Jesse Makarounas

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Jesse Makarounas
Makarounas Profile Victory Training May 2015.jpg
Makarounas with Melbourne Victory in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Jesse David Makarounas
Date of birth (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Darwin, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 16
Youth career
WA NTC
2010–2011 AIS Football Program
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Perth Glory 4 (0)
2013–2016 Melbourne Victory 36 (0)
2016–2017 Adelaide United 10 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Australia U17 19 (11)
2011–2014 Australia U20 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 May 2015

Jesse David Makarounas (Greek: Τσέση Δαβίδ Μακαρούνας; born 18 April 1994) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who last played as a midfielder for Adelaide United in the A-League.

Born in Darwin, Makarounas played youth football at the WA NTC and AIS Football Program before making his professional debut for Perth Glory in 2012. In 2013, he moved to Melbourne Victory, where he played until 2016.

Makarounas made numerous appearances for the Australia under-17 and Australia under-20 sides.

Early life[edit]

Makarounas was born in Darwin to a Greek father and an Italian mother.

Club career[edit]

Makarounas in 2014

Perth Glory[edit]

On 29 April 2011, Makarounas signed for Perth Glory having previously played for the Australian Institute of Sport in the National Youth League.[2] Jesse made his professional debut, and debut for Perth Glory on 24 March 2012, coming on as a half-time substitute for Steven McGarry, in 4–2 home win against Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory[edit]

In January 2013 Makarounas signed with rival club Melbourne Victory.[3]

Makarounas was released by Melbourne Victory on 28 May 2016.[4]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 11 July 2016, Adelaide United announced that they had signed Makarounas on a one-year contract.[5] Makarounas scored his first A-League goal in Adelaide's first game of the 2016–17 A-League, capitalising on a defensive error to score the equaliser in a draw with Newcastle Jets.[6] However, by the end of 2017, Makarounas had lost his position in the Adelaide side, featuring only once between December 2016 and March 2017.[7] Makarounas departed Adelaide at the end of the 2016–17 season.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2017
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Melbourne Victory 2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 9 0 0 0 5 0 14 0
2014–15 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
2015–16 15 0 3 2 8 1 26 3
Total 36 0 5 2 13 1 54 3
Adelaide United 2016–17 10 1 1 0 2 0 13 1
Career total 50 1 6 2 15 1 66 4

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jesse Makarounas". melbourenvictory.com.au. Melbourne Victory. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Makarounas signs Perth deal
  3. ^ "Victory sign Makarounas". Football Federation Australia. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne Victory announces squad changes". melbournevictory.com.au. Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Reds bolster squad with Makarounas signing". Adelaide United. 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Coerts, Stefan (9 October 2016). "Newcastle Jets 1 Adelaide United 1: Makarounas pounces on blunder to earn point". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Greenwood, Rob (28 March 2017). "Adelaide United’s Jesse Makarounas had a tough call to make". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "A-League transfer news: Adelaide United announce five departures, negotiations over uncertain stars". Fox Sports. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 

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