Pantelis Kapetanos


Kapetanos playing for Steaua
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-08) June 8, 1983
Place of birth Ptolemaida, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Kozani 54 (11)
2002–2005 Iraklis 65 (10)
2006–2008 AEK Athens 27 (4)
2008–2011 Steaua București 67 (27)
2011–2013 CFR Cluj 59 (21)
2013–2014 Steaua București 11 (3)
2014–2016 Skoda Xanthi 58 (13)
2016– Veria 6 (1)
National team
2003–2005 Greece U-21 13 (2)
2010–2011 Greece 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2010

Pantelis Kapetanos (Greek: Παντελής Καπετάνος; born 8 June 1983 in Ptolemaida) is a Greek footballer who plays for Greek club Veria. He plays as a striker and is known for his last minute goals and for the tendency to score them with his head, which he celebrates by covering his forehead with his forearm.[2]

Club career

Kapetanos preparing to take a penalty during a match with Internaţional Curtea de Argeş

Kapetanos started his career in his native Greece, playing for Kozani, Iraklis and AEK Athens, with whom he competed in the UEFA Champions' League.

Steaua București

In July 2008 he joined Steaua București on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract.[3] In his first season at Steaua, Kapetanos was the club's top scorer with Bogdan Stancu, scoring 11 goals. The Steaua board extended his contract for two years, and he finished the 2009–10 season as the club's leading scorer in Liga I, with 15 goals, and in all competitions, with 19 goals.

In January 2011 his contract with Steaua was terminated, as the team did not want to pay his high salary.

CFR Cluj

Although Steaua allowed Kapetanos to leave on a free transfer, they did not want to allow him to sign for another Liga I team. He joined CFR Cluj in January 2011, signing a three years and a half contract.[4]

Due to the fact that he previously had to undergo surgery to fix a meniscus tear, he was sidelined for his first months at CFR Cluj.[5] Kapetanos had a much better 2011–12 season, scoring 12 goals to help CFR Cluj claim their third title in five years.[6][7]

On 14 July 2012, Kapetanos scored a late goal in extra time to help his team reach the Penalty shoot-out against Dinamo București in the 2012 Romanian Supercup. CFR Cluj lost at the penalty kicks and the throphy went to Dinamo.[8]

Second spell at Steaua

On 3 September 2013, Steaua București announced that they have reached agreement with CFR Cluj for the transfer of Pantelis Kapetanos.[9]

Skoda Xanthi

On 11 July 2014, after six years, Kapetanos returned to Greece by joining Skoda Xanthi on a two-year contract,[10] as a free agent.

Kapetanos as a reserved for the Greek Cup final, pulled one goal back for Skoda Xanthi in the 87th minute from close range.[11]


After being released on a free transfer from Xanthi, Kapetanos signed a one-year contract to Veria.[12]

International career

Kapetanos was called up by Greece for the first time ahead of its international friendly against Senegal.[13] He was included in the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and made his World Cup debut in a group stage match against South Korea.[14]

Personal life

He is the elder brother of Kostas Kapetanos who plays for A.E. Karaiskakis. He is married to fellow Greek, Fotini Dougalis and they have three children together.

Career statistics


(Correct as of 21 October 2016)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1999–00 82100092
2000–01 2452100266
2001–02 2241000234
Total 541141005812
Iraklis Thessaloniki
2002–03 2252110256
2003–04 2113000241
2004–05 1832100204
2005–06 1411000151
Total 751082108512
AEK Athens
2005–06 911000101
2006–07 1532181255
2007–08 20000020
Total 2643181376
Steaua București
2008–09 231131403012
2009–10 301522823819
2010–11 1412031172
Total 6727731538733
CFR Cluj
2010–11 20000020
2011–12 281210002912
2012–13 206211133310
2013–14 30100040
Total 5318411136822
Steaua București
2013–14 832250155
Total 832250155
Skoda Xanthi
2014–15 3111101004112
2015–16 2722100293
Total 5813122007015
2016–17 61000061
Total 61000061
Career total 344874012407424106



Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nicolae Dică
Steaua Top Scorer
(with Bogdan Stancu)
Succeeded by
Pantelis Kapetanos
Preceded by
Pantelis Kapetanos
Bogdan Stancu
Steaua Top Scorer
Succeeded by
Bogdan Stancu
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