Petratos with Sydney FC Youth in 2009
|Full name||Dimitrios Petratos|
|Date of birth||10 November 1992|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Penrith Nepean United|
|2009||Penrith Nepean United||17||(1)|
|2010||→ Sydney Olympic (loan)||14||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2019
Dimitrios Petratos (born 10 November 1992) is an Australian football player currently playing as an attacking midfielder for A-League club Newcastle Jets and the Australian national team. Petratos has played for three different A-League clubs, winning one championship with the Brisbane Roar. The majority of Petratos's career has been in the A-League. However, he has played in Malaysia and South Korea.
Sydney FC (2010–12)
Petratos made his debut as a substitute for Sydney FC in their Round 13, 1–0 victory over Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium during the 2010–11 season. He played continually since his debut off the bench and was in the starting 11 in some games. He scored his first senior A-League goal against Gold Coast United on 8 January 2011 which set Sydney on their way to a 2–0 victory.
Sydney FC secured him to a new two-year professional contract on 13 January 2011, replacing his youth league contract. Petratos secured his position as one of the brightest up and coming talents for Sydney, when he scored a brace against rivals Central Coast Mariners in a 2–2 draw at Bluetounge Stadium. Following a reported bust-up with Zeljko Kalac, Petratos requested for and was granted a release from Sydney FC, allowing him to pursue a move to Malaysian Super League Champions Kelantan.
Brisbane Roar (2013–17)
After a poor 2014–15 season, Petratos immediately made amends with a stellar 2015–16 'breakout' season. Petratos capped off a classic comeback victory for the Roar in Round 22 against the Western Sydney Wanderers, contributing a goal and an assist to Roar's 3–2 win. Petratos backed up his best career form with a goal of the season contender against Melbourne City, scoring on the half-volley from 35-metres out. He managed to feature in all of Brisbane's 29 games, finishing with a goal tally of 7 and an equally impressive 5 assists.
Newcastle Jets (2017–present)
On 7 December 2012, Petratos made a goalscoring debut for Malaysian side Kelantan in a pre-season friendly against Perlis which ended 5–0. Petratos immediately had a very strong connection and passion with the fans and supporters and in the month of December 2012 continued his goal scoring form, scoring 4 goals in 4 games He then scored another 2 goals against Penang FA on 24 December to take his tally to 6 goals in 5 friendly games.
Foreign player restrictions in the Malaysian Super League meant Petratos played exclusively in the 2013 AFC Cup, where Kelantan were drawn in Group G along with Maziya S&RC, Ayeyawady United and SHB Đà Nẵng. He featured in all 7 matches for Kelantan in the competition, scoring 4 goals as they were knocked out by Kitchee SC at the quarter-final stage.
On 24 January 2017, Petratos was signed, along with his brother Kosta by Newcastle Jets on a 3-year contract, starting in the 2017–18 season. However, less than two weeks later, he accepted an offer to join Korean club Ulsan Hyundai on a 3-year deal for a sum of $300,000, which would be split evenly between Newcastle and Brisbane.
After rumors all season about an international call up Petratos was selected in the Australia squad for the friendlies before the World Cup. Petratos started on the left wing in his International Debut against Norway on 24 March 2018, playing 74 minutes before coming off for Robbie Kruse. Petratos made little impact as Australia lost 4-1 to Norway. Petratos started Australia's 2nd friendly on the Bench against Colombia on 28 March and was an unused Substitute as Australia drew 0-0 with Columbia.
Petratos is of Greek ancestry, and comes from a footballing family. His father Angelo played as a defender for Sydney Olympic FC, His younger brother Kosta is his teammate at the Jets, His younger sister Panagiota currently plays for the Newcastle W-League team, His younger brother Makis is currently playing for the Newcastle Jets FC Reserves and his youngest sister Anastasia is currently playing Under 11s at Sydney Olympic FC.
- As of 5 May 2018
1 – includes A-League final series statistics
- As of 2 June 2018
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