Aleks Vrteski

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Aleksandar Vrteski
Aleks Vrteski in 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Vrteski
Date of birth (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Karratha, Australia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Stirling Lions
Number 1
Youth career
Future Glory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Perth Glory 9 (0)
2007–2009 FK Pobeda 20 (0)
2009–2010 Perth Glory 4 (0)
2011 Solo FC 16 (0)
2011–2012 Persija Jakarta 18 (0)
2012 Newcastle Jets (loan) 0 (0)
2013– Stirling Lions
National team
2005 Australia U-17 4 (0)
2007 Australia U-20 3 (0)
2009 Macedonia U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:47, 19 November 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Aleksandar Vrteski (sometimes spelt Aleks) (Macedonian: Александар Вртески) (born 28 September 1988 in Karratha, Western Australia) is a football goalkeeper who plays for Stirling Lions. Aleksandar is of Macedonian descent.

Club career[edit]

Having been involved with Perth Glory's former youth development scheme, Future Glory, in the past, Vrteski was invited by technical manager, Mich d'Avray, to train with the first team as part of the Pathway to Glory initiative midway through 2005. Vrteski was signed from the Australian Institute of Sport and was the youngest player in the A-League for the 2006-07 season.

In October 2006, Aleks became the club's first choice goalkeeper for the 06/07 season for the first few rounds but was replaced by Jason Petkovic. Petkovic suffered a season (and possibly career) ending injury in Round Nine and Vrteski was a starter for a few more games until the club signed Tommi Tomich who replaced Vrteski in the starting line-up. Vrteski made a move overseas to play for Macedonian club FK Pobeda in 2007 and returned to Australia to sign for Perth Glory for the second time in his career in 2009 where he played as a backup to Tando Velaphi.[1][2]

Aleks Vrteski has signed with Solo FC in Liga Primer Indonesia. On 22 November 2012 it was announced that the player had been loaned to Newcastle Jets as an injury replacement.[3]

A-League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 8 March 2010)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Perth Glory 2006–07 9 1 - - - - 9 1
2007–08 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2009–10 3 0 - - - - 3 0
Total 12 1 - - - - 12 1

International career[edit]

Vrteski has played for Australia at U-17 and U-20 levels. The 17-year-old made his debut for the Young Socceroos, keeping a clean sheet in a 4-0 win over Sri Lanka in Colombo to seal the U-20s' place in the Asian Youth Championships.

As a member of Macedonia U-21 team he played for the friendly match against Croatia U-21 on 11 February 2009.[4]


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