Ante Juric

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Ante Juric
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Personal information
Full name Ante Juric
Date of birth (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Canberra, Australia
Height 1.93 m
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Canberra Deakin
1991 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Canberra Metros 13 (0)
1993 Canberra Deakin 13 (0)
1993–1994 Melbourne Knights 1 (0)
1994 Fawkner Blues 12 (2)
1994–1995 Sydney Olympic 21 (0)
1995–1996 Benfica Castelo Branco 11 (0)
1996–1997 Canberra Cosmos 10 (0)
1997 A.P.I.A. Leichhardt 19 (3)
1997–1998 Sydney Olympic 23 (1)
1998 A.P.I.A. Leichhardt 7 (0)
1998–1999 Sydney Olympic 84 (9)
1999 Molde 3 (0)
1999–2001 Sydney Olympic 54 (6)
2001–2002 Johor FC
2001–2005 Sydney Olympic 24 (1)
2003 Pahang FA
2005–2007 Sydney United
2007–2009 Penrith Nepean United
National team
1992–93 Australia U-20 23
1994 Australia U-23 6
2002 Australia 4 (1)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Sydney FC Women (Asst.)
2009– Australia U-13/14s (Coach)
2009 Penrith Nepean United (Coach)
2010– Fraser Park FC (Head coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 April 2008

Ante Juric (Croatian: Ante Jurić; born 11 November 1973) is an Australian association football player and was recently the player-coach for Penrith Nepean United in the New South Wales Premier League in Australia. He is also the current Australian under-13s national coach and was the 2008 and 2009 assistant coach for Sydney FC W-League team.

Playing career[edit]

Ante Juric, born in Canberra in 1973, has arguably been one of Australia's most cultured defenders produced in Australia. He played professionally for 13 years and has represented Australia as a Socceroo, Olyroo and Young Socceroo where the team finished fourth in the World Youth Cup of 1993. However Juric, with all his natural talent surprisingly did not play a huge part for the national team and indeed represented his country late in his career. In fact, it was after he produced a heroic performance in the 2002 National Soccer League Grand Final win over Perth Glory, playing with a dislocated elbow that he finally received his senior cap that same year. In an era of Australian football where talent was overlooked for brawn and fitness, Juric was unlucky to miss the recent Dutch and technical influence in the game which would no doubt have highlighted his talents on the world stage.

Juric learnt his trade at one of Australia's great junior nursery's Canberra Croatia/Deakin/FC. The club has produced the likes of Ned Zelic, Josip Simunic and George Kulscar. From here he went on to represent Australia at the World Youth Cup in 1993, culminating in a 4th place finish, losing to eventual champions Brazil.

Juric went on to have a successful National Soccer League (NSL) career playing for the Melbourne Knights, Sydney Olympic/Sharks and the Canberra Cosmos. Playing over 200 games and scoring over 20 goals and winning premierships and championships Juric was undoubtedly a force and a leading player in his NSL career. Juric was a cultured defender who was technically second to none, his vision and composure often stopped opposition raids and inevitably started attacks.

Juric in his twilight years has played in the NSW Premier League winning a title with Sydney United and recently played with Penrith Nepean in the NSWPL.

In 2009 Juric was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame for his Football exploits and additionally in the same year he was inducted into the Capital Football Hall of Fame.

Managerial career[edit]

Juric has recently embarked on a coaching career and recently was the assistant coach of the Sydney FC women's team in the 2008 and 2009 W-League seasons. Juric coached the NSWPL side Penrith Nepean in 2009 and is the current Australian U13s National head coach, taking the first Junior Socceroos to Malaysia of the AFC Festival of Football in 2009 and 2010.

Juric is the current NSWIS Football men's coach and is currently employed at the Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill.[1]

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 4 1
Total 4 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football". About the School. Trinity Grammar School. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Ante Juric at National-Football-Teams.com

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