Hagi Gligor

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Hagi Gligor
Personal information
Full name Christopher Josif Hagi Gligor[1]
Date of birth (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 19)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 12
Youth career
2011– Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Sydney FC 18 (0)
National team
2013– Australia U-20 10 (0)
2014– Australia U-23 2 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2014

Christopher Josif Hagi Gligor (born 8 April 1996) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a central midfielder for Sydney FC in the A-League.[2]

Club career[edit]

Sydney FC[edit]

As an integral part of Sydney FC's youth team, Gligor featured prominently over the past two seasons which prompted the club to sign him to his first senior deal at the end of the 2011–12 A-League season. The promising young midfielder signed a two-year deal with Sydney FC along with fellow youth players Mitchell Mallia and Daniel Petkovski.[3] In May 2012, Gligor also won player of the month and received a nomination for National Youth League Player Of The Year.[4]

After many standout performances in the National Youth League, he made his first senior league appearance at just 17 years of age as a substitute on 3 November 2012 away to Central Coast Mariners.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Romanian footballer, Tiberiu Gligor, who emigrated to Australia in the early 1990s. Gligor is also half-Filipino on his mother's side. He is named after the great former Romanian international Gheorghe Hagi.[6]


  1. ^ "List of Players — 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Renan Sayan". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sydney FC farewells four players". Football Federation Australia (Sydney FC). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "FC National Youth League Player Of The Year Acceptance Speech – Hagi Gligor". firstpost.com. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sky Blues fall to Central Coast". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hagi Gligor shows skills matter more than size". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2014.