Evan Berger

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Evan Berger
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Personal information
Full name Evan James Berger
Date of birth (1987-08-16) 16 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left Back / Left Winger
Youth career
Macarthur Rams
2004 Parramatta Eagles
2004–2005 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Marconi Stallions 40 (6)
2007–2011 Melbourne Victory 42 (0)
2011–2013 Perth Glory 6 (0)
2013 Marconi Stallions 6 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Australia U-20 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Evan James Berger (born 16 August 1987) is a former Australian footballer who last played for Marconi Stallions.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He has been involved in football since he was young, playing for the Burragorang District soccer club.[1]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Berger's club career began at Melbourne Victory FC after playing for Burragorang District Soccer Club, the Macarthur Rams, Parramatta Eagles, Australian Institute of Sport, Young Socceroos and the Marconi Stallions. In May 2007 he signed to Melbourne Victory, who offered him a two-year contract after only two training sessions with the club, as each A-League team was required three Under-20 signings.[2] He completed the 2007 New South Wales Premier League season with Marconi before joining Melbourne in preparation to represent the team in the A-League 2007–08 season.[3]

Perth Glory[edit]

For the 2011–12 Hyundai A-League season he signed a two-year contract with the Perth Glory after struggling to get regular playing time at Melbourne Victory.[4] Berger, along with teammates Dean Heffernan, Nick Ward and Lewis Italiano were released by the Glory at the end of the 2012–13 A-League season.[5]

Retirement[edit]

In October 2013 Berger announced his retirement from professional football due to ongoing hamstring problems. [6]

Berger is an excellent golfer and in 2017 will be participating in Pennant Golf as a member of Cheltenham Golf Club's Pennant Team. [7]

International career[edit]

Berger obtained a one-year scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra after impressing Australian under-20 selectors in 2005, who subsequently also offered him a place on the Australia national under-20 football team, or the Young Socceroos Squad.[8] With the Young Socceroos he has toured Sri Lanka, Argentina, Malaysia, India and Chile, scoring his first international goal against the Vietnam national football team.[1] He was one of twenty-three nominees for an informal Australia Day Award awarded by his local council, Wollondilly Shire Council, on the outskirts of Sydney, nominated for his international representation of Australia and also as a member of the New South Wales Combined High Schools and Australian Schoolboys teams.[1]

A-League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 19 February 2012)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Melbourne Victory 2007–08 5 0 0 - - - - - - 5 0 0
2008–09 13 0 0 2 0 0 - - - 15 0 0
2009–10 9 0 0 3 0 0 - - - 12 0 0
2010–11 11 0 0 - - - - - - 11 0 0
Perth Glory 2011–12 6 0 0 - - - - - - 6 0 0
Total 44 0 0 5 0 0 - - - 49 0 0

Honours[edit]

With Melbourne Victory:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kate Walsh. "Australia Day Wollondilly Award Nominees". Wollondilly Shire Council. Retrieved 3 January 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Berger Signs for Victory". Australian FourFourTwo. 11 May 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Victory confirms Berger signing". Melbourne Victory FC. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  4. ^ Berger To Beef Up Glory Stocks Archived 22 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.cheltenhamgolf.com.au/news/1097/138/Mens-Pennant-Team-Profiles
  8. ^ Ben Broad (24 January 2006). "Rising soccer star impresses coaches". Westfield Sports High School. Wollondilly Advertiser. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 

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