Cernak playing for the Olyroos in 2011
|Full name||Isaka Aongor Čerňák-Okanya|
|Date of birth||9 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Brisbane, Australia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Central Coast Mariners|
|2007||AIS Football Program|
|2010–2011||North Queensland Fury||14||(1)|
|2014–||Central Coast Mariners||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
In 2008 Isaka Cernak joined A-League team Brisbane Roar (then called Queensland Roar), making 15 appearances and scoring a goal in his two seasons with the club. On 24 January 2009, Cernak made his senior debut as a substitute for Brisbane Roar against Perth Glory in a 4-2 win. In 2010, he left the Roar to join state rivals the North Queensland Fury
North Queensland Fury
In June 2010, Isaka signed a deal with North Queensland Fury to become their 15th signed player for their upcoming season. He made 14 appearances for the Fury, scoring one goal in his season with the Fury. Unfortunately for Cernak, the Fury were unable to extend his contract due to FFA ownership of the club.
During the 2010-11 season Melbourne Victory signed Cernak for the following season and Asian Champions League campaign as a replacement for departing striker Robbie Kruse to Bundesliga 2 club Fortuna Düsseldorf, with Fury unable to extend his contract due to FFA ownership of the club.
Just a few months after signing with Wellington Phoenix, Cernak signed with Perth Glory.
Central Coast Mariners
In February 2014 Isaka signed for reigning A-League champions Central Coast Mariners. Isaka stated upon signing: “Being able to have one-and-a-half years to learn as a footballer off ‘Mossy’ (Moss) and the players at Central Coast Mariners is really exciting for me."
The Mariners became his 6th club in 6 years.
Cernak has represented Australia at U-20 and U-23 level.He has 19 caps and five goals at U-20 level and he currently has 7 caps and zero goals at U-23 level. He has won the Weifang Cup U-18 competition for Australia in 2007 and the International Cor Groenewegen Tournament at U-20 level in 2009.
(Correct as of 19 March 2014)
|North Queensland Fury||A-League||2010–11||14||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||1||0|
|Central Coast Mariners||2013–14||1||0||0||-||-||-||2||0||1||3||0||1|
- Weifang Cup (U-18): 2007
- International Cor Groenewegen Tournament (U-20): 2009
- Cernak set for debut
- Fury sign Isaka Cernak
- Victory Swoop For Cernak
- Victory Swoop For Cernak
- "Phoenix Swoop On Cernak". Football Federation Australia. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Mariners seal trio on deadline day". Football Federation Australia. 5 February 2014.
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