Fifteen years after AS Monao’s epic run in the Champions League and Greece’s victory at Euro 2004, the heroes of those two teams met Monday afternoon in Lefkada, Greece, for a charity match initiated and organized by the family of the President of AS Monaco Dmitry Rybolovlev. The match was for the benefit of the local charity “Faros” which works for the poor.
Coached by Leonardo Jardim, the Monaco Legends were led by Ludovic Giuly, and several players from 2004 – including Greek national Akis Zikos. Roma, Givet, Squillaci, El Fakiri, Cisse, and Carole also featured, as well as former players from other eras (Carvalho , Gerard, Piquionne, François Modesto …).
The Monaco Legends won against the Euro 2004 Champions in Portugal (4-3).
The match was part of activities organized on the initiative of the family of President Dmitry Rybolovlev and conducted by AS Monaco in Lefkada. Last year, coach Leonardo Jardim went to the island for a training camp with former Greek club player Akis Zikos. Two years ago, it was his captain, Falcao, who came to give valuable advice to the young players of the local club. Vice President Oleg Petrov kicked off the meeting.
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AS Monaco Legends – Greek All Stars : 4-3 (1-1)
AS Monaco Legends: Giuly, Roma, Squillaci, Givet, Carvalho, Zikos, El Fakiri, Cissé, Carole, Chevanton, Lopez, Modesto, Piquionne. Entraîneur : Leonardo Jardim.
Goals: Chevanton (x3), Giuly
Greek All Stars: Borbokis, Charisteas, Dabizas, Dellas, Gekas, Georgatos, Karagounis, Katsouranis, Kotsolis, Kyrgiakos, Lakis, Papadopoulos, Salpingidis, Sifakis, Spiropoulos. Entraîneur : Lemonis, Donis.
Goals: Karagounis (x2), Borbokis