Dimitri Petratos

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Dimitri Petratos
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Petratos playing for Sydney FC Youth in 2009
Personal information
Full name Dimitrios Pertratos
Date of birth (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Second striker
Club information
Current team
Ulsan Hyundai
Youth career
Penrith Nepean United
2009 Sydney Olympic
2009–2010 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Penrith Nepean United 17 (1)
2010–2012 Sydney FC 30 (5)
2010 Sydney Olympic (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Kelantan 11 (8)
2013–2017 Brisbane Roar 94 (15)
2017– Ulsan Hyundai 0 (0)
National team
2008 Australia U-17 1 (1)
2009–2011 Australia U-20 9 (2)
2011 Australia U-23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2011

Dimitri 'Dimi' Petratos (born 10 November 1992) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as an attacking midfielder for K League Classic club Ulsan Hyundai. Petratos is of Greek ancestry.

Club career[edit]

Sydney FC[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Sydney FC secured him to a new two-year professional contract on 13 January 2011, replacing his youth league contract.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

Kelantan[edit]

On 7 December 2012, Petratos made a goalscoring debut for Malaysian side Kelantan in a pre-season friendly against Perlis which ended 5–0.[7] 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[8] He then scored another 2 goals against Penang FA on 24 December to take his tally to 6 goals in 5 friendly games.[9]

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.[10]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

In June 2013, Petratos was signed by the Roar on a one-year deal, along with former Melbourne Victory defensive midfielder Diogo Ferreira.[11][12][13]

On 26 December 2013, Petratos scored his first career hattrick against his former club Sydney FC. On the 17th of July Petratos scored the opening goal against EPL giants Liverpool.

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.

Ulsan Hyundai[edit]

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.[14] 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. [15]

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With Brisbane Roar:

Individual:

Club Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 March 2014
Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney FC 2010–11 16 3 0 0 4 0 20 3
2011–12 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 30 5 0 0 4 0 34 5
Kelantan 2013 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 4
Total 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 4
Brisbane Roar 2013–14 21 4 0 0 0 0 21 4
Total 21 4 0 0 0 0 21 4
Career total 51 9 0 0 11 4 62 13

1 – includes A-League final series statistics
2AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing during group stages (i.e. ACL 2013 and A-League season 2012–2013 etc.)

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