|Full name||David Neil Tarka|
|Date of birth||11 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Perth, Australia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2007
Tarka was an Australian youth international and was an Australian schoolboy international in 1999. Tarka helped the Australia under 20 team qualify for the 2003 World Youth Championships in the UAE and played in the Australia under 23 team's 2004 Olympic Games Qualifiers. Tarka turned down a chance for a trial at West Ham in April 2003, instead staying in Australia to help Perth Glory win the NSL championship. In the middle of 2003 Tarka moved to Nottingham Forest in England for a fee of £100,000.
A-League career statistics
(Correct as of 2 February 2009)
With Perth Glory:
- NSL Championship: 2002-2003
- Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award: 2006-2007
- Perth Glory Player's Player of the Year: 2006-2007
- Perth Glory Young Player of the Year: 2006-2007