STFC: Town Set for Panathinaikos Clash?
Swindon Town are set to play Greek champions Panathinaikos during their annual stay in Obertauern.
The Swindon Advertiser expect Swindon to play two fixtures during the trip and hope to confirm the fixture with Greece's double winners soon.
Those currently on the books at Panathinaikos include ex-Premier League players Gilberto Silva, Djibril Cissé and Sebastián Leto. Not to mention a host of other international players including Greece's 2004 European Championship winners Giorgos Karagounis and Kostas Katsouranis along with a host other internationals such as Sotiris Ninis, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (both Greece), Mattias Bjärsmyr (Sweden), Cédric Kanté (Mali) and Simão Junior (Mozambique)
During their Pre-Season summers in Austria, Swindon have faced unlikely competition from the likes of Turkish giants Fenerbahçe, major Romanian outfits Steaua Bucuresti and CFR 1907 Cluj and random minor clubs such as SV Brandl Bau Bad Ischl and TSV St. Johann.
Austrian Pre-Season 2009
CFR 1907 Cluj 1-1 Swindon Town
Universitatea Craiova 0-1 Swindon Town
TSV St. Johann 3-3 Swindon Town
(Billy Paynter 2, Sean Morrison)
Austrian Pre-Season 2008
FC Steaua Bucuresti 2-2 Swindon Town
(Sorin Ghionea (og), Simon Cox)
Fenerbahçe SK 1-1 Swindon Town
FC Tescoma Zlín 2-1 Swindon Town
Austrian Pre-Season 2007
Jiul Petrosani 0-0 Swindon Town
SV Brandl Bau Bad Ischl 4-0 Swindon Town
AC Rodengo Saiano 1-0 Swindon Town
Some of the international footballers who have played against Swindon Town in Austria
Deniz Barış (Turkey)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
Sorin Ghionea (Romania)
Gökhan Gönül (Turkey)
Paweł Golański (Poland)
Mateja Kežman (Serbia)
Yssouf Koné (Burkina Faso)
Diego Lugano (Uruguay)
Claudio Maldonado (Chile)
Dayro Moreno (Colombia)
Mihai Neşu (Romania)
Bănel Nicoliţă (Romania)
Selçuk Şahin (Turkey)
Julius Wobay (Sierra Leone)
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