Can you name Bolton’s XI from Stelios’ debut against Man Utd in 2003?

Stelios Giannakopoulos signed for Bolton in May 2003 and became a Wanderers legend – but remember his debut for the Whites, a 4-0 loss to Manchester United in August of that year?

Stelios arrived in Lancashire after seven successful seasons at Olympiacos in his native Greece and was described by then manager Sam Allardyce as “an attacking midfielder who knows how to score goals”.

Although he didn’t score as many goals – 28 in 177 games for Bolton – he became a favorite with Reebok fans for his tireless and precision.

His beginnings, however, were somewhat inauspicious. On the opening day of the season, Bolton traveled the short distance to Old Trafford to face the reigning English champions and took a hit, losing 4-0.

The season would improve as it progressed, however, with a classic Wanderers side finishing eighth in the Premier League and reaching the League Cup final.

For Stelios, things would go even better the following summer as he won the European Championship for his country in Portugal.

Here, however, we ask you to name the Bolton starting XI that Big Sam sent for that opening day defeat at Old Trafford that kicked off Stelios in England. The time to beat from the office is 01:08.

If that gives you a taste for another puzzle, why not try naming England’s XI from the 2-0 win over Scotland at Euro 96 (yes, the dentist’s chair game )?

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