Vuković playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2008
|Full name||Danny Vuković|
|Date of birth||27 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1999–2002||Bonnyrigg White Eagles|
|2004–2005||Bonnyrigg White Eagles||14||(0)|
|2005–2010||Central Coast Mariners||104||(0)|
|2014||→ Vegalta Sendai (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Central Coast Mariners
Vuković made his A-League debut for the Central Coast Mariners in September 2005 against Melbourne Victory after the team's first-choice keeper John Crawley suffered a season-ending hip injury. They lost the game 2–1, however Vuković saved an Archie Thompson penalty and was widely praised for his debut effort. He went on to play 19 more games for the Mariners in the 2005–06 season, achieving five clean sheets, and also saved a penalty from Sydney FC's star player, Dwight Yorke.
Like many Mariners players, Vuković spends time in schools and at local junior football games, encouraging football at a grassroots level. It was known that Vuković had desires to play overseas, and it was revealed on 29 June he has signed with TFF First League club Konyaspor.
2008 Grand Final controversy
During the third A-League Grand Final on 24 February 2008, Vuković received a red card for slapping referee Mark Shield's hand following an alleged handball by Newcastle Jets player James Holland. On the day after the Grand Final, Football Federation Australia (FFA) gave Vuković a 15-month ban (with 6 months suspended), meaning he would not be able to play in the A-League until 24 November 2008.
On 4 March 2008, this ban was reduced on appeal to 12 months (with 3 months suspended), meaning that if Vuković re-offended in the following year, the 3 month suspended sentence would be activated. The ban extended to national team duty, which precluded him from competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics with the Australian U-23 team, the Olyroos, which he represented in all Olympic qualifiers for Beijing and had captained on occasion.
Vuković's ban was appealed a second time and on 22 April 2008 Football Federation Australia announced that the appeals committee had settled on a split suspension; up to 24 June 2008 and then from 29 August through to 5 October 2008. Vuković was also fined $10,000 and will have a further part of his sentence suspended from 6 October 2008 through to 25 January 2009.
Although Vuković will be ineligible to play for the Mariners in the early rounds of the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season, the decision means he will be eligible for selection for the Australian Olympic team competing in Beijing.
But in June, FIFA re-stated that his ban from International Competition did include a ban on competing in the Olympic Games with the Olyroos. He is banned from International football till 6 October, when the ban is suspended till 25 January 2009 subject to no further infringement up to, and including, 25 January 2009.
After being released by Konyaspor, Vuković signed a one-year deal for the remainder of the 2010–11 season with the Wellington outfit, largely due to an injury suffered by back-up goalkeeper Reece Crowther. He initially backed-up regular custodian Mark Paston with occasional appearances, and eventually became first-choice when Paston suffered a season ending knee injury. On 13 February, he scored the first goal of his career and the first for any keeper in the Hyundai A-League for the Phoenix with a 93rd minute penalty in the final round clash against the North Queensland Fury.
Vuković signed a 3-year deal beginning in the 2011–12 season with Perth Glory. Vuković is the number one goalkeeper at Perth and enjoyed a successful season as the club made it to their first A-League grand final, losing to Brisbane Roar.
- As of 2 November 2014
CS = Clean Sheets
|Parramatta Power||2002–03||National Soccer League||5||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||5||0||0|
|Bonnyrigg White Eagles||2004–05||NSW Premier League||14||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||0||0|
|Central Coast Mariners||2005–06||A-League||20||5||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||20||5||0|
|Vegalta Sendai||2014||J. League Division 1||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0|
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- Mariners Joy At U-Turn On Ban – Australian FourFourTwo – The Ultimate football Website
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