~ Framed Portsmouth Football Club Shirt Player 33 Signed By Angelos Basinas ~
The signed shirt is nicely presented in a silver finished wood and glazed frame, with a signed certificate of authenticity.
~ Angelos Basinas ~
Angelos Basinas, born on 3 January 1976 in Chalkida, Greece) is a retired Greek international footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He can also operate as a central midfielder and a centre back. He is best remembered for his key role in the Greek national team that won the 2004 European Championship. He provided the header through which Angelos Charisteas scored the winning goal in the Euro 2004 Final against Portugal.
On 2 February 2009, Portsmouth confirmed the signing of Basinas on an eighteen-month contract. 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. When Avram Grant became the manager of the club, Basinas had continued to impress for Portsmouth when called upon and a poll among Portsmouth fans on 23 January 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. With Portsmouth Angelos Basinas reached the 2010 FA Cup Final against Chelsea of Carlo Ancelotti.
~ International Career ~
Basinas won his first cap in a 3–1 win over El Salvador on 18 August 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 captain’s arm band. Basinas earned his 100th cap for Greece 1 April 2009 in a FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifier against Israel. At the time, he was only the second Greek player to achieve 100 national team appearances alongside Theodoros Zagorakis.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in good order.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 85 cm (33.5 inches) wide by 95 cm (37.25 inches) tall. It weighs 6.8 Kg.