Antun Kovacic

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Antun Kovacic
Personal information
Full name Antun Matthew Kovacic
Date of birth (1981-07-10) 10 July 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Chelsea Hajduk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Preston Lions 38 (2)
2000–2002 Melbourne Knights 11 (0)
2002 Heidelberg United 11 (1)
2002–2004 Melbourne Knights 31 (0)
2005–2006 Oakleigh Cannons 40 (5)
2006–2007 Melbourne Victory 2 (0)
2007 Oakleigh Cannons 22 (2)
2008 Richmond SC 14 (1)
2008 Newcastle Jets 7 (1)
2009 Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 3 (0)
2010–2011 Richmond SC 41 (4)
2011–2012 Churchill Brothers 9 (1)
2012 Richmond SC 8 (0)
2013 Dandenong City 19 (1)
2014 Melbourne Knights 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2014.

Antun Kovacic (born 10 July 1981) is a former Australian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory recruited Kovacic from Oakleigh Cannons as a short-term replacement for the injured Daniel Piorkowski towards the end of the 06/07 season, featuring in two games. He also played for several years in the now defunct National Soccer League with the Melbourne Knights.

In June, 2008 Kovacic began trialling with the Newcastle Jets and impressed in two pre-season games, including one against the Central Coast Mariners.[1][2] In early July Kovacic signed with the Newcastle Jets on a two-year deal to bolster their defence.[3]

In March, 2009, Kovacic moved to Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i to take up the club's '3+1' ACL roster spot.[4]

He returned to Australia for one season, helping Richmond Eagles to the Victorian Premier League Premiership and Grand Final in 2010.

In February 2014, Kovačić returned to the Melbourne Knights.[5] With the Knights, he won the Dockerty Cup, helping the club to their first piece of silverware in 18 years. At the end of the season, Kovacic retired from competitive football.


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