Steve Pantelidis

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Steve Pantelidis
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Personal information
Full name Steve Pantelidis
Date of birth (1983-08-17) 17 August 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
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Number 4
Youth career
2000 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Altona East 35 (2)
2003 FC Aarhus 2 (0)
2003–2004 Melbourne Knights 13 (0)
2004 Oakleigh Cannons 17 (0)
2005 Heidelberg United 4 (0)
2005–2009 Melbourne Victory 58 (0)
2009–2011 Gold Coast United 49 (1)
2010-2011 Bintang Medan 16 (2)
2011–2013 Perth Glory 49 (0)
2013–2014 Selangor FA 33 (2)
National team
2003 Australia U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2014

Steve Pantelidis (born 17 August 1983) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a central defender for Selangor FA in the Malaysia Super League.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pantelidis was reportedly a keen football player who showed plenty of potential competing against other schools. After excelling in the state championships, representing his home state Victoria, Pantelidis was selected to represent the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). After completing his apprenticeship he joined Altona East Phoenix in the Victorian premier league. In his second year at the club he was voted player of the year.

Denmark[edit]

Pantelidis moved overseas at 19-years old and signed for FC Aarhus, after his successful year at Altona East Phoenix.

Return to Australia[edit]

After finding it hard to settle in Denmark, Pantelidis returned to Australia after 6 months and signed for Melbourne Knights in the National Soccer League (NSL). During his time at Melbourne Knights he was selected to represent Australia at Under-20 level. He subsequently went to the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Australia reached the quarter final. During the period where Australia's national football league was being reformed, Pantelidis played both for Oakleigh Cannons and Heidelberg United in the Victorian Premier League.

Melbourne Victory[edit]

After excelling in the Victorian Premier League, Melbourne Victory FC snapped Pantelidis up for the start of the A-League where he spent 4 years. During his time at Melbourne Victory FC he was awarded 'The Age young player of the year' and won two A-League Championships with the club.

Gold Coast United[edit]

In 2009 he signed a 2 year deal with the new franchise in the A-League, Gold Coast United FC. Pantelidis played 49 games for Gold Coast FC.

Medan Bintang FC[edit]

After a successful and productive 2 years at Gold Coast United FC, Pantelidis was approached by Medan Bintang FC in the newly formed Liga Primer Indonesia, where he signed a 2 year deal. After only two weeks at the club he was made captain by former Bundesliga coach Michael Fichenbiger. Unfortunately, the league collapsed and Pantelidis returned to the A-League where he signed for Perth Glory FC.

Perth Glory[edit]

After returning from Indonesia and signing with Perth Glory on the eve of the start of the season, Pantelidis had an outstanding year. After breaking into the side he played 22 straight games cementing his spot as a no nonsense and clever centre back. Steve helped Perth Glory reach the Grand Final narrowly losing to Brisbane Roar 2 -1 after a contreversal decision by the referee. He signed a 2 year extension after the final which will see him in Perth till the end of the 2013-14 season.

Selangor[edit]

At the end of 2013, Pantelidis left Perth Glory to join Malaysia Super League team Selangor FA, joining former Melbourne Victory coach Mehmet Durakovic.[1]

Honours[edit]

With Melbourne Victory:

'The Age' Young Player of the Year A-League 2006-2007

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