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Euro 2004

“King Otto”: Film on Greece’s 2004 Soccer Triumph Premieres in the US

“King Otto”, the film on Greece's 2004 football triumph, premiered in the US on Friday after widespread critical acclaim and theatrical success worldwide. On Wednesday the real protagonists of perhaps the greatest upset in world sports history gathered at the...

Son of Greek Euro 2004 Winner Giannis Nikopolidis Drafted by Red Bulls in MLS

Giannis Nikopolidis, son of Euro 2004 winner goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, was drafted by the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday

Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient Greece

The much-coveted UEFA Euro Cup that Italy won on Sunday night has a motif that shows that the birthplace of football was in Ancient Greece

July 4, 2004: When Greece Stunned the World to Win Euro 2004

On July 4, 2004 Greece won Euro 2004, the primary European football competition, in one of the greatest shocks in the history of football.

“King Otto”: Film on Greece’s 2004 Football Triumph Hits Screens

"King Otto" Rehhagel celebrates Greece's Euro 2004 football triumph, representing perhaps the greatest upset in all of sports history.

Greeks Reminisce on the 15th Anniversary of the Football Miracle (video)

Every year since 2004, Greeks celebrate their own 4th of July, as it is the day the Greek national football team stunned the world by beating Portugal 1-0 in the final and winning the European Cup. It was a glorious...

The Decline of Greek Football: From Euro Champions to Pariahs

It was 4 July 2004 when Greece's national football team did the unthinkable: They won the European Cup, sending millions of Greeks across the world into ecstasy. The Greek underdogs beat hosts Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo in the final; they...

Fireman, Politician, Manager: Diverse Careers of the Euro 2004 Heroes

Thirteen years ago, in the summer of 2004, Greek football fans all over the world experienced the ultimate dream as they watched in amazement Otto Rehhagel and his team crowned champions of Europe. It seems only yesterday when the team...

Luxembourg Beat Greece 1 – 0 in Shocking Loss at Coach Skibbe's Debut Match

The debut of Michael Skibbe on Greece's bench was marked by yet another loss of the national football team, as this time they were beaten 1-0 at a friendly game in Luxembourg. Greece's players didn't manage to score again as...

Euro 2004: 10 Years Since Greece Shook Up the Football World (video)

On July 4th 2004, Greece's National Football Team achieved perhaps the most astonishing victory, not only in the history of football, but in the history of sports in general. They beat the tournament's hosts, Portugal, by 1-0 and won the European...