Ruon Tongyik

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Ruon Tongyik
Personal information
Full name Ruon Tongyik
Date of birth (1996-12-28) 28 December 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Sudan (now South Sudan)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 12
Youth career
2014–2016 Adelaide United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Adelaide Olympic 28 (0)
2015–2016 Adelaide United NPL 28 (0)
2015–2016 Adelaide United 0 (0)
2016–2018 Melbourne City 15 (0)
2018–2019 Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (0)
2019– Brisbane Roar 7 (0)
National team
2017– Australia U-23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 January 2018

Ruon Tongyik is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays as a central defender for the Brisbane Roar.

Personal life[edit]

Born in South Sudan, Tongyik lived there for about three years, and had stayed with relatives in Ethiopia while documents allowing him and his family to move to Australia were processed. Tongyik moved to Australia in 2003, aged 6.[1]

Club career[edit]

Melbourne City[edit]

After being named Adelaide United's "Youth Player of the Year", Tongyik joined Melbourne City in July 2016 on a 2-year contract.[2][3] He made his debut for Melbourne City on 9 December 2016, starting in a match against Sydney FC, playing a calm and composed game.[4]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 3 May 2018, Tongyik was released by Melbourne City and joined Western Sydney Wanderers.[5] In January 2019, he was released by Western Sydney Wanderers.[6]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 6 February 2019 Brisbane Roar FC announced that Tongyik had signed for the club for the remainder of the 2018–19 season.[7]


  1. ^ Windley, Matt. "Melbourne City defender Ruon Tongyik making great strides". NT News. News Corporation. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. ^ "City signs 19-year-old defender". Melbourne City. 8 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Ruon Tongyik swaps Reds for Melbourne City". SBS. 8 July 2016.
  4. ^ Gatt, Ray (9 December 2016). "Sydney FC draw with Melbourne City after going a man down". The Australian.
  5. ^ Lynch, Michael (3 May 2018). "City release five as rebuild for next season begins". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  6. ^ "Defender parts ways with Western Sydney Wanderers". FTBL. 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Brisbane Roar sign Charles Lokoli-Ngoy and Ruon Tongyik for rest of the season". Fox Sports. 6 February 2019.

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