Antony Golec

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Antony Golec
Personal information
Full name Antony Paul Golec
Date of birth (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sheriff Tiraspol
Youth career
0000–2008 Sydney United
2008–2011 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Sydney United 15 (3)
2008–2011 Sydney FC 10 (0)
2011 Sydney United 15 (0)
2011–2014 Adelaide United 26 (1)
2014–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers 17 (0)
2015–2016 Perth Glory 6 (0)
2016– Sheriff Tiraspol 0 (0)
National team
2009 Australia U20 4 (0)
2010–2012 Australia U23 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Antony Golec Croatian: [ˈaŋˈtoˈnêː ˈɡoːlěːts] (born 29 May 1990) is an Australian football (soccer) player for Moldovan National Division club Sheriff Tiraspol.

Club career[edit]

Sydney FC[edit]

Golec was a member of the inaugural Sydney FC National Youth League squad in 2008/2009.[2] On 25 October 2008, Golec made his debut for Sydney FC against Melbourne Victory.[3][4] He also got his chance against Perth Glory and was praised by his coaches after the game of his great performance. He went onto make a total of 10 appearances for Sydney FC.

Adelaide United[edit]

On 26 September 2011, it was announced that Golec had signed a one-year contract with Adelaide United.[5] On 22 December 2011, Golec made his debut for Adelaide United coming on the 82nd Minute for Fabian Barbiero. Golec made his home debut as left back on 30 December 2011 against Wellinghton Phoenix, scoring his first A-League goal in the 61st minute, Adelaide went on to win 2-0. On 19 March 2012, it was announced Golec had signed an undisclosed contract with Adelaide United for a further two years, which will keep him in Australia until 2014.[6]

On 8 January 2014, after three years at the club, it was announced that Golec would be going to China to explore an opportunity to play for Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin.[7]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 4 February 2014, it was announced that Adelaide United released Golec.[8] On the same day he signed with Western Sydney Wanderers. However, since there are no spaces remaining in the club's A-League squad, Golec will only be eligible to participate in Western Sydney Wanderers's 2014 AFC Champions League campaign during the 2013–14 season.[9]

On 12 March, Golec made his debut in the starting 11 for the club against Chinese Super League side Guizhou Renhe in the 2014 AFC Champions League. Wanderers went on to win the game 1-0 away from home. It was announced in May that Golec re-signed with the Wanderers for a further season keeping him at the club for the 2014/2015 Hyundai A-League season.[citation needed]

Golec was part of the squad which won the 2014 AFC Champions League, playing an important role throughout the campaign. He was also part of the squad which participated in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, playing against Cruz Azul and ES Sétif. The Wanderers went on to finish 5th at the tournament.

On 15 May 2015, Golec was released by Wanderers.[10]

Perth Glory[edit]

On 23 May Golec joined Perth Glory on a 2-year deal keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016-2017 season.[11] Golec made his debut for the club on 11 August against Newcastle Jets in the FFA Cup. Perth Glory won 4-3 on penalties with Golec scoring one.

Sheriff Tiraspol[edit]

On 15th January 2016 it was announced that Antony Golec would be leaving Perth Glory to take up an 18-month deal with Moldovan National Division team Sheriff Tiraspol.[12]

International career[edit]

In 2009 Golec made his international debut for the Australian national Under 20 team's in Argentina, Playing full games against Uruguay and USA and making 2 more appearances. Golec was also part of the 30 man squad in the lead up to the 2009 FIFA Under 20's World Cup in Egypt.

In 2010 Golec made his Australia Olympic football team debut under Aurelio Vidmar and Paul Okon. Playing full games against DPR Korea, (who competed in the 2010 World Cup in Africa) and the Kuwait under 23 National team.

On 19 October 2011, Golec was named in Holger Osieck and Aurelio Vidmar's joint Australia national team/Australia Olympic team Camp.[13]

On 24 February 2012, Golec was selected to be part of the Australian U23's (Olyroos) squad for the 2012 London Olympic Qualifier matches against Uzbekistan and UAE.

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 28 December 2014
Club Season League Cup2 International1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney FC 2008–09 6 0 0 0 6 0
2009–10 3 0 3 0
2009–10 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Adelaide United 2011–12 11 1 2 1 13 2
2012–13 15 0 15 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0
Total 26 1 2 1 28 2
Western Sydney Wanderers 2013–14 13 1 13 1
2014–15 17 0 1 0 6 0 24 0
Total 17 0 1 0 19 0 37 1
Perth Glory 2015–16 6 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Total 6 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Career Total 59 1 5 0 21 2 85 3

1 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2011 ACL in 2011–12 A-League season etc.)

2 - FFA Cup statistics.

Honours[edit]

With Australia Sydney FC:

With Australia Western Sydney Wanderers:

References[edit]

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