Zac Anderson

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Zachary Anderson
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Anderson with Gold Coast United's youth team in 2010
Personal information
Full name Zachary Michael Anderson
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
PKNS FC
Number 8
Youth career
Brisbane City
2006–2008 QAS
2009–2010 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Gold Coast United 17 (1)
2012–2015 Central Coast Mariners 67 (1)
2015–2016 Sydney FC 4 (0)
2016 Emirates Club 4 (0)
2017 Kedah FA 17 (1)
2018– PKNS FC 20 (1)
National team
2009 Australia U-20 2 (0)
2012 Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:57, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Zachary Michael "Zac" Anderson (born 30 April 1991) is an Australian professional football player who currently plays for Malaysian Super League side PKNS FC as a centre back.

Born in Queensland, Anderson made his professional debut with Gold Coast United in 2009 before joining the Mariners in 2012, and then Sydney FC in 2015. He moved to the UAE in 2016 to play for Emirates Club, before moving to Malaysia to play for Kedah FA six months later.

He has played for the Australian U-20 and U-23 sides.

Playing career[edit]

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 20 November 2009, Anderson made his senior debut for Gold Coast United in the starting 11, in a 1–1 draw against Adelaide United.[1] He scored his first goal for the club in a win over Perth Glory on 18 March 2012.[2]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 15 May 2012 he signed a deal with the Central Coast Mariners for the upcoming A-League season. Anderson, along with six fellow teammates was released from his contract with the Mariners at the end of 2014–15 A-League season.

Sydney FC[edit]

On 14 July 2015 Zachary signed a one-year deal with Sydney FC for the 2015-16 A-League season, rejoining former manager Graham Arnold, coaches Andrew Clark and John Crawley and former teammate Matt Simon who was also released from the Mariners at the conclusion 2015-16 season.[3] He made his competitive debut for Sydney in a loss to Urawa Red Diamonds in the 2016 AFC Champions League.[4] In late May 2016, it was announced that Anderson would not be returning to the club after the 2015–16 season.[5]

Asia[edit]

In June 2016, Anderson was announced as a new signing for UAE Arabian Gulf League side Emirates Club, signing a two-year deal.[6] He was released from his contract after 6 months at the club, playing only 4 games and conceding 10 goals.

Anderson moved to Malaysian Super League side Kedah FA in early 2017, following the footsteps of Sydney FC team-mate Shane Smeltz who joined in 2016.[7] He was able to help the club to a 4th place league finish as well as winning the Malaysian FA Cup. On the 16th of September 2017, Anderson announced on his Instagram that he would be leaving the club alongside striker Ken Ilsø to pursue other opportunities.

International[edit]

On 7 March 2012 he was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 July 2018[8][9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gold Coast United 2009–10 A-League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Total 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Central Coast Mariners 2012–13 A-League 23 0 0 0 5 0 28 0
2013–14 22 1 0 0 6 0 28 1
2014–15 22 0 4 0 0 0 26 0
Total 67 1 4 0 11 0 82 1
Sydney 2015–16 A-League 4 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
Emirates Club 2016–17 UAE Arabian Gulf League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kedah 2017 Malaysian Super League 17 1 5 1 0 0 22 2
PKNS 2018 Malaysian Super League 20 1 1 0 0 0 21 1
Career total 129 4 11 1 16 0 151 5

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gold Coast United

Central Coast Mariners

Kedah FA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide toughs out another draw". A-League. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Brown double ensures Gold Coast victory". The World Game. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Sydney FC sign Zac Anderson to replace Nikola Petkovic". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ Smithies, Tom. "Sydney FC defeated by Urawa Red Diamonds in opening AFC Champions League fixture for 2016". Fox Sports. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Sydney FC announce squad changes". Sydney FC. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Zac Anderson signs with Emirates Club". Sunshine Coast Daily. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Kedah football team needs RM27 million this year". Free Malaysia Today. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Zac Anderson". ALeagueStats.com. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Z. Anderson". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  10. ^ "JDT 1-1 Kedah (pen. 4-5): Red Eagles down ten-man Tigers to lift first title of 2017". Goal.com. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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