Robert Zabica

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Robert Zabica
Personal information
Full name Robert Zabica
Date of birth (1964-04-09) 9 April 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Spearwood, Western Australia, Australia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Cockburn United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982 Spearwood Dalmatinac
1983–1986 Cockburn United
1987 Stirling Macedonia
1988–1994 Adelaide City 195 (0)
1995–1996 Spearwood Dalmatinac
1996–1997 Perth Glory 7 (0)
1995–1997 Spearwood Dalmatinac
1997–1998 Bradford City 3 (0)
1998 Cockburn City 4 (0)
1999 Bayswater City Panthers
2000–2001 Inglewood United
2001–2002 Fremantle City
National team
1990–1994 Australia Australia 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Zabica (born 9 April 1964 in Spearwood, Western Australia) is an Australian former goalkeeper. Zabica represented the Australian national football team 28 times in 'A' international matches and also represented Western Australia.

Playing career[edit]

Zabica started his career with Cockburn City before joining Adelaide City for seven seasons, winning National Soccer League championships in 1992 and 1994. He played for Australia in the qualifiers for the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals, losing narrowly to Argentina. A nagging knee injury forced his international retirement, but he made a comeback in 1995 with Dalmatinac with whom he won the D'Orsogna Cup. He made his State debut at the age of 31, captaining the side that beat West Ham United in 1995, and went on to play a further five times for Western Australia. He returned to national league level in 1997, making seven appearances for Perth Glory and taking his career tally to 202 games. He had a three-match spell in England with Bradford City in late 1997 and returned to Perth to play for Bayswater City SC, Inglewood United and Fremantle City.

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