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Angelos Basinas
Basinas 2008.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth January 3, 1976 (1976-01-03) (age 34)
Place of birth Chalkida, Greece
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Portsmouth
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2005 Panathinaikos 324 (44)
2006–2008 Mallorca 75 (1)
2008–2009 AEK Athens 16 (0)
2009– Portsmouth 15 (0)
National team
1999– Greece 100 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Angelos Basinas (Greek: Άγγελος Μπασινάς, born on 3 January 1976 in Chalkida, Greece) is a Greek international football player and the former captain of his country's national team. He is currently playing as a defensive midfielder for Portsmouth in the English Premier League.

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Club career

Panathinaikos

Massive Basinas started his career with Greek side Panathinaikos, during his time at Panathinaikos he won both the league and the Greek Cup in 2004. After a row broke out between Basinas the manager and the Panathinaikos board over wages, Basinas was released on September 21, 2005, which brought an end to a career at the club which lasted over 10 years, during this time he made over 200 appearances for the club scoring many crucial goals both domestically and in European competitions.[1]

Mallorca

Although rumored to go to Birmingham City, Everton, AEK Athens and Olympiacos during the 2006 Winter transfer window, Basinas signed a contract with RCD Mallorca preferring to leave Greece and avoid the Spanish Primera División. In the second half of the 05/06 season, Basinas completed a successful first period at Mallorca, helping to save the team from relegation proving a key part of the struggling teams survival. In his second year at the club he helped the team to finish in 7th position, one point from European qualification. He was released by Mallorca on July 1, 2008 after his 2½ years' contract came to an end.

AEK Athens

On 31 July 2008 he signed a 3-year contract of 1.2 million euros per annum with AEK Athens,[2] choosing the number 14. Despite the pre-season odds, AEK underachieved during the first half of the season and lost the title race too early, making Basinas favourable towards a new move during the winter transfer period.

Portsmouth

On 2 February 2009, Portsmouth confirmed the signing of Basinas on an eighteen month contract.[3] He made his debut for Portsmouth on 7 February 2009 against Liverpool. Just a few hours after his debut, manager Tony Adams, who brought Basinas in, was sacked by the club and replaced by Paul Hart. Under the new manager, Basinas hardly played and was benched for the rest of the season after only making 3 appearances for Portsmouth. Despite little playing time in his first season at Portsmouth, Basinas stated that he wanted to stay at the club. .[4] When Avram Grant become the manager of the club, Basinas had continued to impress for Portsmouth when called upon and a poll among Portsmouth fans on January 23, 2010, showed that he's appreciated by the fans. 77% of fans believe that "Basinas has the creative touch and must play", while only 2% believed he should leave the club. [5]

Basinas start to play again from the first minutes for all the matches against West Ham United of Gianfranco Zola and Manchester City of Roberto Mancini achieving a quite good performance and making shots and crosses for the strikers, playing all the time for win.

International career

Basinas won his first cap in a 3-1 win over El Salvador on August 18, 1999 and scored his first goal in just his second match, also against El Salvador just two days later. He has remained a part of the national team setup since his debut and has been a regular since Otto Rehhagel took over in 2001.

He was a key player in Greece's upset European Championship victory, scoring a penalty in his country's 2-1 upset win over host team Portugal in the tournament's opening game. Basinas was a vital player in the hard working midfield of the Greek team throughout the tournament. In the final, Charisteas scored the winning goal for Greece against Portugal off a corner kick by Basinas, which saw Greece win the trophy.

After Theodoros Zagorakis retired, Basinas was selected to take the captains arm band. Basinas earned his 100th cap for Greece April 1, 2009 in a FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifier against Israel. He is the second Greek player to achieve 100 national team appearances alongside Theodoros Zagorakis.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 August 1999 Kavala, Greece  El Salvador 3-0 Win Friendly Match
2. 28 February 2001 Heraklion, Greece  Russia 3-3 Draw Friendly Match
3. 12 June 2004 Porto, Portugal  Portugal 1-2 Win UEFA Euro 2004
4. 9 February 2005 Athens, Greece  Denmark 2-1 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
5. 28 March 2007 Valletta, Malta  Malta 0-1 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier
6. 17 November 2007 Athens, Greece  Malta 5-0 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier
7. 21 November 2007 Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1-2 Win UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier

Honours

Panathinaikos

Greece

Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

References

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thodoris Zagorakis
Greece captain
2006-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Angelos Basinas
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Personal information
Full name Angelos Basinas
Date of birth 3 January 1976 (1976-01-03) (age 35)
Place of birth    Chalkida, Greece
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Portsmouth
Senior clubs
Years Club
1995-2005
2005-2008
2008
2009-
Panathinaikos
Mallorca
AEK Athens
Portsmouth
National team
1999-2009 Greece

Angelos Basinas (born 3 January 1976) is a Greek football player. He plays for Portsmouth and Greece national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
GreeceLeague
1995/96PanathinaikosAlpha Ethniki10
1996/9710
1997/98261
1998/99210
1999/00294
2000/01253
2001/02224
2002/03245
2003/04267
2004/05243
SpainLeague
2005/06MallorcaLa Liga140
2006/07290
2007/08321
GreeceLeague
2008/09AEK AthensSuper League140
EnglandLeague
2008/09PortsmouthPremier League30
2009/10
CountryGreece 21327
Spain 751
England 30
Total 29128

International career statistics

[2]

Greece national team
YearAppsGoals
199961
200090
200171
200290
200370
2004151
2005131
200680
2007103
2008130
200930
Total1007

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