tucked in shirts, black boots, and a dogged game plan charistess themselves in the final against a Portugal side that had members of its famed golden generation and some up and coming stars at its disposal wearing gold-painted boots to match the flair of their egos and game. It was during his first season at Aris that Charisteas started making a name for himself, scoring twice in nine matches as they won the Greek second division in — Charistaes header is Zeus-like, thunderous and direct to the middle of the net and the charistas of the Portuguese team.

The striker made twelve appearances in the Alpha Ethniki — six as a substitute — before a loan at Athinaikos in — Cnaristeas was part of the squad that travelled to South Africa for the final tournament, where he played one game and he was the only Greek player with Giourkas SeitaridisCharistews KatsouranisGeorgios Karagounis and the goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias to participate in 2 European Championships and a World Cup.


On 13 AprilCharisteas reached the semi-finals of the —11 UEFA Champions League with Schalke, beating in the quarter-finals the defending champion InternazionaleCharisteas replaced the Brazilian Edu in the 32nd minute of the second half.

Charisteas signed a contract on 30 Juneuntil the end of the season. The game Charisteas played, both in style and approach, was a hybrid of sorts.

As the silver Adidas Fevernova ball is whipped in near post, the towering Charisteas wedges between Ricardo Carvalho and the goalkeeper, Ricardo. Ten Cate explained this by saying that Chzristeas is a great striker for the 4—4—2 formation, but not for cbaristeas 4—3—3 formation, which is played for Ajax. In a somewhat pernicious twist of fate for the Greek, it was never going to fully work out for a six foot three inch striker best deployed in a at a club that always plays a Apostolos Nikolaidis StadiumAthens, Greece.

Stadion SchnabelholzAltachAustria.

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Archived from the original on 25 May His contribution to the team and his impact in the competition was further recognised when he was named in the Euro All-star Team and he was also nominated for the Ballon d’Or award, where he finished 11th in votes.

In the qualifying rounds for EuroCharisteas scored three goals, helping Greece to automatically qualify for the competition with two games left. Charisteas started well in his first season in the Greek top league and got further noticed when he scored twice in the local derby against Thessaloniki rivals PAOK.