Eddy Bosnar

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Eddy Bosnar
Personal information
Full name Eddy Bosnar
Date of birth (1980-04-29) 29 April 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Newcastle Breakers 6 (1)
1998–1999 Northern Spirit 13 (0)
1999–2000 Sydney United 27 (1)
2000–2001 Dinamo Zagreb 20 (0)
2001–2004 Sturm Graz 53 (2)
2004–2005 Everton 0 (0)
2005 Dinamo Zagreb 8 (0)
2006 Rijeka 8 (0)
2006–2008 Heracles Almelo 42 (1)
2008–2009 JEF United Chiba 55 (3)
2010–2011 Shimizu S-Pulse 55 (8)
2012–2013 Suwon Bluewings 36 (2)
2013 Guangzhou R&F 13 (1)
2014–2015 Central Coast Mariners 30 (4)
2016– Sydney United 58 12 (1)
National team
1996–1997 Australia U17 9 (0)
1998–1999 Australia U20 10 (0)
2000 Australia U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2016.

Eddy Bosnar (born 29 April 1980) is an Australian professional footballer centre back who last plays for National Premier Leagues side Sydney United. He has scored numerous goals for his clubs with his free kicks.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After graduating from the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program, Bosnar began his professional career in 1997 with Newcastle Breakers. After staying in Australia for a few seasons with Northern Spirit and Sydney United, Bosnar moved to Croatia in 2000 to play with Dinamo Zagreb. After three years in Austria with Sturm Graz, Bosnar moved to England to play with Everton, but he failed to make an appearance in the Premier League for Everton,[2] and he was released after one season due to injury.[3] Bosnar then returned to old club Dinamo Zagreb, before briefly playing with Rijeka. Bosnar moved to the Netherlands in 2006 to spend two seasons with Heracles Almelo, before moving to Japan in 2008 with JEF United Chiba. He moved to Shimizu S-Pulse in 2010. Bosnar left Japan at the end of that season and joined Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the K-League. His free kick against Ulsan Hyundai in May 2012, measured at 123 km/h (76 mph), was chosen unofficial K-League goal of the year for 2012.[4][5] On 18 July 2013, Bosnar transferred to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.[6]

On 1 February 2014, Bosnar signed with Central Coast Mariners until the end of May of that year.[7] On 10 November 2015, Bosnar was released from his contract eight months early, after the player fell out of favour with Mariners coach Tony Walmsley.[8]

Bosnar returned to Sydney United in February 2016, fifteen years after last playing for the club.[9]

International career[edit]

Bosnar has represented Australia at all youth team levels including captaining the Joeys. He also represented Australia at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship, making three appearances.[10]

Honours[edit]

Sydney United[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bosnar is of Croatian origin.[13]

His two younger brothers Milan and Ivan are also professional players.[14]

Bosnar, along with his brothers Milan, Ivan and Marko, run the Australian franchise of Croatian bakery "Mlinar" in Western Sydney.[15]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Adam Peacock chats with Suwon Bluewings' Aussie defender Eddy Bosnar ahead of Central Coast clash". Fox Sports. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Everton: 1946/47–2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Player profile". Everton F.C. official website. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Spendley, David (6 June 2013). "Exclusive: Eddy Bosnar interview". Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Tuckerman, Mike (25 February 2013). "Suwon set to terrorise Central Coast". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  6. ^ 富力官方宣布签澳洲重炮 曾爆射123公里/时任意球
  7. ^ "Official: Bosnar inks Coast contract". Football Federation Australia. 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2015/11/09/bosnar-sever-ties-mariners
  9. ^ "Signing". Twitter. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Player profile". FIFA. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  11. ^ us.soccerway.com/players/eddy-bosnar/4686/
  12. ^ http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=149&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2016&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=05&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=11189&cHash=c197a301bc121cb8c6893a9a8bc51e7d
  13. ^ "Player profile". Bluekipper.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "About us". Bosnar FC. Archived from the original on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  15. ^ Hassett, Sebastian. "Business is booming but Bosnar still dreams of FFA Cup glory". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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