Luke DeVere

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Luke DeVere
Personal information
Full name Luke Ramon DeVere
Date of birth (1989-11-05) 5 November 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 3
Youth career
2005–2006 QAS
2007–2008 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 AIS 40 (3)
2008–2011 Brisbane Roar 65 (3)
2011–2014 Gyeongnam FC 78 (6)
2015– Brisbane Roar 31 (1)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U-20 9 (1)
2010 Australia U-23 2 (0)
2015– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 September 2010

Luke DeVere (born 5 November 1989) is an Australian Professional Footballer who plays for A-League side Brisbane Roar.

DeVere made his debut for Australia in 2015, having previously played for the nation's under-20 and under-23 sides.

Club career[edit]

Early life[edit]

DeVere is of French ancestry, and was educated at Brisbane Grammar School, where he played four years of First XI football and was coached by former Socceroo Mark Brusasco. After graduating from Brisbane Grammar in 2006 and being part of the Queensland Academy of Sport Football Program in 2005 and 2006, DeVere was accepted into the Australian Institute of Sport.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

Luke was signed by the Brisbane Roar at the beginning of the 2008-09 season. His debut season in the A-league saw him cement a first team place under manager Frank Farina's guidance. His performances continued to improve during the following seasons, with many football experts and pundits believing he could be a future Socceroo.

On 18 January 2011, it was announced by Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou on Fox Sports FC that DeVere would be leaving the club on a transfer to South Korean K-League club Gyeongnam FC. Postecoglou initially indicated that DeVere would leave during the January transfer window, contrary to the club's wishes to have him remain at the club for the remainder of the 2010-11 A-League season.[1] It was later announced that he would play his final game for Brisbane on 26 January against Wellington Phoenix at Skilled Park.

Gyeongnam[edit]

DeVere made his debut for Gyeongnam on 5 March 2011, playing the full 90 minutes as he helped his new club win 1-0 against Gangwon FC.

Return to Brisbane[edit]

After his contract at Gyeongnam was not renewed, there was keen interest from both Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC to secure DeVere's signature during the 2015 A-League January transfer window.[2] On 24 January, it was announced that DeVere had signed with his former club Brisbane Roar until the end of the 2014–15 season.[3] Following a successful return to the club, and having been called up to the Australian national team for upcoming friendlies against Germany and Macedonia, DeVere extended his contract at Brisbane for a further 2 years.[4]

DeVere missed over a year of football after injuring his thigh in a friendly match against Villareal in early 2015.[5] On 7 October 2016, in his first competitive match after returning from injury, DeVere scored a 96th-minute goal to salvage a 1–1 draw for the Roar against Melbourne Victory, toeing a free kick from Tommy Oar over Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas.[6]

International career[edit]

On 11 March 2015, Devere was selected in a squad to play Germany and Macedonia.[7] On March 25, 2015 he made his debut in a friendly against Germany.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 October 2016
Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AIS 2007 Victorian Premier League 25 1 0 0 0 0 25 1
2008 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
AIS total 40 3 0 0 0 0 40 3
Brisbane Roar 2008–09 A-League 15 0 3 0 0 0 18 0
2009–10 24 2 0 0 0 0 24 2
2010–11 26 1 0 0 0 0 26 1
Brisbane total 65 3 3 0 0 0 68 3
Gyeongnam FC 2011 K-League 30 2 4 0 0 0 34 2
2012 26 3 3 0 0 0 29 3
2013 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2014 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Gyeongnam total 78 6 8 0 0 0 86 6
Brisbane Roar 2014–15 A-League 6 0 0 0 4 1 10 1
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brisbane total 7 1 0 0 4 1 11 2
Career total 190 13 11 0 4 1 205 14

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL and A-League seasons etc.)

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Australia:

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/brisbane-roar-are-hopeful-departing-centre-back-luke-devere-will-stay-at-the-club-until-seasons-end/story-e6frf4gl-1225990906380
  2. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (28 December 2014). "Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC battling for Luke DeVere's signature". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Luke DeVere returning to brisbane Roar after four years with K-League's Gyeongnam FC". ABC News. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Roar secures DeVere until 2017". Brisbane Roar. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Monteverde, Marco (6 October 2016). "DeVere to put injury demons behind him". News.com.au. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Roar's Luke DeVere stuns Victory in A-League opener". Guardian Australia. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Bossi, Dominic (11 March 2015). "Ange Postecoglou names uncapped trio of Luke DeVere, Chris Ikonomidis and Tarek Elrich for Socceroos' friendlies with Germany and Macedonia". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Weiner, David (26 March 2014). "Germany v Socceroos: coverage of Australia’s international friendly in Kaiserslautern". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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