Con Blatsis

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Con Blatsis
Personal information
Full name Constantinos Blatsis
Date of birth (1977-07-06) 6 July 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
South Melbourne
1994–1995 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 South Melbourne 96 (4)
2000–2001 Derby County 2 (0)
2000–2001 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 6 (0)
2001–2002 Colchester United 7 (0)
2002–2004 Kocaelispor 11 (1)
2004 St Patrick's Athletic 0 (0)
2005–2009 South Melbourne 26 (0)
Total 149 (5)
National team
1996–1997 Australia U-20 11 (3)
1998–2000 Australia U-23 12 (0)
2000–2001 Australia 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2014.


Constantinos "Con" Blatsis (born 6 July 1977) is a former Australian international association football player.

Club career[edit]

Blatsis was born in Melbourne. He started his career at his home club South Melbourne making 104 league appearances before moving to English Premier League side Derby County in the summer of 2000. He subsequently joined First Division Sheffield Wednesday on loan making six appearances. After making only two appearances for Derby he was released and in March 2002 joined Division Two side Colchester United on a short term deal. He made seven appearances for the club becoming a fan favorite in the process.[1] However, he left the club at the end of the season. [2] He then joined Turkish team Kocaelispor, where he played until he left the club for financial reasons during his second season. A brief move to Irish club St Patrick's Athletic followed, but after only two cup appearances he left in May 2004. After unsuccessful trials with Coventry City and FC Twente, he returned to his first club, South Melbourne in early 2005. He stayed at the club until he retired in 2009 after a series of injuries.[3]

International career[edit]

He played for the Australian Under-20 and Under-23 sides before earning two senior caps and a place in the squad for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Melbourne 1995–96 National Soccer League 19 1 8 0 0 0 27 1
1996–97 23 1 2 0 0 0 25 1
1997–98 23 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
1998–99 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1999–2000 24 1 0 0 4 0 28 1
South Melbourne total 96 4 10 0 4 0 110 4
Derby County 2000–01 Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 2000–01 First Division 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Colchester United 2001–02 Second Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Kocaelispor 2002–03 Süper Lig 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 0
2003–04 TFF First League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Kocaelispor total 11 1 3 0 0 0 14 0
St Patrick's Athletic 2004 League of Ireland 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
South Melbourne 2005 Victorian Premier League 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2006 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Melbourne total 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Career total 149 5 17 0 4 0 170 5

International[edit]

Australia national team[4]
Year Apps Goals
2000 1 0
2001 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

South Melbourne

International[edit]

Australia

References[edit]

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