Aussies Abroad – December 2013 Review

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Greetings All

The stakes are definitely increasing as we build towards the World Cup. As such, I will focus more on the players that have a shot at getting to Brazil. Club football has been quiet across Asia as most leagues have been completed for the season. Also winter break for some of the European leagues but matches continue in the big leagues of England and Germany.

We continue to see more and more Aussies heading abroad, with another half a dozen players heading overseas this month.

The group stages have been completed in the big European competitions as we move into the knockout phase with several Aussies still appearing.

Transfers:

No huge transfers in December but worth noting the move of a few younger players to strong European clubs, which bodes well for future years. With the transfer window opening in January, expect a little bit of scrambling to get first team football. Players like Rogic, Federici, Neill , Herd, Holman and Brosque all have some thinking to do.

Additions/Changes to Player Database:

Patrick Antelmi (15 Mar 1994) – transferred to Wigan, England

Bryan Bran (2 Mar 1991) – transferred to FC Chabab, Netherlands

Spase Dilevski (13 May 1985) – transferred to ATM FA, Malaysia

Jordan Elsey (2 Mar 1994) – loan from Adelaide United to Kitchee, HK

Gian Mendez (TBC) – transferred to Valencia, Spain

Dimitar Mitkov (9 May 1996) – transferred to FK Vardar, Macedonia

Yahaya Musa (20 Dec 1986) – re-signed with Wilmington Hammerheads, USA

Alistair Quinn (1 Jun 1993) – transferred to NAC Breda, Netherlands

Josh Riis (10 Oct 1995) – transferred to Kidderminster Harriers, England

Kwane Yeboah (2 June 1994) – transferred from Brisbane Roar to Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany

Removed from Player Database:

Nil

Club Level:

England (Premiership) – Half way through the season, Mile Jedinak has still not missed a minute for Crystal Palace. He has certainly started becoming more comfortable at this level, not sure many people would have picked Mile to be our most prominent Premier League player in 2013/14 but full credit to him. Huge news with Brad Smith making his debut for Liverpool during the glut of games over the festive season. We know he appeared for England at junior level, but the Penrith born left-back will be heavily scouted in the lead up to the World Cup. Chris Herd did manage a few starts for Aston Villa, but continues to have minor injury setbacks and is another who has a critical six months ahead of him. His versatility is surely something that would be attractive to the Socceroos. Keepers Mark Schwarzer and Brad Jones remain on the bench at their respective clubs.

England (Championship) – Coming to the end of December, both Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald were starting for Millwall. Neither is having a huge influence at the moment, but given the recent change in manager, they will be out to impress at club level. Rhys Williams has been in and out of the Middlesbrough starting eleven, a player that was probably considered a certainty for national honours. The Socceroo selection for the back four is extremely open. Goalkeepers Adam Federici (Reading) and Alex Cisak (Burnley) spent another month watching from the bench.

England (League One) – Bailey Wright (Preston North End), James Meredith (Bradford City) and Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) all continue to perform exceptionally well. The question remains as to whether they are playing at a high enough level to force themselves into the Socceroos. That question will be answered over the next few months, but they can only control their personal form. Bradden Inman has returned to the starting eleven at Crewe Alexandria after a bit of a fall out with the boss. Neil Kilkenny has got back into the starting team at Preston North End while a face injury to James Wesolowski has seen him briefly sidelined.

Germany (Bundesliga) – Robbie Kruse has recently managed some starts at Bayer Leverkusen, and would now arguably be our most prominent club footballer globally. He is gaining some great experience leading into the World Cup. Mitch Langerak made his second start of the year during December. While he would be a certainty for the World Cup, he will be looking to secure the number one keeper role with the retirement of Mark Schwarzer.

Germany (2.Bundesliga) – Former Brisbane Roar midfielder Ben Halloran finds himself regularly starting for Fortuna Dusseldorf and has had an encouraging month. Mathew Leckie is back on the scoring charts at FSV Frankfurt, while Nikita Rukavytsya has returned from injury.

Netherlands (Eredivisie) – While Tommy Oar has certainly shown his quality (is he ready for a big transfer?), the Utrecht story in December was surely the return to the starting line-up of midfielder Adam Sarota. Perfect timing with several months to make his case for a return to the Socceroos. Jason Davidson continues in the Heracles defence, now up to 15 starts this campaign.

Netherlands (Eerste Divisie) – Making cameos from the bench seems to be a regular occurence for young Queensland striker Travis Cooper. He has now appeared 13 times for VVV Venlo. In the same league, Andrew Marveggio has made nine appearances for relegation threatened SC Telstar.

Austria (Bundesliga) – Now 19 starts for James Holland at Austria Wien. Having had a good season or two, he is another player that will be looking to force himself from a squad player to a starter for the Socceroos.

Belgium (Pro League) – Mat Ryan added another two clean sheets to his season tally at Club Brugge. His outstanding form at club level has been recognised with the offer of a contract extension. Early days in his European career, but with the possible number one keeper at the World Cup on his resume, he is certainly on the radar of bigger clubs.

Scotland (Premier) – The development of young players Dylan McGowan (Hearts) and Jackson Irvine (Kilmarnock) continues with starts very week. Tom Rogic has returned to the Celtic squad after a calf injury. He to is one player that needs to carefully consider his amount of game time.

Switzerland (Super League) – Perhaps a little under the radar, but Dario Vidosic (FC Sion) has done his World Cup chances no harm with a very solid few months since transferring to Switzerland.

Croatia (1.HNL) – Tomislav Mrcela has come from nowhere to now be a prominent defender for Hrvatski Dragovoljac. He has over 1000 minutes in game time this season. Osijek midfielder Steven Ugarkovic is currently in the starting line-up.

Greece (Super League) – While Apostolis Giannou has been seeing good game time at Panionios Athens, he needs to start banging some goals in to get the attention of the FFA selectors.

Portugal (Primeira Division) – Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente) has been patiently sitting on the bench waiting for his opportunity.

Romania (Liga 1) – Keep your eyes on young striker Anthony Carter. After prolonged issues with his playing papers, he is now in the squad for CFR Cluj.

Japan (J League) – The season has now ended with Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus) finishing up with 2297 minutes and 12 goals in 25 starts. For me, he clearly has his injuries under control and a conversion rate that is better than average at both club and international level, he is an important player for the Socceroos.

India (I-League) – Former Victory defender Mattew Foschini has been solid at Salgaocar however his team is struggling to get points. Sean Rooney has scored seven goals at table topping Bengaluru FC. Another former Brisbane Roar player, James Meyer has also been strong at Pune FC. After a few niggles, journeyman Simon Colosimo is back on the pitch for Dempo.

Qatar (Stars League) – Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal) is a dilemma for the Socceroos coach. He has the experience at both club and national level, he is playing regularly but pace is not his best attribute as he ages.

U.A.E (UFL) – Our Aussies of Brosque, Holman, Celeski and Susak are all playing each week. Without starring, are they doing enough to get to Brazil?

Uruguay (Primera) – Richard Porta continues to be very consistent. Twelve starts for four goals in his fourth stint at Nacional.

New Zealand (Premiership) – A quick break courtesy of a red card, Richie Cardozo (Waitakere United) managed to add to his goal tally during December.

Injuries:

Take Carl Valeri and Adam Sarota off this list now!!

Fortunately, not too much to report from a Socceroos perspective with the exception of Bozanic’s ankle. Eli Babalj continues to struggle with his groin injury (OP I believe)

Club Competitions:

Europe

(UEFA Champions League) – As the group games were completed, a fairly significant month for our Aussies Abroad. Mark Schwarzer started the Chelseas tie against Steaua Bucuresti and kept a clean sheet. James Holland started the Austria Wien tie, although they were eliminated. Both Kruse and Langerak have progressed into the knockout phase.

(UEFA Europa League) – No Aussies appeared.

Reserves and Youth:

Several young Aussies have been captaining their U21 teams – Gethin Jones (Everton) and Alex Grant (Stoke City). The Strain brothers at Aston Villa both recently appeared in the U21′s while Paratore and Elder are reguarly appearing at U21 level. Curtis Good has been impressive at Newcastle U21′s. Tom Beadling has been consistent at Sunderland U18′s. A few Aussies appeared in Italy with Ikonomidis and Katsetis both seeing game time in the Primavera.

International level:

At the risk of offending, here is my current Socceroos squad for the World Cup.

Ryan, Langerak, Galekovic, Franjic, Williams, McGowan, Wilkinson, Herd, Davidson, Wright, Bresciano, Jedinak, Valeri, Rogic, Oar, Milligan, Troisi, Vidosic, Cahill, Kruse, Leckie, Duke and Kennedy.

Perhaps six of those positions are very debatable. I have leaned towards youth, leaving several seasoned Socceroos behind. Let’s see what the next 3-4 months brings.

Socceroo of the Month (Capped)

Certainly a stalwart when talking about the Socceroos. Mile Jedinak has had an amazing journey from Central Coast to Turkey to London. He finds himself as first named each week, captaining a team at Crystal Palace that will feel as though each game is critical if they are to avoid relegation. He has certainly stepped up and has no problem manning up to some of the biggest names in football.

Sept – Cahill, Oct – Vidosic, Nov – Ryan

Under (uncapped)

Unknown to most football fans that follow the Aussies, Tomislav Mrcela is an interesting guy. Born in Australia, and after several years in the lower Croatian leagues, Mrcela has stepped up to the top league. Although his team are struggling, he has been a constant in a sometimes vulnerable defence.

Sept – Wilkinson, Oct – Konstantinidis, Nov – Luongo

Young player (U21) of the Month

An U20 Socceroo, Travis Cooper’s move to Holland caught many by surprise. At VVV Venlo, he mixes between the senior team and Jong. An impressive series of runs, hopefully that translates to more senior appearances for him in 2014.

Sept – Ikonomidis , Oct – Ugarkovic, Nov – Ryan Williams

See below for a full listing of our Aussies Abroad.

SURNAME FIRST D.O.B. AGE CLUB COUNTRY DIVISION POSITION MOST RECENT STATUS
Holland James 15/05/1989 24 Austria Wien (ECL) Austria (1) Bundesliga Midfielder 18/12/13 Started
Ryan Mat 08/04/1992 21 Club Brugge (Europa) Belgium (1) Pro League Goalkeeper 26/12/13 Started
Pepper Steve 07/03/1994 19 FCV Dender Belgium (3) Third Division A Midfielder 21/12/13 Started
Mullen Daniel 26/10/1989 24 Dalian Aerbin China (1) Super League Defender *30/10/13 Started
Bosnar Eddy 29/04/1980 33 Guangzhou R&F China (1) Super League Defender *3/11/13 Started
Griffiths Rostyn 10/03/1988 25 Guangzhou R&F China (1) Super League Midfielder *19/10/13 Started
Salley Jonas 16/03/1982 31 Guizhou Renhe (ACL) China (1) Super League Midfielder *30/10/13 Started
Griffiths Joel 21/08/1979 34 Qingdao Jonoon China (1) Super League Striker *30/10/13 Started, RED
McGowan Ryan 15/08/1989 24 Shandong Luneng Taishan China (1) Super League Midfielder *3/11/13 Started
Marrone Michael 27/01/1987 26 Shanghai Shenxin China (1) Super League Defender *3/11/13 Started
Ibini-Isei Bernie 12/09/1992 21 Shanghai SIPG China (1) Super League Striker Loan to Central Coast Mariners
Paartalu Erik 03/05/1986 27 Tianjin Teda China (1) Super League Midfielder *3/11/13 Started
Griffiths Ryan 21/08/1981 32 Beijing Baxy China (2) League One Striker *2/11/13 Started
Hughes Adam 14/07/1982 31 Harbin Yiteng China (2) League One (Prom) Midfielder *28/9/13 Started (Injury – )
Lustica Steven 12/04/1991 22 Hajduk Split (Europa) Croatia (1) 1. HNL Midfielder Loan to Adelaide United
Mrcela Tomislav 01/10/1990 23 NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac Croatia (1) 1. HNL Defender 13/12/13 Started
Ugarkovic Steven 19/08/1994 19 NK Osijek Croatia (1) 1. HNL Midfielder 14/12/13 Started
Vladislavic Frane 09/01/1994 19 NK Dugopolje Croatia (2) 2. HNL Defender 1/12/13 Started, SCORED
Strika Roko 12/02/1994 19 NK Maksimir Croatia (3) 3. HNL Srediste Striker 28/11/13 Started, SCORED TWICE
Vujica Ivan 20/04/1997 16 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Yth) Croatia Kadeti Defender 17/11/13 Started
Stambolziev Robert 26/10/1990 23 AEK Kouklion Cyprus (1) 1. Division Striker 22/12/13 Used sub.
Herd Chris 04/04/1989 24 Aston Villa England (1) Premier League Midfielder 21/12/13 Started
Lyden Jordan 30/01/1996 17 Aston Villa (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 10/12/13 U18′s
Strain Thomas 01/01/1997 17 Aston Villa (Youth) England (1) Premier League Striker 16/12/13 U21′s
Strain Ryan 01/01/1998 16 Aston Villa (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 16/12/13 U18′s
Schwarzer Mark 06/10/1972 41 Chelsea (ECL) England (1) Premier League Goalkeeper 29/12/13 Unused sub.
Jedinak Mile 03/08/1984 29 Crystal Palace England (1) Premier League Midfielder 28/12/13 Started
Jones Gethin 13/10/1995 18 Everton (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 2/12/13 U21′s
Adelson Jake 11/01/1996 17 Everton (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 16/11/13 U18′s
Burgess Cameron 21/10/1995 18 Fulham (Youth) England (1) Premier League Defender 18/12/13 U18′s
Fletcher Matthew 12/05/1992 21 Hull City England (1) Premier League Striker 19/11/13 U21′s
Jones Brad 19/03/1982 31 Liverpool England (1) Premier League Goalkeeper 29/12/13 Unused sub.
Smith Brad 09/04/1994 19 Liverpool England (1) Premier League Defender 29/12/13 Used sub.
Good Curtis 23/03/1993 20 Newcastle England (1) Premier League Defender 30/12/13 U21′s
Mells George 23/05/1997 16 Southampton (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 9/11/13 U18′s
Grant Alex 23/01/1994 19 Stoke City (Youth) England (1) Premier League Defender 13/12/13 U21′s
Makrillos Peter 04/09/1995 18 Stoke City (Youth) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 21/9/13 U18′s
Kurasik Dominic 04/11/1996 17 Stoke City (Youth) England (1) Premier League Goalkeeper 14/12/13 U18′s
Beadling Thomas 16/01/1996 17 Sunderland AFC (Youth) England (1) Premier League Defender 21/12/13 U18′s
Gallifuoco Giancarlo 12/01/1994 19 Tottenham (Europa) England (1) Premier League Midfielder 13/12/13 U21′s
Tombides Dylan 08/03/1994 19 West Ham England (1) Premier League Striker 1/11/13 U21′s
Tombides Taylor 21/02/1996 17 West Ham (Youth) England (1) Premier League Striker (Injury – knee)
Holmes Jordan 01/01/1997 17 AFC Bournemouth (Youth) England (2) Championship Goalkeeper 19/12/13 U18′s
Tanner Hyuga 15/04/1997 16 Blackburn (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 20/12/13 U18′s
Thurston Connor 14/09/1995 18 Blackpool England (2) Championship Defender 19/12/13 U18′s
Cisak Alex 19/05/1989 24 Burnley England (2) Championship Goalkeeper 29/12/13 Unused sub.
Richardson Callum 11/09/1995 18 Burnley (Youth) England (2) Championship Defender 16/12/13 U18′s
Wilson Brandon 01/01/1996 18 Burnley (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 10/9/18 U18′s
Nizic Danijel 15/03/1996 17 Burnley (Youth) England (2) Championship Goalkeeper 21/12/13 U21′s
Ly Kevin 12/05/1996 17 Burnley (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 16/12/13 U18′s
Elder Callum 27/01/1995 18 Leicester City (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 30/12/13 U21′s
Paratore Robert 11/08/1995 18 Leicester City (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 30/12/13 U21′s
Williams Rhys 14/07/1988 25 Middlesbrough England (2) Championship Defender 29/12/13 Unused sub.
O’Neill Conor 23/07/1996 17 Middlesbrough (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder Appeared October 2012 (Last season)
O’Neill Stephen 23/07/1996 17 Middlesbrough (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder 29/10/13 U18′s
McDonald Scott 21/08/1983 30 Millwall England (2) Championship Striker 29/12/13 Started
Lowry Shane 12/06/1989 24 Millwall England (2) Championship Defender 29/12/13 Started
Demetriou James 14/08/1995 18 Nottingham Forest England (2) Championship Striker 16/12/13 U21′s
Lennox Aaron 19/02/1993 20 Queens Park Rangers England (2) Championship Goalkeeper 16/12/13 U21′s
Skapetis Peter 13/01/1995 18 Queens Park Rangers England (2) Championship Striker 19/11/13 U21′s
Federici Adam 31/01/1985 28 Reading England (2) Championship Goalkeeper 29/12/13 Unused sub.
Edwards Ryan 18/11/1993 20 Reading England (2) Championship Midfielder Loan to Perth Glory
Armenakas Panos 05/08/1998 15 Watford FC (Youth) England (2) Championship Midfielder Milk Cup – July 2013
Antelmi Patrick 15/03/1994 19 Wigan Athletic England (2) Championship Striker 3/12/13 U21′s
Meredith James 05/04/1988 25 Bradford City England (3) League One Midfielder 29/12/13 Started
King Tom 20/07/1994 19 Bristol City England (3) League One Defender 17/12/13 U21′s
Inman Bradden 10/12/1991 22 Crewe Alexandria England (3) League One Midfielder 29/12/13 Started
Wesolowski James 25/08/1987 26 Oldham Athletic England (3) League One Midfielder 17/12/13 Started (Injury – Cheekbone)
Kilkenny Neil 19/12/1985 28 Preston North End England (3) League One Midfielder 29/12/13 Started
Wright Bailey 28/07/1992 21 Preston North End England (3) League One Defender 29/12/13 Started
Murphy Eoghan 30/01/1995 18 Sheffield Wednesday England (3) League One Midfielder Transferred July 2013 (pending docs.)
Jones Jack 02/01/1996 18 Stevenage FC (Youth) England (3) League One Defender 26/10/13 U18′s
Millard Ross 25/02/1997 16 Stevenage FC (Youth) England (3) League One Defender 26/10/13 U18′s
Luongo Massimo 25/09/1992 21 Swindon Town England (3) League One Midfielder 29/12/13 Started
Cansdell-Sherriff Shane 10/11/1982 31 Burton Albion England (4) League Two Defender 29/12/13 Started
McNamara Ben 29/10/1988 25 Northampton Town England (4) League Two Goalkeeper 26/12/13 Unused sub.
Williams Ryan 28/10/1993 20 Oxford United England (4) League Two Striker 29/12/13 Started
Downes Aaron 15/05/1985 28 Torquay United England (4) League Two Defender 29/12/13 Started
Austin Mitchell 03/04/1991 22 Cambridge United England (5) Blue Square Striker 26/12/13 Unused sub.
Burns Lee 17/07/1982 31 Dartford England (5) Blue Square Striker 26/12/13 Started, SCORED
Baird Alex 14/01/1994 19 Gateshead England (5) Blue Square Goalkeeper 21/12/13 Unused sub.
Riis Joshua 10/10/1995 18 Kidderminster Harriers England (5) Blue Square Midfielder 19/12/13 Unused sub.
Parkhouse Adam 15/12/1992 21 Stalybridge Celtic England (6) Blue Square North Midfielder 26/8/13 Used sub. (Injury – Hernia)
Young Jamie 25/08/1985 28 Hayes & Yeading FC England (6) Blue Square South Goalkeeper 28/12/13 Started
Huke Shane 02/10/1985 28 Ebbsfleet United England (6) Blue Square South Midfielder 26/10/13 Started (Cup) (Injury – Foot)
Kruse Robbie 05/10/1988 25 Bayer Leverkusen (ECL) Germany (1) Bundesliga Striker 21/12/13 Started
Langerak Mitchell 22/08/1988 25 Borussia Dortmund (ECL) Germany (1) Bundesliga Goalkeeper 21/12/13 Unused sub.
Yeboah Kwane 02/06/1994 19 Borussia Monchengladbach Germany (1) Bundesliga Striker Transferred December 2013
Halloran Ben 14/06/1992 21 Fortuna Dusseldorf Germany (2) 2. Bundesliga Midfielder 22/12/13 Started
Rukavytsya Nikita 22/06/1987 26 FSV Frankfurt Germany (2) 2. Bundesliga Striker 21/12/13 Used sub.
Leckie Mathew 04/02/1991 22 FSV Frankfurt Germany (2) 2. Bundesliga Striker 21/12/13 Started, SCORED
Amini Mustafa 20/04/1993 20 Borussia Dortmund II Germany (3) 3. Bundesliga Midfielder 18/12/13 Started
Degenek Milos 28/04/1994 19 VfB Stuttgart II Germany (3) 3. Bundesliga Midfielder 9/11/13 Unused sub.
Simosis Giannis 13/03/1991 22 Wacker Burghausen Germany (3) 3. Bundesliga Striker 14/9/13 Used sub.
Haubus Max 08/03/1993 20 TuS Koblenz Germany (4) Reg Sudwest Midfielder 9/12/13 U23′s
Al Saad Dario 22/03/1991 22 SV Rot-WeiB Hadamar Germany (5) Ober Hessen Midfielder Released October 2013
Mitwali Daniel 20/11/1992 21 SV Wehen Wiesbaden II Germany (5) Ober Hessen Midfielder (Injury – knee)
Gibson Sam 11/11/1988 25 TSV Germania Windeck Germany (5) Ober Mittelrhein Midfielder 1/12/13 Unused sub.
Faerber Jonathan 15/03/1988 25 FSV Erlangen-Bruck Germany (5) Ober Nord Goalkeeper 23/11/13 Started
Georgeff James 23/05/1983 30 Torgelower SV Germany (5) Ober Nord Striker 30/11/13 Started
Hrustic Ajdin 05/07/1997 16 FC Schalke 04 (Youth) Germany Junior A Midfielder 10/11/13 Junior A
Stojcevski James 17/09/1995 18 FC Astoria Walldorf (Yth) Germany Junior A2 Striker 9/11/13 Junior A2
Bouzanis Dean 02/10/1991 22 Aris Greece (1) Super League Goalkeeper 23/12/13 Unused sub.
Giannou Apostolis 25/01/1990 23 Panionios Athens Greece (1) Super League Midfielder 15/12/13 Started
Orr Harley 28/03/1995 18 APS Zakynthos Greece (2) Football League Sth Striker 30/11/13 Reserves
Konstantinidis Billy 21/04/1986 27 Panserraikos Greece (3) Gamma Ethniki Gr.1 Midfielder 22/12/13 Started
Elsey Jordan 02/03/1994 19 Kitchee Hong Kong (1) HKFA First Division Defender Loan commenced December 2013
Belteky Marc 28/12/1997 16 Puskas Ference (Youth) Hungary (1) NB I Midfielder 30/11/13 Started
Kennedy Kile 08/04/1989 24 KF Fjardabyggd Iceland (4) 3. Deild (P) Goalkeeper *14/9/13 Started
Rooney Sean 01/03/1989 24 Bengaluru FC India (1) I League Striker 21/12/13 Started
Colosimo Simon 08/01/1979 35 Dempo India (1) I League Defender 21/12/13 Started
Ozbey Tolgey 12/04/1986 27 Mohammedan SC India (1) I League Striker 30/11/13 Started
Meyer James 28/05/1986 27 Pune FC India (1) I League Striker 21/12/13 Started
Foschini Matthew 19/10/1990 23 Salgaocar India (1) I League Defender 21/12/13 Started
Gomes Chris 15/03/1989 24 Persepam Indonesia (1) Super League Midfielder *28/7/13 Started
Sillah Abu Bakar 25/07/1989 24 Persepam Indonesia (1) Super League Defender *15/9/13 Started
Fyfe Iain 03/04/1982 31 Mes Kerman Iran (1) Persian Gulf Cup Defender 3/11/13 Started
Griffin Mark 16/06/1991 22 Derry City FC (Europa) Ireland (1) Premier League Striker *25/10/13 Used sub.
Mernagh Dylan 01/07/1991 22 Waterford United Ireland (2) First Division Defender *12/10/13 Started
Troisi James 03/07/1988 25 Atalanta Italy (1) Serie A Striker Loan to Melbourne Victory
Valeri Carl 14/08/1984 29 Sassuolo Italy (1) Serie A Midfielder 22/12/13 Unused sub.
Esposito Christian 23/07/1990 23 FBC Savona Italy (3) Lega Pro 1A Striker 21/12/13 Used sub.
Graham Liam 14/08/1992 21 Ascoli Calcio Italy (3) Lega Pro 1B Defender (Injury – knee)
Konyit Josip 29/04/1992 21 Trento Calcio 1921 Italy (6) Eccelenza Defender Transferred September 2013 (pending papers)
Piscopo Reno 27/05/1998 15 Inter Milan (Youth) Italy Allievi Nazionali Striker 24/11/13 SCORED
Katsetis Paul 19/01/1996 17 Catania (Youth) Italy Primavera C Midfielder 13/12/13 Unused sub.
Ikonomidis Christopher 04/05/1995 18 Lazio (Youth) Italy Primavera C Midfielder 14/12/13 Used sub.
Gioffe Pasquale 01/01/1995 19 Reggina Italy Primavera C Goalkeeper Transferred July 2013
Kennedy Joshua 20/08/1982 31 Nagoya Grampus Japan (1) J League Striker *30/11/13 Started
Neill Lucas 09/03/1978 35 Omiya Ardija Japan (1) J League Defender Released December 2013
Cornthwaite Robert 25/10/1985 28 Chunnan Dragons Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Defender *23/11/13 Started
Hamill Brendan 18/09/1992 21 Gangwon FC Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Defender *Loan commenced March 2013
DeVere Luke 05/11/1989 24 Gyeongham FC Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Defender *27/11/13 Started
Burns Nathan 07/05/1988 25 Incheon United Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Striker *Loan to Newcastle Jets
Madaschi Adrian 11/07/1982 31 Jeju United Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Defender *Released December 2013
Wilkinson Alex 13/08/1984 29 Jeonbuk Hyundai (ACL) Korea Rep. (1) K-League Classic Defender *1/12/13 Started
Jovanovic Aleksandar 04/08/1989 24 Suwon City FC Korea Rep. (2) K-League Challenge Midfielder *30/11/13 Started
Mitkov Dimitar 09/05/1996 17 FK Vardar Macedonia (1) First League Midfielder *Transferred December 2013
Dilevski Spase 13/05/1985 28 ATM FA Malaysia (1) Super League Defender *Transferred December 2013
Karlovic Mario 29/05/1984 29 Terengganu FA Malaysia (1) Super League Midfielder *Transferred November 2013
Gan Brendan 03/06/1988 25 Kelantan Malaysia (1) Super League Striker *Transferred November 2013
Pantelidis Steve 17/08/1983 30 Selangor FA Malaysia (1) Super League Defender *Transferred December 2013
Griffiths Adam 21/08/1979 34 Kedah Malaysia (2) Premier League Defender *Transferred December 2013
Pellegrino Adriano 09/06/1984 29 Kedah Malaysia (2) Premier League Midfielder *Transferred November 2013
Mitrovic Srecko 19/02/1984 29 Sabah Malaysia (2) Premier League Midfielder *Transferred October 2013
Fuller Charlie 12/08/1995 18 Balzan Youths Malta (1) Premier League Striker 10/11/13 Unused sub.
Tweneboa Lenox 18/06/1989 24 Yadanarbon FC Myanmar (1) National League Defender *29/7/13 Started
Cvetkovski Michael 21/11/1987 26 Yangon United (AFC) Myanmar (1) National League Defender *29/7/13 Started
Babalj Eli 21/02/1992 21 AZ Alkmaar (Europa) Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Striker 26/8/13 Youth (Injury – Groin)
Zullo Michael 11/09/1988 25 FC Utrecht (Europa) Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Striker Loan to Adelaide United
Sarota Adam 28/12/1988 25 FC Utrecht (Europa) Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Midfielder 22/12/13 Started
Oar Tommy 10/12/1991 22 FC Utrecht (Europa) Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Striker 22/12/13 Started
Go Ryan 28/09/1995 18 Feyenoord (Youth) Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Defender 7/12/13 A2
Davidson Jason 29/06/1991 22 Heracles Almelo Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Defender 21/12/13 Started
Quinn Alistair 01/06/1993 20 NAC Breda Netherlands (1) Eredivisie Defender Transferred December 2013
Marveggio Andrew 22/04/1992 21 SC Telstar Netherlands (2) Eerste Divisie Midfielder 20/12/13 Unused sub.
Cooper Travis 21/12/1993 20 VVV Venlo Netherlands (2) Eerste Divisie Striker 15/12/13 Started
Ascroft Harry 01/07/1995 18 VVV Venlo Netherlands (2) Eerste Divisie Defender Transferred November 2013
Bran Bryan 02/03/1991 22 FC Chabab Netherlands (3) Topklasse Zondag Defender Transferred December 2013
De Abreu Jamie 11/12/1990 23 Team Wellington New Zealand (1) Premiership Midfielder 22/12/13 Unused sub.
Cardozo Richie 28/03/1986 27 Waitakere United New Zealand (1) Premiership Striker 22/12/13 Started, SCORED
Gallagher Sam 05/05/1991 22 IF Birkebeineren Norway (3) 2 Div. Group 1 Midfielder *19/10/13 Started
Martindale Jesse 24/07/1993 20 Green Archers United Philippines (1) UFL Defender *6/12/13 Started (Cup)
Baginski Scott 28/02/1983 30 Kaya FC Philippines (1) UFL Midfielder *19/11/13 Started (Cup)
Davidson Mitchell 13/09/1992 21 Kaya FC Philippines (1) UFL Midfielder *19/11/13 Used sub. (Cup)
Patterson-Sewell Caleb 20/05/1987 26 Gil Vicente Portugal (1) Primeira Division Goalkeeper 22/12/13 Unused sub.
Bresciano Mark 11/02/1980 33 Al Gharafa (ACL) Qatar (1) Stars League Midfielder 7/11/13 Started (FIFA Suspension)
Ognenovski Sasa 03/04/1979 34 Umm Salal Qatar (1) Stars League Defender 20/12/13 Started (Cup)
Carter Anthony 31/08/1994 19 CFR Cluj Romania (1) Liga 1 Striker 18/12/13 Unused sub.
Baird Michael 01/08/1983 30 Universitatea Craiova Romania (2) Liga 2 Serie 2 Striker 1/12/13 Started, SCORED TWICE
Wilkshire Luke 02/10/1981 32 Dinamo Moscow Russia (1) Premier League Midfielder 8/12/13 Started
Rogic Tomas 16/12/1992 21 Celtic FC (ECL) Scotland (1) Premier League Midfielder 29/12/13 Unused sub.
McGowan Dylan 06/08/1991 22 Hearts Scotland (1) Premier League Defender 29/12/13 Started
Irvine Jackson 07/03/1993 20 Kilmarnock FC Scotland (1) Premier League Midfielder 29/12/13 Started
Stanojevic Stefan 11/02/1994 19 FK Kolubara Lazarevac 1919 Serbia (3) Srpska – Belgrade Defender 24/11/13 Started
Mendez Gian 21/02/1998 15 Valencia (Youth) Spain (1) Primera Division Midfielder Transferred December 2013
Lovric Calvin 12/09/1992 21 Hercules Alicante Spain (2) Segunda Division Defender Loan commenced August 2013 (pending docs.)
Jimenez Rafa 09/04/1996 17 Villarreal (Youth) Spain Juvenil A Defender 1/12/13 Started
Usai Sebastian 28/02/1990 23 AFC United Sweden (3) Div 1 Norra Goalkeeper *27/10/13 Started
Bozanic Oliver 08/01/1989 25 FC Luzern Switzerland (1) Super League Midfielder 30/11/13 Started (Injury – Ankle)
Vidosic Dario 08/04/1987 26 FC Sion Switzerland (1) Super League Midfielder 14/12/13 Started
Invincibile Danny 31/03/1979 34 Army United Thailand (1) Premier League Midfielder *3/11/13 Used sub.
Subara Goran 04/04/1987 26 Bangkok Glass Thailand (1) Premier League Midfielder *27/10/13 Started
Nix Kyle 21/01/1986 27 Chiangrai United Thailand (1) Premier League Midfielder *3/11/13 Started
Visconte Rocco 22/04/1990 23 Suphanburi FC Thailand (1) Premier League Midfielder *1/9/13 Unused sub. (Injury)
Rowley David 06/02/1990 23 Nara United Thailand (3) Div 2 South. Midfielder *2/11/13 Started (Playoff) (Injury – Quad)
Behich Aziz 16/12/1990 23 Bursaspor Turkey (1) Super Lig Defender Loan to Melbourne Heart
Bulut Kerem 02/03/1992 21 Karsiyaka SK Turkey (2) 1. Lig Striker 28/12/13 Used sub.
Balci Emre Hasan 05/04/1987 26 Yeni Malatyaspor Turkey (3) 2. Lig Beyaz Midfielder 30/11/13 Unused sub.
Ozdemir Savas 11/10/1988 25 1930 Bafraspor Turkey (4) 3. Lig 3 Goalkeeper 15/12/13 Started
Brosque Alex 12/10/1983 30 Al Ain (ACL) U.A.E. (1) UFL Striker 27/12/13 Started
Holman Brett 27/03/1984 29 Al Nasr U.A.E. (1) UFL Striker 27/12/13 Started
Celeski Billy 14/07/1985 28 Al Shaab U.A.E. (1) UFL Midfielder 26/12/13 Started
Susak Milan 29/01/1984 29 Al Wasl U.A.E. (1) UFL Midfielder 27/12/13 Started
Porta Richard 01/08/1983 30 Nacional Uruguay (1) Primera Striker 15/12/13 Started
Cahill Tim 06/12/1979 34 New York Red Bulls USA (1) MLS East Midfielder *7/11/13 Started (Playoff)
Carney David 30/11/1983 30 New York Red Bulls USA (1) MLS East Midfielder *Released November 2013
Rose Andy 13/02/1990 23 Seattle Sounders FC (NACL) USA (1) MLS West Midfielder *8/11/13 Used sub. (Playoff)
Musa Yahaya 20/12/1986 27 Wilmington Hammerheads USA (3) USL Defender *Re-signed December 2013
Edward Albert 19/11/1991 22 Des Moines Menance USA (4) PDL Defender *9/7/13 Unused sub.
Schneebeli Aaron 11/01/1993 20 Forest City London USA (4) PDL Goalkeeper *27/6/13 Unused sub.
Solomon Justin 17/09/1993 20 Seattle Sounders FC U23′s USA (4) PDL Midfielder *16/7/13 Used sub.

Players on Loan

SURNAME FIRST FROM TO EXPIRY
Behich Aziz Bursaspor Melbourne Heart Until March 2014
Bulut Kerem Akhisar Belediyespor Karsiyaka SK Until March 2014
Burns Nathan Incheon United Newcastle Jets Until January 2014
Cansdell-Sheriff Shane Preston North End Burton Albion Until May 2014
Edwards Ryan Reading Perth Glory Until March 2014
Hamill Brendan Seongham Ilhwa Gangwon FC Until December 2013
Irvine Jackson Celtic Kilmarnock Until February 2014
Kilkenny Neil Bristol City Preston North End Until January 2014
Lovric Calvin Parma Hercules Alicante Until June 2014
Lustica Steven Hajduk Split Adelaide United Until June 2014
Rukavytsya Nikita Mainz 05 FSV Frankfurt Until June 2014
Strika Roko GNK Dinamo Zagreb NK  Maksimir Until December 2013
Troisi James Juventus/Atalanta Melbourne Victory Until June 2014
Vladislavic Frane Hajduk Split NK Dugopolje Until June 2014
Wiliams Ryan Fulham Oxford United Until June 2014
Zullo Michael FC Utrecht Adelaide United Until June 2014
Elsey Jordan Adelaide United Kitchee Until May 2014
Ibini-Isei Bernie Shanghai SIPG Central Coast Mariners Until May 2014

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