Greece national captain joins Cottagers on 1-year deal.
Fulham have confirmed the signing of 35-year-old Greece national team captain Giorgos Karagounis on a free-transfer until the end of the season.
A vastly experienced veteran, Karagounis was part of the Greece side which defeated Portugal to win the European Championships in 2004 and the midfielder has also made over 100 European appearances (in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League) for his clubs, including Inter Milan, Benfica and two 5-year spells at Panathanaikos – for whom he has played 380 times, Fulham have announced.
Fulham boss Martin Jol was keen to add more depth to his midfield after losing star-performers from last season Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey – both to Spurs in the final days of the transfer window – along with the likes of wiley campaigner Danny Murphy who was released over the summer.
In Karagounis Jol has gained a solid midfielder who will add a wise head and a calm presence to the middle of the park, though it is the experience that he will bring with him to the training field which will be seen as an equally valuable asset to the team.
Karagounis has played 120 times for his national side – making him the joint highest-capped Greek player – since his debut in 1999.
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