Anthimos Kapsis (Greek: Άνθιμος Καψής; born 3 September 1950) is a Greek former International footballer who played as a sweeper.

Anthimos Kapsis
Anthimos Kapsis Panathinaikos.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-09-03) 3 September 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Astypalaia, Greece
Playing position Libero
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1984 Panathinaikos 319 (5)
National team
1971–1982 Greece 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Astypalaia, Kapsis's family moved to Keratsini when he was young.[1] Kapsis played for the Panathinaikos FC from 1969 until 1984 and was a member of that team when it played in Wembley Stadium, located in London, England, in the 1971 European Cup Final.[2]

Kapsis was capped thirty-six times by the Greece national football team[3] and was a member of the team that competed in Euro 1980. He was also selected to an all-European squad that faced a South American one in a charity game.

Personal lifeEdit

He is the father of Michalis Kapsis (born 1973), who is also a football player and was included in the squad of Euro 2004[4] that went on to win the tournament.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Athanasiou, Nikos (2 June 2008). Μου ξανάρχονται ένα-ένα χρόνια δοξασμένα [I come back one to one with past glory] (in Greek).
  2. ^ Kolokotsios, Lambros (12 December 2009). Αθλητικοί Φάκελοι (ΑΝΘ. ΚΑΨΗΣ) [Sporting Capsules (Anth. Kapsis)] (in Greek). Evrytania News. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 October 2009). "Greece – Record International Players". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "Greece 1-0 Czech Rep". BBC News. 1 July 2004.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giorgos Koudas
Greece captain
Succeeded by
Giannis Gounaris