Golgol Mebrahtu

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GolGol Mebrahtu
Personal information
Full name Golgol Mebrahtu
Date of birth (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Khartoum, Sudan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Sparta Prague
Number 33
Youth career
Brisbane Northern Districts
Brisbane Olympic
2009–2010 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Brisbane Strikers 8 (0)
2009–2012 Gold Coast United 26 (0)
2012–2014 Melbourne Heart 26 (5)
2014–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 9 (0)
2016–2018 Mladá Boleslav 35 (14)
2018– Sparta Prague 1 (0)
National team
2011 Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2011

Golgol Mebrahtu (born 28 August 1990) is an Australian professional Football (soccer) player who currently plays for Sparta Prague.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sudan, Africa, Mebrahtu moved to Brisbane, Australia aged nine as a refugee during the Eritrean–Ethiopian War in 1999.[1]

Club career[edit]

In June 2009, Mebrahtu signed a 3-year contract with Gold Coast United, after a successful trial at the club in April.[2]

He was discovered by Gold Coast coach Miron Bleiberg, while he was waiting for a helicopter to take him from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. Bleiberg spotted Mebrahtu training by himself and recognised him from a previous scouting mission.[2]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

For the 2012–13 season he played for the Melbourne Heart. He wore the number 14 football jersey. In his first game for Melbourne Heart, he scored the winning goal in the 88th minute against Perth Glory. On 1 January 2013 he scored the first goal of that year.

On 2 February 2014 he was released from Melbourne Heart, 3 days before the end of the transfer window.[3]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 3 February 2014 he signed with Western Sydney Wanderers along with Daniel Mullen. However, since there were no spaces remaining in the club's A-League squad, Mebrahtu was only eligible to participate in Western Sydney Wanderers' 2014 AFC Champions League campaign during the 2013–14 season.[4] On 5 March 2014, following a long term injury to Tahj Minniecon, Mebrahtu was added to Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League squad.[5] Mebrahtu made his debut for the Wanderers against Sydney FC as a substitute in the 71st minute, but was replaced 6 minutes later when injured in a tackle by Sydney FC midfielder Richard Garcia.[6]

On 5 May 2016 Mebrahtu was released by the Western Sydney Wanderers.[7]

Mladá Boleslav[edit]

In mid-2016, Mebrahtu joined Czech First League club Mladá Boleslav.[8] He scored 6 goals in 14 matches in the 2017-18 season, but fell out of the matchday squad after the arrival of new Mladá Boleslav head coach Jozef Weber and Mebrahtu's contract was mutually terminated in August 2018.[9]

Sparta Prague[edit]

On 20 August 2018 it was announced he had signed a one year contract with Sparta Prague.[10]

International career[edit]

Mebrahtu made his international debut for Australia under-23 in 2011, coming on in the second half of a loss to Japan.[11]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 5 May 2016
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gold Coast United 2009–10 6 0 6 0
2010–11 8 0 8 0
2011–12 12 0 12 0
Gold Coast total 26 0 0 0 26 0
Melbourne Heart 2012–13 14 4 14 4
2013–14 12 0 12 0
Heart total 26 4 0 0 26 4
Western Sydney Wanderers 2013–14 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 7 0 1 1 8 1
Wanderers total 9 0 1 1 0 0 10 1
Career total 62 4 1 1 0 0 63 5

Honours[edit]

Club

Gold Coast United:

Western Sydney Wanderers:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Refugee hardships put injuries into perspective". Sunshine Coast Daily. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Miron's gut instinct now a fairytale for Golgol
  3. ^ "Melbourne Heart release Mebrahtu". Football Federation Australia. 2 February 2014. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Mebrahtu and Mullen become Wanderers". Football Federation Australia. 3 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Mebrahtu joins A-League Squad". Football Federation Australia. 5 March 2014.
  6. ^ Greco, John (9 March 2014). "Wanderers loss compounded by Mebrahtu injury". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Wanderers announce player departures". Western Sydney Wanderers. 5 May 2016.
  8. ^ Somerford, Ben (14 August 2016). "Golgol's Czech mate move". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Golgol do Sparty. Překvapivý tah, přichází v Boleslavi nechtěný útočník". iDNES.cz. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  10. ^ https://sport.aktuality.sk/c/352106/golgol-mebrahtu-novou-posilou-sparty-praha/
  11. ^ "Second half Japan surge too much for Olyroos". GGArmy.com. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

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