Jonathan Aspropotamitis

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Jonathan Aspro
Jonathan Aspro (2017-03-19).jpg
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Date of birth (1996-06-07) 7 June 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Youth career
Queens Park
2009–2011 Sydney University
2012 Parramatta FC
2013 APIA Leichhardt
2014 Sydney Olympic
2014–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Western Sydney Wanderers 43 (0)
2018– Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
National team
2015 Australia U-20 2 (0)
2017– Australia U-23 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 January 2018

Jonathan Aspropotamitis (born 7 June 1996), commonly known as Jonathan Aspro, is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Central Coast Mariners.

Career[edit]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

He made his professional debut on 11 March 2015 vs Melbourne City FC in a 3–2 victory for the Western Sydney Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium.

He made his Asian Champions League debut on 7 April 2015 vs FC Seoul in a 1–1 draw at Pirtek Stadium.

"Aspro" signed his 1st professional senior contract with the Western Sydney Wanderers on 31 May 2015.

Early in the 2015–16 season Aspro got the opportunity to fill in for the experienced Alberto Aguilar who sustained an injury in the round 4 encounter v Perth Glory. An assured display from the young centre back, coupled with the Wanderers first win of the season, lead to his selection over the following weeks.

A string of solid performances lead the Wanderers to move quickly and extend the young centre backs contract for a further 2 seasons, Wanderers CEO said of the signing “We think he will continue to develop here and really go to the next level as a centre back. He has the maturity, the composure and the determination to become a very important player for this club and we are delighted to have him sign for an additional two years.”[1]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 14 May 2018, the Western Sydney Wanderers announced the departure of Aspropotamitis, who was then signed by the Central Coast Mariners on a one-year deal.[2]

International Career[edit]

In January 2017 Aspropotamitis was named in the Australian u/23 side for a camp that was to be the first part of preparation for the 2018 AFC U23 Asian Cup, which will stage its qualifiers in July 2017.[3]

In July 2017 was named in the Australian U-23’s National Team to compete at the AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers held in Myanmar.[4]

Aspropotamitis played in all 3 games, captaining his country on each occasion, while being voted Man of the Match by the AFC in the first match[5] and scoring a goal in the final match.

Personal life[edit]

Educated at Newington College.[6] He is of Greek ancestry.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/article/aspro-inks-two-year-extension-in-red--black/f6lw5y1e20r31htxyt9xrwnmo
  2. ^ "Mariners sign defender Aspropotamitis". The World Game. SBS. 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ http://under23s.footballaustralia.com.au/article/ffa-names-26-players-for-australian-u23-training-camp/hgszmyj98t5l1irxowswn11cq
  4. ^ http://www.under23s.footballaustralia.com.au/article/josep-gombau-names-australian-squad-for-afc-u-23-championship-qualifiers/niobmep52gg21xyl8gkhcmgh1#IRGEEW3uCWVjr8pr.99
  5. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=11375&stageid=436&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary
  6. ^ Newington College Sporting Blogs