Jess Vanstrattan

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Jess Vanstrattan
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Personal information
Full name Jess Kedwell Vanstrattan
Date of birth (1982-07-19) 19 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Gosford, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners Academy (goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Central Coast 1 (0)
1999–2001 Northern Spirit 3 (0)
2001–2008 Verona 78 (0)
2003–2004 Carrarese (loan) 1 (0)
2007 Ancona (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Juventus (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2010 Gold Coast United 18 (0)
2010–2011 Central Coast Mariners 3 (0)
Total 109 (0)
National team
1999 Australia U-17 14 (0)
2001 Australia U-20 7 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Central Coast Mariners Academy (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:47, 11 May 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Jess Vanstrattan (born 19 July 1982) is a retired Australian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Vanstrattan was born in Gosford and started his senior career with Central Coast. He played the majority of his career in Italy, before returning to Australia to play in the A-League for Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners.

Early life[edit]

Vanstrattan was born in Gosford, New South Wales.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Vanstrattan started his career for Central Coast and then Northern Spirit in Sydney. At just 17 he made his 1st grade debut for the Spirit, playing the last 3 games of the season for the National Soccer League club.

Verona[edit]

In summer 2001, he was signed by Juventus on a 5 year deal and loaned to Verona in a co-ownership deal for 500 million lire.[1] At Verona, aged 19, Vanstrattan was a regular on the bench for the Serie A side and played 54 games in 2 years for the reserve team (Campionato Nazionale Primavera).

In his third season, Verona assistant Marco Baroni, ex defender of the Scudetto winning Napoli side of Diego Maradona was signed as head coach of Carrarese Calcio and signed Vanstrattan (on loan) immediately in the 2003–04 season, where he made his first team debut in Italy. However, in the first game of that season Vanstrattan suffered a serious knee injury rupturing his right knee ACL and missed the remainder of the season.

In January 2004, his loan was ended and Vanstrattan returned to Verona where he signed a 4 year contract extension . In June 2004, the co-ownership deal was terminated and Verona received full registration rights.[2]

Juventus[edit]

Vanstrattan was involved in a controversial transfer saga in the summer of 2007. After ending his contract with Verona by mutual agreement (due expire in 2008), Jess returned home to Australia in June, criticising Verona for several years of not fulfilling promises made. He signed for Juventus a month later.[3] Vanstrattan played pre-season games for the Old Lady, becoming the first Australian to turn out for the club. However, in early August 2007, the Lega Calcio ruled that the goalkeeper's contract at Juventus was illegal after Verona (as found in a court hearing) falsified documents including the falsification of Vanstrattan's signature in an attempt to block the tranfer of the player to Juventus and the transfer was to be cancelled until courts could decide an outcome.[4][5]

Vanstrattan needed to return to Verona officially under contract again, although only for four days, within which time the courts found Verona guilty. The club was ordered to agree on a loan deal which saw the player return to Juventus on 21 August, in time for the 2007–08 Serie A season.[6]

Vanstrattan played for Juventus in China, Hong Kong and Australia in friendly matches.

In June 2008, Vanstrattan did not agree to a three year contract extension with Juventus and was released by both Verona and Juve.

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 7 October 2008, Vanstrattan became the first signing for Gold Coast United after being released by Juventus in June.[7]

On 3 August 2009 he succumbed to an ankle injury sustained while training in preparation for the first game of the 2009–10 A-League season. He was sidelined for several weeks but recovered to play the rest of the season, and after a slow start was able to put in several man of the match performances.[8][9]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 19 July 2010, Vantstrattan was signed by the Central Coast Mariners after he wanted to move back home.[10] Central Coast had recently lost first choice goal keeper Danny Vukovic to Turkish club Konyaspor. Unfortunately, 3 games after signing with the club, Vanstrattan suffered a second ACL rupture and missed the duration of the season.[11] On 14 April 2011 Vanstrattan was released by the Mariners.

International[edit]

Vanstrattan played a number of games for the Australia U-17 team in 1999.[12] This included winning the OFC U-17 Championship and playing in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, where The Joeys finished second.

In 2001, Vanstrattan played in the Australia U-20 side which won the 2001 OFC U-20 Championship, and went on to participate in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.[13]

Vanstrattan went on to represent Australia U-23 in two friendlies against club sides in Germany.[14]

Management career[edit]

In 2014, Vanstrattan became the goalkeeping coach for Central Coast Mariners Academy.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast 1998 NSW Super League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Northern Spirit 1999–2000 National Soccer League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Verona 2000–01 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Serie B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2005–06 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Verona total 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Carrarese (loan) 2003–04 Serie C2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ancona (loan) 2006–07 Serie C1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Juventus (loan) 2007–08 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gold Coast United 2009–10 A-League 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Central Coast Mariners 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 35 0 1 0 0 0 36 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Australia national football team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2005". Juventus FC. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "CALCIOMERCATO:MATTIA CASSANI E CRISTIAN AGNELLI IN GIALLOBLU' ANCHE NEL 2004/2005". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 23 June 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Old Lady face Verona fight". Channel 4. 13 July 2007. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Communicate n° 005/D del 8 agouti 2007". FIGC (in Italian). 8 August 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Vanstrattan, accost il reclamo dell'Hellas Verona". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 8 August 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Napoli chief hails Juve signings". Channel 4 (Football Italia.net). 21 August 2007. Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2007. 
  7. ^ Former Juventus 'keeper becomes United’s first signing
  8. ^ Ankle injury sidelines Vanstrattan
  9. ^ Bosnich in talks to stand in for Vanstrattan
  10. ^ Jess To Make Coast Switch
  11. ^ Van’s the Man for the Central Coast
  12. ^ "Australian Under 17 matches for 1999". ozfootball. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Young Socceroo Matches for 2001". ozfootball. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Olyroos Matches for 2002". ozfootball. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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