Peter Zoïs

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Peter Zoïs
Personal information
Full name Peter Zoïs
Date of birth (1978-04-21) 21 April 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Goulburn Valley Suns
Youth career
1994–1997 VIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
South Melbourne
1997–1998 Purfleet 1 (0)
1998 Cardiff City 1 (0)
1998–2003 NAC Breda 3 (0)
2003–2007 Willem II 22 (0)
2008 Altona Magic 2 (0)
2008 Frankston Pines 16 (0)
2009 Richmond 22 (0)
2010 South Melbourne 22 (0)
2010–2011 Melbourne Heart 0 (0)
2011 Oakleigh Cannons 25 (0)
Total 114 (0)
National team
1997 Australia U-20 1 (0)
1997–2000 Australia U-23 5 (0)
Teams managed
2010–12 Melbourne Heart (GK Coach)
2012 Oakleigh Cannons
2014– Goulburn Valley Suns
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2011

Peter Zoïs (born 21 April 1978) is a retired Australian footballer and manager Victorian Premier League side Oakleigh Cannons.


Zois represented all of the Victorian State teams at junior level before receiving a scholarship at the Victorian Institute of Sport playing in the former National Youth League.[1] Before making his move overseas he played a season with South Melbourne in the former National Soccer League. He also spent a short spell at Cardiff City, being brought in on a trial period due to an injury to Jon Hallworth. His only match for the Bluebirds came against Rotherham United which ended in a 2–2 draw, but an erratic performance led then manager Frank Burrows to cancel his trial spell the next day.[2]

He moved to the Netherlands, joining NAC Breda in 1999–2000, which gained promotion to the Eredivisie after one season in the Dutch second division. During his time at NAC Breda he was part of the team that qualified for the Intertoto Cup and UEFA Cup. He then signed with Willem II in 2003 where he was also part of the team that played in the Intertoto and later beat Ajax in the semi final of the KNVB Cup reaching the final only to lose to PSV Eindhoven. The following year Willem II played in the UEFA Cup.

Zois, has represented Australia at all youth levels and holds an EU (Greek) passport. Zois spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons in the Victorian Premier League.

Zois has taken on the role of Goalkeeping coach and player for the Melbourne Heart team in its first season. Due to a lack of goalkeeping talent Zois was also made back-up keeper for the club, appearing on the bench at each of their 30 matches for the home and away season.[3]

During the A-League off season Zois decided to join VPL side, Oakleigh Cannons FC for the 2011 campaign.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

For the 2011–12 Melbourne Heart season, Zois will be the goalkeeping coach as well as again assuming the role of back-up keeper to Clint Bolton, after the club again failed to find a suitable person for the role.[5]

In 2012 Peter Zois toke over Oakleigh Cannons after the surprise resignation Huss Skenderovic Oakleigh won their first game under Zois against Bentleigh Greens 2–1

Under Zois Oakleigh went on an unbelievable run to the Grand Final however lost 2–1




NAC Breda Eerste Divisie : 1999–2000

Victorian Premier League Runners's Up 2011


Willem II: 2004–05 KNVB Cup : Runners up

Victorian Premier League Grand Final Runners's Up 2011



Oakleigh Cannons Victorian Premier League Runners's Up 2012


Oakleigh Cannons Victorian Premier League Grand Final Runners's Up 2012


2010 Victorian Premier League Goalkeeper Of The Year


  1. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
  3. ^ "FourFourTwo – Bolton: I've Been Reborn".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Victory, Heart look to goal". The Age. Melbourne. 19 July 2011.

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