Tomi Jurić

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Tomi Jurić
Tomi Jurić 2013-10-29 23-58.jpg
Jurić with Australia in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-22) 22 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 9
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 NK Inter Zaprešić 12 (1)
2013 Adelaide United 7 (2)
2013– Western Sydney Wanderers 17 (8)
National team
2013– Australia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2013

Tomi Jurić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈtoːˈměː ˈjuˈritɕ]) (born 22 July 1991) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player, who currently plays 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, Jurić signed a short term contract to play for Australian club Adelaide United who play in the A-League.[2] On 16 February 2013, Jurić scored on his Adelaide United debut in a 2–1 defeat at Sydney FC.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 20 May 2013 Jurić 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

International career[edit]

On 28 June 2013 Jurić was called up to the Socceroos training camp on the Central Coast.[3] Jurić made his debut for the Socceroos off the bench in the Socceroos' 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup match against South Korea.

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

Playing Style[edit]

Jurić 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.[4]

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