Milan Susak

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Milan Susak
Milan Susak.jpg
Susak with Sepahan in 2013
Personal information
Full name Milan Susak
Date of birth (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Fairfield, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Al Wasl
Youth career
1996–1998 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
1998–2001 Sydney Olympic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Sydney Olympic 0 (0)
2002–2007 FK Vojvodina 22 (0)
2003–2004 FK Veternik (loan) 20 (3)
2006–2007 ČSK Pivara (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2008 Adelaide United 12 (0)
2008–2010 SpVgg Unterhaching 55 (1)
2010–2011 Brisbane Roar 29 (0)
2011 Minangkabau (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2012 Adelaide United 9 (0)
2012–2013 Tianjin Teda 16 (1)
2013 Sepahan 18 (0)
2013– Al Wasl 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Milan Susak (Serbian: Milan Šušak, born 29 January 1984) is an Australian footballer who plays for Al Wasl in UAE Pro League.

Club career[edit]

Susak is also of Serbian descent. He penned a one-year deal on 26 July 2007 after impressing coach Aurelio Vidmar in pre-season games against Melbourne & Perth.[1]

Susak's previous club was FK Vojvodina in the Meridian Superliga in Serbia and Montenegro, for whom he made 22 appearances having also played on loan in two lower league clubs, Veternik and ČSK Pivara.

In April 2008, he was able to go out on a high by playing the full 90 minutes of Adelaide's successful Asian Champions League campaign while not conceding a goal to allow the Reds to advance to the quarter finals of the competition.

On 5 June 2008, Susak signed a one-year contract with the German club SpVgg Unterhaching with the option of another year after being recommended for a trial by fellow Australian Paul Agostino.[2]

After two years at Unterhaching he returned home and signed for Brisbane Roar in the A-League In the same year he won the Premiership and Championship going undefeated in 26 matches.[3]

In 2011, he stated on his Twitter account that he signed a loan deal with Liga Primer Indonesia outfit Minangkabau FC.

On 27 September 2011, he signed a two-year contract with his old club Adelaide United returning to Australia after a short stint in Indonesia.

In October 2011, Holger Osieck selected Susak for the upcoming national team training camp.

In February 2012, it was announced that Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda had signed Susak for $200,000.[4] He made his official debut for Tianjin on 25 February, in a 2–1 CFA Super Cup defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande. On 5 December 2012, he signed a contract with Iranian champions Sepahan.

Susak is the only Australian footballer who has played in three Asian Champions League campaign's with three different clubs in different countries.

In June 2013 it was announced that UAE Pro League club Al Wasl had signed susak from Sepahan for an estimated $500,000 transfer fee.

Club career statistics[edit]

  • Last Update: 16 May 2013[5][6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia and Montenegro League Cup Continental Total
2002–03 FK Vojvodina Serbian SuperLiga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 FK Veternik Serbian First League 20 3 0 0 20 3
2004–05 FK Vojvodina Serbian SuperLiga 11 0 0 0 5 0
2005–06 10 0 0 0 10 0
2006–07 ČSK Pivara Serbian First League 9 0 0 0 9 0
Australia League Cup Continental Total
2007–08 Adelaide United A-League 12 0 2 0 14 0
Germany League Cup Continental Total
2008–09 SpVgg Unterhaching 3. Liga 34 1 1 0 0 0 35 1
2009–10 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Australia League Cup Continental Total
2010–11 Brisbane Roar A-League 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Indonesia League Cup Continental Total
2011 Minangkabau Liga Primer Indonesia 12 0 0 0 12 0
Australia League Cup Continental Total
2011–12 Adelaide United A-League 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
China League Cup Continental Total
2012 Tianjin Teda Chinese Super League 16 1 0 0 5 0 21 1
Iran League Cup Continental Total
2012–13 Sepahan Iran Pro League 11 0 3 0 4 0 18 0
Career total 187 5 4 0 11 0 202 5

Honours[edit]

Brisbane Roar
Sepahan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Susak rewarded". Adelaide Advertiser. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Unterhaching verpflichtet Susak" (in German). SpVgg Unterhaching. Retrieved 26 October 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Brisbane secures Susak". The World Game. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Susak Swaps Adelaide For China". FourFourTwo Australia. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Milan Šušak > Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "M. Susak". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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