Andrew Durante

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Andrew Durante
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Durante training with Newcastle Jets
Personal information
Full name Andrew Durante
Date of birth (1982-05-03) 3 May 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Wellington Phoenix
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sydney Olympic 53 (1)
2003–2004 Parramatta Power 5 (0)
2004 Balestier Khalsa 8 (0)
2005–2008 Newcastle Jets 40 (0)
2008– Wellington Phoenix 150 (3)
2011 Sydney FC (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013– New Zealand 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2013

Andrew Durante (born 3 May 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian-born New Zealand footballer, who plays as a centre back and captain for the New Zealand-based A-League club Wellington Phoenix. As of 6 March 2013, Durante officially pledged his allegiance to New Zealand after spending five years in the country of his club.

Club career[edit]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

Durante won the A-League Grand Final with the Jets in 2008 and was awarded the Joe Marston Medal in a man-of-the-match performance.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

Durante joined the Phoenix in as captain at the start of the 2008–09 season and made an instant impact helping them make the final of the Pre-Season cup against Melbourne Victory, only narrowly losing 7–8 on penalty kicks.

In October 2009 Durante extended his contract with Wellington Phoenix until the end of 2011–12 season. Durante played every minute of the 2009–10 season for the Phoenix and along with Ben Sigmund for most of the season and utility Jon McKain, helped Wellington to their best defensive season in their history, conceding just 29 goals in 27 league matches of the regular season.[citation needed]

Durante led the Phoenix to a first-ever A-League finals appearance at the conclusion of the 09–10 season after finishing in 4th place, earning them a home playoff match against 5th placed Perth Glory.[citation needed]

In March 2010, Durante scored his first ever A-league and Wellington Phoenix goal against Sydney FC in the preliminary final.[citation needed]

On 21 February 2011, Durante and the Phoenix announced that he would be loaned to Sydney FC for their Asian Champions League campaign.[1] He made 5 appearances for Sydney FC during the campaign.

In January 2012 Durante extended his contract with Wellington by a further two years keeping him at the club until at least 2015.[2]

International career[edit]

Durante was selected in Pim Verbeek's Socceroo squad in February 2010 for Australia's 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification match against Indonesia. In 2013 Durante will become eligible to play for the All Whites as he hasn't yet appeared for his country of birth. When asked if he would he said "It isn't something I would push for, but at the same time I would never say no if I've not made the Australian team."[2] In January 2013 Durante pledged his allegiance to New Zealand, he could appear at the earliest in All Whites 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March subject to his New Zealand citizenship and FIFA approval.[3] Durante became a New Zealand Citizen on 6 March 2013[4] and the next day was named in his first All Whites squad.[5][6] He made his international debut for New Zealand in their world cup qualifying game against Solomon Islands in Honiara.

International goals and caps[edit]

New Zealand's goal tally first.

International career statistics[edit]

[7]

New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 6 0
Total 6 0

A-League career statistics[edit]

A-League Career Statistics
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Newcastle Jets
(A-League)
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 19 0 2 0 21 0
2007–08 15 0 4 0 19 0
Club Total 34 0 6 0 40 0
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix
(A-League)
2008–09 16 0 16 0
2009–10 27 0 3 1 30 1
2010–11 27 0 1 0 28 0
2011–12 26 1 2 0 28 1
2012–13 26 0 26 0
2013–14 22 1 22 1
Club Total 144 2 6 1 150 3
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Sydney FC
(A-League)
on loan from Wellington Phoenix
2010–11 5 0 5 0
Club Total 5 0 5 0
Career totals 178 2 12 1 5 0 195 3
Last updated 16 March 2014

Honours[edit]

With Sydney Olympic:

With Newcastle Jets:

Personal Honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wellingtonphoenix.com/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=39043
  2. ^ a b "Durante commits to Phoenix". footballaustralia.com.au. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Durante chasing All Whites spot". footballaustralia.com.au. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Durante closer to All Whites honours". NZ Herald. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "After Socceroos dreams fade, Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante becomes All White". The Australian. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "All Whites named for March qualifiers". NZ Football. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/country.php?id=132&year=2013

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