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 26)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar FC
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 6 (0)
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 4 December 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

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

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]

International career[edit]

On 11 March 2015, Devere was selected in a squad to play Germany and Macedonia.[5] On March 25, 2015 he made his debut in a friendly against Germany.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 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 7
Brisbane Roar 2014–15 A-League 6 0 0 0 4 1 10 1
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane total 6 0 0 0 4 1 10 1
Career total 189 12 11 0 4 1 204 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]

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