David Andjelic

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David Andjelic
Personal information
Full nameDavid Andjelić
Born (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 25)[1]
Serbia
Playing information
PositionProp
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Serbia 4 0 0 0 0
As of 2 April 2017
Source: [2]

David Andjelic (Serbian: David Anđelić; Cyrillic: Давид Анђелић) is a Serbian rugby league footballer. Primarily playing as a prop, Andjelic is a Serbian international representative and was contracted with Penrith Panthers in his junior career.

Early career[edit]

Born in Serbia, Andjelic and his mother Milijana moved to Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia as a child.[3] He played his junior rugby league for St Patricks Blacktown, Minchinbury Jets, and Penrith Panthers.[4] In 2016, Andjelic participated in the Nine Network's rugby league reality TV show, The NRL Rookie, being cut from the competition in week 5.[4] His audition video, featuring his running through a wall of bricks, went viral around the world.[5]

Representative career[edit]

Andjelic made his international debut for Serbia in their match against the Philippines on 5 February 2016.[1][6] He played in the match against Spain on 24 September 2016.[7] On 5 October, he was named in Serbia 22-man squad for their 2017 World Cup qualifying campaign.[8] He played in both of their matches, against Wales and Italy.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Srpski ragbisti uz dva momka iz Australije spremni za novi izazov" (in Serbian). BLIC Sport. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ Rugby League Project
  3. ^ McKee, Jillian (31 May 2016). "NRL Rookie contestant David Andjelic has finally had some good luck after doing it tough with his mum". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b Wang, Chris (29 June 2016). "Rookie Andjelic breaking down walls". NRL.com. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "The Footy Show's Erin Molan battle weary after filming new reality series, NRL Rookie". news.com.au. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Philippines 18 - 12 Serbia". Rugby League European Federation. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Spain 4 - 64 Serbia". Rugby League European Federation. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Three Debutants in Serbia 22-man squad for Qualifiers". Rugby League European Federation. 5 October 2016. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Wales 50 - 0 Serbia". Rugby League European Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Serbia 14 - 62 Italy". Rugby League European Federation. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.