Petrovski playing for the Central Coast Mariners in 2008
|Full name||Sašo Petrovski|
|Date of birth||5 March 1975|
|Place of birth||Bankstown, Australia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in)|
|2007–2009||Central Coast Mariners||39||(13)|
|2011–2013||South Coast Wolves||42||(14)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 13 February 2011 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
Sasho Petrovski (Macedonian: Сашо Петровски, Sašo Petrovski) (born 5 March 1975) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for South Coast Wolves. Petrovski has two caps for the Australian national team. Petrovski was known in the A-League as one of the most prolific strikers, scoring 41 goals between the 3 clubs.
In 2005, he returned home to play in the newly formed A-League with Sydney FC, where he scored 20 goals in 50 appearances, becoming a fan favorite. On 5 January 2007, it was announced that Petrovski would be reunited with former Sydney FC manager Pierre Littbarski at Japanese second division club Avispa Fukuoka when the current A-League finishes.
Central Coast Mariners
However, this deal fell through, due to a limit of foreign players in the squad. He then signed with the Central Coast Mariners on 12 February 2007. Petrovski achieved his first milestone for the Gosford club, when he scored his 10th goal in the 3–2 loss to his former club Sydney FC in round 2 of the 2008–09 A-League season.
On 3 February 2009 he signed a 2-year deal with rivals Newcastle Jets after he could not agree on terms for a new deal with the Mariners. Petrovski has enjoyed a successful start to his time at the Jets, scoring three goals in Newcastle's ACL campaign, topping their goal scorers list. He became a fan favorite with the Newcastle faithful, with whom he had been disliked, due to his time with Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners.
Since joining Newcastle, Petrovski has become just the 6th player to reach 100 A-League games. He marked his milestone with a late winner over a Robbie Fowler led North Queensland Fury, Petrovski muscled his way through the Fury defence to put his side up 3–2, with 7 minutes remaining in the match. In the 2010/11 season, Petrovski was the club's top scorer despite not starting a game all season. Petrovski left Newcastle after 2 seasons, after being unable to negotiate a new contract.
South Coast Wolves
|1||16 August 2006||Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia||Kuwait||2–0||2–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
With Central Coast Mariners:
With Sydney FC:
With Wollongong Wolves:
- Sasho Petrovski at playerhistory.com
- "Pressure on Sydney to steer the ship". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Petrovski signs with Mariners". News.com.au. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Ten-man Sydney FC sinks Mariners in thrilling Coast clash". A-League. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- Sasho signs up to the Jets
- "Jets sneak home". A-League. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Evergreen Petrovski going but not gone". Newcastle Herald. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Nash in frame for full-time contract". Newcastle Herald. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Australia Defeats Kuwait 2–0 to Advance to Asian Cup". Bloomberg. 16 August 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2011.