Dario Vidošić

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Dario Vidošić
Dario Vidosic 2009.jpg
Vidošić in 2009
Personal information
Full name Dario Vidošić[1]
Date of birth (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2005 Queensland Lions
2006 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Brisbane Roar 17 (5)
2007–2011 1. FC Nürnberg 30 (3)
2010 MSV Duisburg (loan) 12 (1)
2011 Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 14 (1)
2011–2013 Adelaide United 51 (15)
2013– FC Sion 33 (7)
National team
2006 Australia U-20 8 (2)
2007–2008 Australia U-23 14 (2)
2009– Australia 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Dario Vidošić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈdarjoː ˈʋidoːʃit͡ɕ];[provide tones] born 8 April 1987) is a Croatian Australian footballer who plays for FC Sion and Australia national football team, as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Vidošić warming up at the Sydney Football Stadium

Early life[edit]

Vidošić was born on 8 April 1987 in Osijek to Croatian parents, mother Jasna and father Rado Vidošić.[3] He moved with his parents from Croatia to Australia in 1988 when his father received an offer to play for the Queensland Lions.[4] The family settled in Brisbane, and he attended Yugumbir State School for his early education at Regents Park, when Dario grew up he attended Cavendish Road State High School. His father has been assistant coach at A-League club Queensland Roar since 2005 and as of May 2008, is the club's National Youth Team coach.[5]

Vidošić played with Queensland Lions in 2004 and also competed in the 2004 National Schoolboys football competition. He received a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport and trained in their football (soccer) program before moving onto the A-League, signing a two-year contract with Queensland Roar at the start of the 2006–07 season.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

In Round 1, coming on as a substitute in the second half, Vidošić set up a goal for Scotsman Simon Lynch before scoring a goal himself. Vidošić started up front for Queensland Roar in Round 8 against Perth Glory and scored to make it 2–1 in the Roar's favour, before being substituted. In Round 17, with midfielder Matt McKay out injured, Vidošić started against the Central Coast Mariners and scored two goals; becoming the first player under the age of 21 to score 2 goals in an A-League game, and the first player under the age of 20 to score more than three goals in a season. Vidošić scored once more in the season, against Melbourne Victory in Round 20.

1. FC Nürnberg[edit]

His performance in the season was enough for the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Nütnberg to give him a two-week trial.[6] 1. FC Nürnberg was a club that had strong Australian ties with four other players at the time, two of whom had come from the A-League the previous season. It was confirmed on 22 March 2007 that Vidošić had accepted a three-year contract with the Bundesliga club.

He was rarely used in his first season at the club, seeing just 60 minutes of playing time in four games for the Bundesliga side that was relegated at the end of the season. However, he was an integral part of the reserve side's promotion efforts that saw 1. FC Nürnberg II reach the newly organised Regionalliga Süd.

In the following season, he was hampered by injury trouble early on, seeing just three matches for the professional team and four – with one goal – for the reserve side before the winter break. He went onto unsuccessfully trial with Danish club Esbjerg fB.[7]

Surprisingly, Vidošić appeared back on the scene when he was brought on in a first team match against SC Freiburg in which he scored his first competitive goal for 1. FC Nuremberg, giving the team the 1–0 win at Dreisamstadion. After that match, Vidošić won more opportunities in the Nuremberg first-team scoring another crucial goal in a 1–0 win over FC Ingolstadt 04 in early May, before another a week later in the Franconian derby against Greuther Fürth which ended 1–1. Vidošić went onto help Nuremberg seal promotion back to the Bundesliga.

In an interview in May 2009, Vidošić admitted a debut call-up to the Australian national football team would be a dream end to a great season.[8]

MSV Duisburg[edit]

On 19 January 2010 his club 1. FC Nürnberg announced that the 22-year old offensive midfielder will play on loan for MSV Duisburg the rest of the season.[9]

Arminia Bielefeld[edit]

On 1 January 2011, Vidošić moved to Arminia Bielefeld on loan for the rest of the 2010–11 season after only making five appearances for Nuremberg prior to the loan.[10]

Adelaide United[edit]

Vidošić training with Adelaide United

In July 2011, Vidošić returned to Australia and signed a 3-year contract with Hyundai A-League club Adelaide United as their Australian marquee on a reported $320 000 a season.<[11][12] He scored his first goal for the club in just his second game against Sydney F.C.

FC Sion[edit]

On 26 August 2013, Adelaide United announced that they had released Dario from his contract so he could continue his career playing for Swiss club FC Sion for a transfer fee of AU$700,000.[13][14]

International career[edit]

In October 2006, Vidošić was selected in the Australian Under-20 squad, known as the Young Socceroos, and went on to compete in the 2006 AFC Youth Championships in India. In February 2007, he played for the Australian Under-23 team, the Olyroos, in an Olympic qualifier in Adelaide, scoring the 11th goal in Australia's 11–0 win over Chinese Taipei.

In July 2008, after being left out of the Australian Olympic team for Beijing by Olyroos head coach Graham Arnold, he publicly mooted the possibility of playing for the Croatian national team at a senior level.[15] However, according to FIFA Article 18,[16] Vidošić has been ineligible to represent any country other than Australia in international football since April 2008, when he turned 21.

On 17 June 2009, Vidošić made his debut for the Socceroos in their last World Cup qualifier against Japan, he was substituted in for Tim Cahill in the 86th minute. His second cap was received while playing in a friendly against the Netherlands on 10 October 2009.

International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 May 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia  New Zealand 1–1 2–1 Friendly
2 15 October 2013 Craven Cottage, London, England  Canada 0–2 0–3 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 15 September 2014
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queensland Roar 2006–07 A-League 17 5 5 2 0 0 22 7
Queensland Roar total 17 5 5 2 0 0 22 7
1. FC Nürnberg 2007–08 Bundesliga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
2009–10 Bundesliga 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2010–11 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1. FC Nürnberg total 30 3 1 0 0 0 31 3
MSV Duisburg (loan) 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
MSV Duisburg total 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Arminia Bielefeld total 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Adelaide United 2011–12 A-League 25 5 0 0 9 0 34 5
2012–13 26 10 0 0 0 0 26 10
Adelaide United total 51 15 0 0 9 0 60 15
FC Sion 2013–14 Swiss Super League 29 6 2 0 0 0 31 6
2014–15 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
FC Sion total 33 7 2 0 0 0 33 7
Career total 158 32 8 2 9 0 175 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dario Vidosic". socceroos.com.au. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Monteverde, Marco (4 August 2009). "Dario Vidosic selected in Socceroos squad for Ireland clash". www.couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Murdoch, Alex (25 January 2008). "Rado Vidosic A-League's only part-time assistant coach". www.couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rado Vidosic to lead Roar Youth team". www.qldroar.com.au. March 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Vidosic wins Nuremberg trial". The World Game. 8 March 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ Somerford, Ben (23 January 2009). "Vidosic Set To Exit Germany". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Somerford, Ben (20 May 2009). "Vidosic: Roo Spot Would Be Perfect". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Vidosic kommt vom Club" (in German). kicker.de. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Somerford, Ben (22 December 2010). "Vidosic Joins Battling Bielefeld". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Migliaccio, Val (26 August 2013). "Adelaide United star Dario Vidosic leaves A-League club to join Swiss outfit FC Sion". news.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Earle, Richard (6 July 2011). "Socceroo Vidosic signs with Reds". Adelaide NOW. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Vidosic exits Adelaide for Europe". FourFourTwo. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Migliaccio, Val (27 August 2013). "Dario Vidosic's $700,000 deal a record for A-League transfer". adelaidenow.com.au. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Vidosic to join the Vatreni?". www.becomeacroatiafan.com. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. [dead link]
  16. ^ "TO THE MEMBERS OF FIFA". fifa.com. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 

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