Stuart Musialik

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Stuart Musialik
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-03-29) 29 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
NJ Youth (State League)
Number ––
Youth career
Newcastle Breakers
Newcastle Jets
2001–2003 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Newcastle Jets 4 (0)
2004–2005 Western Workers Bears 27 (5)
2005–2008 Newcastle Jets 58 (3)
2008–2011 Sydney FC 69 (4)
2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
2013– NJ Youth (State League) 4 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Australia U-20 12 (4)
2006–2008 Australia U-23 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Stuart Musialik (born 29 March 1985 in Newcastle, Australia) is an Australian footballer who plays for Newcastle Jets Youth in the NBN State League.

Club career[edit]

Born and raised in Newcastle, he played junior football for Adamstown Rosebuds and was selected to play in representative sides such as Northern NSW at a young age. In 2004, he played for the Weston Workers Bears which under the care of Trevor Morris, awarded him a Newcastle Jets spot. The Weston Bears won the Premiership and then made it to the NBN State Football League Grand Final that they lost to Broadmeadow Magic. During his time at the Weston Workers Bears he played alongside Nigel Boogaard.

Newcastle Jets[edit]

Musialik played for the Newcastle Jets for the A-League's first three seasons. Musialik was suspended for 1 game on 27 September 2007 after verbally abusing Melbourne Victory defender Rodrigo Vargas, during a match against Melbourne on 21 September 2007, that ended in a 2-2 draw.[1]

Sydney FC[edit]

Musialik followed his close friend Mark Bridge from the Newcastle Jets to Sydney FC to play under John Kosmina from 2008-09. He signed a 2 year deal.[2] Despite Sydney offering a contract extension, Musialik declined the offer demanding a pay rise and left Sydney at the end of the 2010/11 season.[3] Despite being given a short extension for Sydney's 2011 Champions League campaign, Musialik was released, along with several other players.[4]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 25 July 2011, Musialik signed a one-year contract with Central Coast Mariners.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season A-League Finals Asia Other 1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australia Newcastle Jets 2005-06 19 1 19 1
2006-07 19 1 3 0 5 0 24 1
2007-08 13 1 4 0 1 0 18 1
Club subtotal 51 3 7 0 0 0 6 0 67 0
Australia Sydney FC 2008-09 19 3 19 3
2009-10 21 1 4 0 25 1
2010-11 25 0 6 0 31 0
Club subtotal 65 4 4 0 6 0 0 0 76 4
Career total 116 7 11 0 6 0 6 0 139 7

1Includes A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup

International career[edit]

He was on the Australian roster for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, and has since played for the Olyroos against Chinese Taipei, in Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium. Stuart was one of Australia's best players in their 2008 Olympic campaign and gained many plaudits following his performances in Beijing.[6]

Honours[edit]

With Sydney FC:

With Newcastle Jets:

With Central Coast Mariners:

Personal Honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musialik suspended for one game
  2. ^ Bling FC attract Musialik
  3. ^ Smithies, Tom (9 November 2010). "Stuart Musialik's A-League future in doubt after Sydney FC withdraw new contract offer". Fox Sports. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sydney FC player clean out". SBS - The World Game. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Taylor, John (25 July 2011). "Mariners snap up axed Musialik". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Musialik out of Olyroos squad, Fox Sports, 27 February 2008.

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