- Mile Sterjovski
Mile Sterjovski Personal information Full name Mile Sterjovski Date of birth 27 May 1979 Place of birth Wollongong, Australia Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) Playing position Right Winger / Second Striker Club information Current club Perth Glory Number 21 Youth career 1993–1995 Wollongong Wolves 1996–1998 AIS Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1995–1996 Wollongong Wolves 2 (0) 1997 Wollongong United 3 (3) 1997–1999 Sydney United 37 (20) 1999–2000 Parramatta Power 31 (11) 2000–2004 Lille 91 (15) 2004–2007 FC Basel 73 (10) 2007–2008 Hacettepe 24 (8) 2008–2009 Derby County 27 (2) 2009– Perth Glory 47 (11) National team‡ 1999 Australia U-20 7 (3) 2000 Australia U-23 7 (0) 2000–2010 Australia 43 (8) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:45, 18 November 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Mile Sterjovski (Macedonian: Миле Стерјовски) (born 27 May 1979) is an Australian football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Perth Glory and played for the Australian national team from 2000 to 2010, before he retired from international football after his non-selection for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Sterjovski plays mainly as a right winger or as a second striker, but has also played as a left winger and as a central midfielder.
Sterjovski began his career in Australia at Wollongong Wolves and briefly played for Illawarra Lions before making a name for himself with successful spells at Sydney United and Parramatta Power, his performances and record of 31 goals in 68 games earning him a move to French Ligue 1 side Lille in 2000.
After 4 seasons at Lille, Sterjovski moved to Swiss side FC Basel, where he remained for 3 seasons. In his first season at St. Jakob-Park, Sterjovski won the Swiss Super League and in his second season was part of the team that reached the UEFA Cup Quarter-finals. Sterjovski moved to Turkey in the summer of 2007.
On 9 January 2008, Sterjovski announced his plan to leave Turkey for personal reasons relating to his family. He announced that he was in negotiations with Premier League side Derby County and joined them after work permit problems on 24 January 2008. He made his debut as a substitute against Tottenham in a 3–0 defeat, and was a regular in the side towards the end of the season, usually playing out on the right wing.
In the 2008–09 season, Sterjovski was largely frozen out of the Derby squad by manager Paul Jewell, his first appearance of the season coming on 21 October 2008 against Blackpool, in which he scored his first goal for Derby. However, following Jewell's departure, he produced an impressive performance against Manchester United in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final under caretaker manager David Lowe. New Derby manager Nigel Clough was watching in the stands. Following the match, Sterjovski said: "Now I am glad there is a new manager. It’s a new start for me and, hopefully, I will get more chances." Sterjovski went on to make 14 further appearances before the end of the season, scoring once and playing well in the middle of the injury-hit Derby midfield.
Sterjovski made his Australian national team debut against Scotland in 2000. Sterjovski was selected to represent Australia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. In the build-up, he made an appearance in the Australia vs. Greece friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and also played against Liechtenstein, scoring the first goal for the Socceroos in a 3–1 win. In the finals he started in the games against Brazil and against Croatia.
Sterjovski was selected for the first group match in Australia's 2007 Asian Cup campaign, starting against Oman and substituted in the 46th minute, which Australia drew 1–1. Due to illness Sterjovski did not feature further in Australia's failed campaign in its first Asian Cup. Sterjovski scored against Ghana during a friendly match at the Sydney Football Stadium, but was sent off in the 85th minute after receiving a second yellow card for a tackle on Ghana's Richard Manu. He scored again on 20 August in a friendly against South Africa in which the Socceroos drew 2–2. On 10 June 2009, Sterjovski notched his 9th goal for Australia in a 2–0 win over Bahrain at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, in his 41st appearance for his national side.
Sterjovski and his wife Sharon have 2 sons: Luka and Sonny who was born on 2 June 2008.
A-League career statistics
(Correct as of 21 March 2011)
Club Season League Finals Asia Total Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Perth Glory 2009–10 22 6 6 1 0 0 - - - 23 6 6 2010–11 23 5 4 - - - - - - 23 5 4 Total 45 11 10 1 0 0 - - - 46 11 10
National team statistics
Australia national team Year Apps Goals 2000 1 0 2001 2 0 2002 0 0 2003 2 0 2004 10 3 2005 4 0 2006 9 1 2007 5 1 2008 6 2 2009 2 1 2010 2 0 Total 43 8
- NSL Minor Premiership:
- Winner (1): 1999
- Swiss Super League:
- Swiss Cup:
- Winner (1): 2007
- UEFA Cup:
- Quarter-finals (1): 2006
- League Cup:
- Semi-finals (1): 2009
Perth Glory FC
- Club Golden Boot Award: 2010
- Confederations Cup:
- Third place (1): 2001
- Oceania Nations Cup:
- Winner (1): 2004
- ^ "Derby complete Sterjovski signing". BBC Sport. 24 January 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/7180692.stm. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- ^ "Sterjovski delighted to be a Ram". BBC Sport. 5 February 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/7226631.stm. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- ^ "Blackpool 3–2 Derby". BBC. 21 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7671641.stm. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- ^ "Mile relishing fresh chance with the Rams". Derby Evening Telegraph. http://therams.co.uk/stories/derby-county-mile-relishing-fresh-chance-with-the-rams.
- ^ "Derby County: Aussie clubs could move to take Mile back home". This is Derbyshire. http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/sport/Aussie-clubs-Mile-home/article-976567-detail/article.html.
- ^ "Sterjovski seals Perth Glory move". BBC Sport. 11 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/8095012.stm. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/player.php?id=475
- Mile Sterjovski Interview
- OzFootball profile
- Derby County profile
- FFA – Socceroo profile
- Perth Glory profile
- Mile Sterjovski career stats at Soccerbase
Awards Preceded by
NSL U21 Player of the Year
NSL Golden Boot
Perth Glory FC – current squad
- NSL Minor Premiership:
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