Andrew Barisic

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Andrew Barisic
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Barisic playing for Gold Coast United Youth in 2010
Personal information
Full name Andrew Nikolas Barisic
Date of birth (1986-03-22) 22 March 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Canberra, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2002–2003 ACTAS
2003 Canberra FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Melbourne Knights 40 (9)
2006–2007 Arminia Hannover 22 (1)
2007 SV Schermbeck 1 (0)
2007–2008 I Melbourne Knights 21 (19)
2009–2011 Gold Coast United 17 (2)
2011–2012 Persebaya 1927 14 (11)
2012 Arema Indonesia (IPL) 15 (8)
2013 East Bengal 22 (15)
2013 Melbourne Knights 8 (7)
2013-2014 South China 7 (6)
2014 Kerala Blasters FC 8 (0)
2015 Melbourne Knights 15 (12)
2015- Eastern 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:16, 26 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Barisic (Croatian: Andrew Barisić; born 22 March 1986 in Canberra, ACT) is a Croatian Australian footballer who plays for Hong Kong Premier League club Eastern.

Club career[edit]

Barisic began his career in 2002 with the ACTAS before moving to Canberra Deakin in July 2003.

In January 2004 he signed his first professional contract with Melbourne Knights, then left in the summer of 2006 for Europe and signed a contract for Germany based Oberliga Nord club, Arminia Hannover.

On 13 December 2007 he signed with his former club Melbourne Knights in the Victorian Premier League. He impressed regularly, becoming a key member of their squad and scoring 19 goals in 26 games in the 2008 season.[1][2]

On 10 December 2008 he was signed by Gold Coast United on a one-year contract.[3][4] At Gold Coast United he made six appearances and scored one goal in his first season there. He was signed on for one further year. In his second season at GCU, he made 11 appearances and again scored one goal.

After leaving Gold Coast, "Bara" signed for Indonesian side Persebaya Surabaya. He did very well there, scoring 11 in 14 games. He then signed for another Indonesia Super League side, this time Arema Cronus F.C., where he managed 8 goals in 15 appearances.

East Bengal[edit]

Barisic was taken by East Bengal on trial.[5] After a week on trial, he officially signed for East Bengal on the 10th of January 2013.[6] He then made his debut for East Bengal on 25 January 2013, coming on as a 59th minute substitute for Manandeep Singh, against Pune F.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which East Bengal won 2–1.[7] On 3 April 2013, he scored brace in 2013 AFC Cup against Singaporean opponent Tampines Rovers in group stage match.[8] He again scored in same competition against a Vietnamese opponent Xuan Thanh Saigon in last group stage match, after winning that match East Bengal tops the group and qualified for the knockout stage of AFC Cup.[9] On 8 May, he scored his 1st goal in the 2012–13 I-League in a 6–0 win over United Sikkim F.C.[10] He ended his one year stint with East Bengal with 15 goals in 22 matches.

Return to Melbourne Knights[edit]

He returned to Melbourne Knights for their 2013 VPL campaign, while the majority of the rest of Asia was in off-season. He managed 7 goals in 8 games in his third stint with the Knights.

South China[edit]

On 31 December 2013, Barisic signed for South China. At South China, Barisic managed 13 goals in 18 appearances, 6 in the Hong Kong PL, 2 in AFC Qualification and 1 in the Senior Challenge Shield.

Kerala Blasters FC[edit]

Barisic then signed for newly formed Kerala Blasters FC in the newly formed Indian Premier League. In the IPL side, Barisic managed 11 appearances

Return to Melbourne Knights[edit]

Barisic returned for the 4th time to Melbourne Knights in January 2015.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 November 2014[11]
Club Division Season League Domestic International Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arema ISL 2011–12 15 8 0 0 8 0 23 8
East Bengal I-League 2012–13 7 1 5 2 7 3 19 6
South China First Division 2013–14 7 6 4 3 7 4 18 13
Kerala Blasters FC Indian Super League 2014 8 0 8 0
Totals 37 15 9 5 22 7 68 27


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