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Fulham swoop for veteran Greek midfielder

Giorgos Karagounis has signed for Fulham. Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport Giorgos Karagounis has signed for Fulham. Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
3:21 PM

Fulham have confirmed the signing of experienced midfielder Giorgos Karagounis until the end of this season.

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The 35-year-old Greece captain joins the Cottagers on a free transfer, having been without a club since his contract with Panathinaikos ended earlier this year.

Fulham manager Martin Jol said: “Giorgos Karagounis has a wealth of club and international experience and I’m happy that he’s joined us for this season.”

Karagounis has also had spells at Italian giants Inter Milan and Portuguese side Benfica.

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Nickname: The Whites

Ground: Craven Cottage (capacity 25,700)

Founded: 1879

Honours: Second Division: 1949, 2001.

Third Division: 1932, 1999.

Southern League: 1906, 1907.

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