Sasho Petrovski

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Sasho Petrovski
Sasho Petrovski.jpg
Petrovski playing for the Central Coast Mariners in 2008
Personal information
Full name Sašo Petrovski
Date of birth (1975-03-05) 5 March 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Bankstown, Australia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
South Coast Wolves FC
Number 13
Youth career
Sydney Macedonia
Vardar Skopje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Bankstown City 25 (5)
1996–1997 Parramatta Eagles 41 (30)
1997–2001 Wollongong Wolves 69 (40)
1999 Pelister (loan) 2 (0)
2001–2003 Viborg FF 53 (16)
2003–2004 Parramatta Power 15 (7)
2005–2007 Sydney FC 50 (20)
2007–2009 Central Coast Mariners 39 (13)
2009–2011 Newcastle Jets 45 (8)
2011–2013 South Coast Wolves FC 42 (14)
2013 Dapto Dandaloo Fury
National team
2001–2006 Australia 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 13 February 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ 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.

Club career[edit]

In the old National Soccer League, Petrovski played 94 games and scored 47 goals. Petrovski scored the second hat trick in A-League history. He played for Viborg FF in the Danish Superliga. He also played in Macedonia, first with Vardar in the early 1990s and then with Pelister in 1999.[1]

Sydney FC[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

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.[5] 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 become 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.[6] 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.[7]

South Coast Wolves[edit]

It was reported that Petrovski would go on to sign with his former NSL club Wollongong Wolves, now known as South Coast Wolves in the NSW Premier League.[8]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut against Japan in 2001 and scored his first international goal in the Asian Cup qualifier between Australia and Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August 2006.[9]

International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 August 2006 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Kuwait 2–0 2–0 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

With Central Coast Mariners:

With Sydney FC:

With Wollongong Wolves:

Personal Honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sasho Petrovski at playerhistory.com
  2. ^ "Pressure on Sydney to steer the ship". Sydney Morning Herald. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Petrovski signs with Mariners". News.com.au. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ten-man Sydney FC sinks Mariners in thrilling Coast clash". A-League. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Sasho signs up to the Jets
  6. ^ "Jets sneak home". A-League. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Evergreen Petrovski going but not gone". Newcastle Herald. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nash in frame for full-time contract". Newcastle Herald. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Australia Defeats Kuwait 2–0 to Advance to Asian Cup". Bloomberg. 16 August 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Damian Mori
NSL Golden Boot
2000/01
Succeeded by
Damian Mori