Tomi Juric

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Tomi Jurić
Personal information
Full name Tomislav Jurić
Date of birth (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
NK Hurstville Zagreb
Sydney Olympic
Sydney United
2008 Trnje
2009–2010 Croatia Sesvete
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Croatia Sesvete 23 (12)
2011–2012 Lokomotiva 14 (3)
2012 Inter Zaprešić 12 (1)
2013 Adelaide United 7 (2)
2013–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers 34 (12)
National team
2013– Australia 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2015

Tomi Jurić ([ˈtoːˈměː ˈjuˈritɕ]; born 22 July 1991) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player, who last played as a striker for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 10 February 2013, after spending a number of seasons abroad in Croatia playing for NK Lokomotiva and NK Inter Zaprešić in the Prva HNL, Juric signed a short term contract to play for Australian club Adelaide United in the A-League.[2] On 16 February 2013, Juric scored on his Adelaide United debut in a 2–1 defeat at Sydney FC.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 20 May 2013 Juric signed for Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-year deal, becoming the Wanderers first signing of the A-League off-season. On debut for the Wanderers he scored the equaliser against the Central Coast Mariners in the 1–1 draw on 12 of October 2013. Juric scored his first Asian Champions League goal in the Round of 16 against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 7 May 2014. In a highly successful first season at Western Sydney, Tomi Juric finished with 12 goals in 29 appearances, four of those coming in the 2014 Asian Champions League which his side won, Juric scoring, an amazing goal, the only goal in a 1–0 aggregate win over the Arabian team Al-Hilal.

On 15 January 2015, Juric turned his back on a proposed $10 million move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, opting to chase a move to Europe, where he believed he would have a better chance of staying involved with the Socceroos beyond the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.[3]

Juric was released by the Wanderers on 16 May 2015

International career[edit]

On 28 June 2013 Juric was called up to the Socceroos training camp on the Central Coast.[4] Juric made his debut for the Socceroos off the bench in the Socceroos' 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup match against South Korea. Tomi Juric was chosen by Ange Postecoglou, the Australian manager, to take part in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and on 13 January 2015, Juric scored his first Asian Cup goal against Oman, coming of the bench as a substitute for Tim Cahill. He set up the winning goal in the final in extra time for Australia holding off Korean defenders to put a cross through to James Troisi.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 July 2013 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea  Japan 2–2 2–3 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2. 13 January 2015 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia  Oman 4–0 4–0 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Western Sydney Wanderers

International[edit]

Australia

Playing style[edit]

Juric plays as a striker. He possesses speed, is good at holding up the ball and has been described as a great finisher. His style of play has drawn comparisons with compatriot Mark Viduka.[5]

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