Mateo Poljak

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Mateo Poljak
Mateo Poljak WSW Away.jpg
Poljak in Western Sydney Wanderers away strip
Personal information
Full name Mateo Poljak
Date of birth (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2008 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Lokomotiva 26 (8)
2010–2012 Dinamo Zagreb 0 (0)
2010–2012 Lokomotiva (loan) 60 (4)
2012– Western Sydney Wanderers 47 (2)
National team
2005–2008 Croatia U19 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2009

Mateo Poljak (Croatian pronunciation: [matěo poʎaːk]; born 10 September 1989) is a Croatian professional footballer, who plays for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

After going through the youth ranks of Dinamo Zagreb, Poljak was moved to their feeder team Lokomotiva Zagreb, then playing in the Druga HNL. After a season there he signed a 7-year contract with the club, which was taken over by Dinamo at the beginning of 2010. He spent the next two and a half seasons on loan at NK Lokomotiva, however, before his contract was terminated in the summer of 2012.

On 13 August 2012 it was announced that he had signed with A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers.[1] He signed a two year contract, set to expire in July 2014. In his first season with Western Sydney, he made 25 appearances, a mainstay of the side's midfield, and scored one goal. The Wanderers won the minor premiership in their first season as a professional football club in the A League and Poljak signed a two year extension the next summer, with his contract now set to end in mid 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 September 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Croatia League Croatian Cup Europe Total
Lokomotiva 2008–09[2] Druga HNL 26 8 26 8
2009–10[3] Prva HNL 13 2 13 2
2010–11[3] 23 0 0 0 23 0
2011–12[3] 24 2 24 2
Total 86 12 0 0 0 0 86 12
Australia League1 FFA Cup Asia2 Total
Western Sydney Wanderers 2012–13[4] A-League 25 1 25 1
2013–14[4] 22 1 3 0 25 1
2014–15[4] 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 47 2 1 0 3 0 51 2
Career total 133 14 1 0 3 0 137 14

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season ending during group stages (i.e. ACL 2014 and A-League season 2013–2014 etc.)

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