Nick Kounenakis

Nick Kounenakis
32
  • 6' 1"
  • 173 lbs.
  • 02-03-1978
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

After being brought up through the OFI Crete youth system, Kounenakis became one of the youngest players to ever debut in the Greek first division when he debuted at age 17. The central defender had a five-year stay with the Greek Super League club where he earned experience in notable European competitions including the Intertoto Cup and the UEFA Cup. His first career goal came in a 3-0 victory over Hungary’s Ferencvaros in the first round of the 1997-98 UEFA Cup.

After a transfer to Anderlecht in Belgium, where he and teammate Yarris Anastasiou became the first Greek players to win a championship abroad, and a short stretch at Dutch squad Roda JC, Kounenakis returned to OFI Crete where he became a mainstay on their backline over the next seven seasons, culminating with being named team captain from 2007-2009. During his final season at OFI Crete, Kounenakis played against current Kansas City Wizards midfielder Craig Rocastle who also played in the Greek Super League for Thrasyvoulos Filis.

Kounenakis recorded 174 total appearances for OFI Crete, scoring five goals. He then continued his career at Aris Limassol of the Cyprus first division, making 17 appearances and helping the club reach the semifinals of the Cyprus Cup.

Kounenakis joins a short list of Greek players to be signed by MLS, a group that also includes Kansas City Wizards original Frank Klopas (1996-97). Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, he speaks English, Greek, and Dutch.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2011 Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Kansas City Wizards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/22/2011 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 KC @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 DAL @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 RSL @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 NE @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 TOR @ KC W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 VAN @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 KC @ DAL W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 KC @ NE L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 KC @ VAN T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SJ @ KC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 KC @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2010 KC @ CHI W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 KC @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 DAL @ KC L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 KC @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 NE @ KC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/7/2010 RSL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 TOR @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves