Poljak in Western Sydney Wanderers away strip
|Full name||Mateo Poljak|
|Date of birth||10 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2010–2012||→ Lokomotiva (loan)||60||(4)|
|2012–2015||Western Sydney Wanderers||66||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2009
After going through the youth ranks of Dinamo Zagreb, Poljak was moved to their feeder team Lokomotiva Zagreb, then playing in the Druga HNL. After a season there he signed a 7-year contract with the club, which was taken over by Dinamo at the beginning of 2010. He spent the next two and a half seasons on loan at NK Lokomotiva, however, before his contract was terminated in the summer of 2012.
Western Sydney Wanderers
On 13 August 2012 it was announced that Poljak had signed with the newly formed A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers. He signed an initial two-year contract, set to expire in July 2014. In his first season with Western Sydney, he made 25 appearances, a mainstay of the side's midfield, scoring one goal and helping the Wanderers win the A-League premiership in the club's first season. On 5 September 2013, Poljak signed a two-year extension with the club, the new contract ending mid 2016.
Poljak again in his second season with Western Sydney was a constant starter throughout with his side finishing the league in second position. He was also a part of the side that won the 2014 AFC Champions League, later going on to compete in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.
In 2015, Poljak was not retained by the Wanderers and joined Newcastle United Jets FC.
Poljak is married to Katarina, and has a daughter, Mia.
- As of 1 November 2014
|Western Sydney Wanderers||2012–13||A-League||25||1||–||–||–||–||25||1|
- "Poljak Pledges Future With Wanderers". Football Federation Australia. 5 September 2013.
- Gardiner, James. "A-League: Poljak future uncertain after hold up with Australian citizenship". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "Mateo Poljak career statistics". Nogometni Magazin.
- Mateo Poljak at Soccerway
- "Mateo Poljak (Western Sydney Wanderers)". Ultimate A-League.