26 Facts About Angelos Charisteas


Angelos Charisteas was a member of the UEFA Euro 2004 winning team, scoring three goals, including the winning goal in the final against Portugal, which was considered as the greatest triumph of the nation.


Angelos Charisteas represented Greece at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.


In 2019, Angelos Charisteas was a political deputy in his regional department in Greece.


Angelos 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.


Angelos Charisteas returned to Aris the following season and made his European debut in a UEFA Cup defeat by Celta de Vigo at the age of 19.


On 29 January 2002, Angelos Charisteas joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, signing a four-year contract valid from the summer, having been watched by scouts from a number of Europe's leading sides.


Werder Bremeb Sporting director, Klaus Allofs attested "Angelos Charisteas is strong in the head, very fast and has good tactical behaviour".


Angelos Charisteas had a successful first season scoring nine goals in 31 appearances in the Bundesliga and two goals from four games in the UEFA Cup.


Greece manager Otto Rehhagel had publicly urged Angelos Charisteas to try to move to another club during the January 2005 transfer window, in order to get more first-team action.


Angelos Charisteas made his Ajax debut on 23 January 2005 against FC Utrecht and scored his first goal four days later against SC Heerenveen.


Angelos Charisteas eventually scored his first goal for his new club in his tenth game.


Angelos Charisteas finished the season having played a total of 28 games for Feyenoord, netting nine goals.


Angelos Charisteas made a total of seven appearances, scoring no goals, before his contract was terminated on 26 November 2010.


Angelos Charisteas signed a contract on 30 June 2011, until the end of the season.


Schalke 04 and Angelos Charisteas reached a result never achieved before.


On 21 May 2011, Angelos Charisteas won the German Cup with Schalke 04.


On 27 July 2011, Angelos Charisteas joined Panetolikos, newly promoted to the Super League, signing a one-year contract.


Angelos Charisteas's impact was immediate as he scored two of the goals for Greece that day.


Angelos Charisteas scored three goals for Euro 2008 qualifying rounds, helping Greece to automatically qualify for the competition with two games left.


Angelos Charisteas scored 4 goals for his country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.


Angelos Charisteas was included in the squad that travelled to South Africa for the final tournament, where he played one game.


Angelos Charisteas received another call-up on 8 October 2011 for the qualification match against Croatia.


Angelos Charisteas became the second top scorer for the Greece national team with 25 goals, four fewer than the retired Nikos Anastopoulos.


On 29 August 2019, Angelos Charisteas became sporting director of his former club Aris Thessaloniki.


Angelos Charisteas initially worked loosely as a player agent, and obtained a UEFA B license before registering to acquire further coaching certificates.


In 2019, Angelos Charisteas was a Political Deputy in his Regional Department in Greece.