Jason Polak

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Jason Polak
Personal information
Full name Jason Polak
Date of birth (1968-01-09) 9 January 1968 (age 46)
Playing position CM, LM, CF
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
1985–1987 Watford F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987-1989 Sydney Olympic 14 (0)
1989–1990 Panathinaikos 3 (0)
1991–1992 De Graafschap 17 (0)
1994–1995 South Melbourne 21 (2)
1995–1996 Brisbane Strikers 27 (1)
1996–1999 South Melbourne 56 (5)
1999–2000 Canberra Cosmos 23 (3)
National team
1988–1996 Australia 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jason Polak (born 9 January 1968) is an Australian former association football player.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Polak began his National Soccer League career with Sydney Olympic in 1989 after having spent three years at the Australian Institute of Sport.[1] In the 1989/90 season Polak spent time with Greek club Panathinaikos.[2]

International career[edit]

In 1985 Polak was selected for an Australian Schoolboys team to tour the United Kingdom, however he did not tour.[3]

In 1987, Polak played three matches for the Australia national under-20 football team at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.[4]

Polak made his debut for the Australia national association football team in 1988 against Fiji in Newcastle. He played his last match in 1996 in Australia's defeat of Tahiti in the second leg of the 1996 OFC Nations Cup final in Canberra.[4][5]

In 1989 Polak made three appearances for the Australia national futsal team at the 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship.[4][6]

International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 June 1994 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  South Africa 1 1–0 Friendly
2 21 September 1996 Pretoria, South Africa  Kenya 1 4–0 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Player Database – P". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS TEAMS 1977–2009". NSW Schools Football. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "FIFA Player Statistics: Jason POLAK". FIFA. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  5. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia. 
  6. ^ "Futsalroo Internationals for 1989". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 17 February 2010.