Golgol Mebrahtu

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Golgol Mebrahtu
Personal information
Full name Golgol Mebrahtu
Date of birth (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Khartoum, Sudan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Mladá Boleslav
Number 26
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 (4)
2014–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 9 (0)
2016– Mladá Boleslav 7 (4)
National team
2011 Australia U-23 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2011

Golgol Mebrahtu (born 28 August 1990) is an Australian professional football player who currently plays for Mladá Boleslav.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Africa, Mebrahtu moved to Brisbane, Australia aged nine as a refugee during the Eritrean–Ethiopian War in 1999.[2]

Club career[edit]

In June 2009, Mebrahtu signed a 3-year contract with Gold Coast United, after trialling for the club in April.[3]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 3 February 2014 he signed, along with Daniel Mullen, with Western Sydney Wanderers. 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.[5] On 5 March 2014, following a long term injury to Tahj Minniecon, Mebrahtu was added to Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League squad.[6] In the following match of Western Sydney Wanderers, Mebrahtu debuted for the Wanderers, being substituted onto the pitch in the 71st minute, but was replaced 6 minutes later due to being injured in a tackle by Sydney FC's midfielder Richard Garcia.[7]

On 5 May 2016 Mebrahtu was released by the Western Sydney Wanderers.[8]

Mladá Boleslav[edit]

In mid-2016, Mebrahtu joined Czech First League club Mladá Boleslav.[9]

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.[10]

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:

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