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Nikos has played for Greece in the men's, youth's and under eighteen's national teams. The first time he played for the men's team was in the game against Finland, in the Kaftatzoglio stadium in Thessaloniki, in October 1994. The game was for the qualifiers for Euro 96 and Greece won with final score 4-0. Unfortunately the team did not manage to qualify and Nikos did not have the opportunity to play in the English fields, which he was so looking forward to.

His next set of games with the National Team were the string of qualifier matches for the French World Cup. He took part in all of them, but for yet another time Greece did not manage to qualify. Everyone had kept their hopes up till the very last game against Denmark. Unfortunately they were very unlucky in that game since they had many opportunities to score, but had to face a great goalkeeper, no other than the famous Scmhaichel.

The greatest disappointment however was Qualifying games for the Euro 2000 in Holland and Belgium. The teams we had to face were weaker than the National team, but the results the team managed to get were not enough to get them through. The fault relies on the players, as they did not respond to the games' demands.

Still, the players managed not only to quality for Euro 2004, but also, to everyone's surprise, to win it! Nikos was part of the team but never got to see any action due to an injury a few days before the tournament. This was the first time that a Greek time managed to win a football European cup at any level.


232 Appearances in England (175 for Newcastle United, 18 for Leicester in the Premier League and 39 for Leicester in the Championship). Total League-Cup-Europe appearances 550. National Team appearances 70. Goals total 40.