Mile Jedinak


Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak
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Personal information
Full name Michael John Jedinak
Date of birth 3 August 1984 (1984-08-03) (age 27)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Crystal Palace
Number 15
Youth career
0000 Sydney United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sydney United 28 (3)
2003–2004 Varteks 0 (0)
2004–2006 Sydney United 54 (9)
2006–2009 Central Coast Mariners 45 (8)
2009–2011 Gençlerbirliği 38 (4)
2009–2010 Antalyaspor (loan) 28 (5)
2011– Crystal Palace 14 (0)
National team
2003 Australia U-20 9 (0)
2008– Australia 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 20 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:07, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Michael John "Mile" Jedinak (born 3 August 1984) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player. He is currently contracted to Crystal Palace of the English Championship. He regularly plays for the Australia national team, having earned over twenty-five caps for his country.

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Club career

Jedinak began playing when he was chosen to be part of the PDSSSC - a competition between Catholic schools within the Parramatta Diocesan - where he played for St Agnes Catholic High, the same school fellow compatriot Zeljko Kalac attended. His career at Sydney United, and spent some time in the early years of his career at Croatian club NK Varaždin.[1] He was part of the Sydney United side that won the NSW Premier League title for 2006, playing a role in midfield that earned him a trial with the Mariners.

Jedinak was first added to the Mariners' squad in the week leading up to their 2006 Pre-Season Cup play-off against Newcastle Jets, and subsequently was called into the squad for the last ten games of the 2006–07 where he made eight appearances.

Jedinak achieved success at the Central Coast Mariners, helping them to a Premiers' Plate in the 2007-08 season of the Hyundai A-League and scoring some spectacular goals along the way including a 25 metre free-kick in the 5-4 loss in Round 15 to Sydney FC. He was the club's second highest goalscorer in the 2008-09 season, with 6 goals.

On 25 December 2008, Jedinak signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Turkish club Gençlerbirliği that was effective of January 2009. [2] On 24 January 2009, he made his competitive debut for Gençlerbirliği in their 3–1 victory over Kayserispor, playing the full match. Jedinak's first goal for Gençlerbirliği was scored in a 1–0 win over Fenerbahce.

With one year remaining on his contract at Gençlerbirliği, Jedinak announced he was leaving the club in June 2011, with the hopes of finding a new club in a different country.[3] A month later he signed for Crystal Palace in England.[4]

International career

Jedinak made his international debut in a friendly against Singapore in early 2008 and was an integral squad member of Pim Verbeek's Socceroos in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup. He also played at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates, making appearances against the Czech Republic, Canada and the host nation.

Jedinak was included in Australia's 23 man squad for the 2010 World Cup and made his first appearance in Australia's opening match against Germany on 13 June. This however, would be Jedinak's only involvement in the competition.

Jedinak scored a header goal against Korea Republic at 2011 AFC Asian Cup. This goal was the Jedinak's first international goal.[5] Jedinak continued to score his second international goal in the following match of the tournament against Bahrain.[6]

International goals

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 January 2011 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha, Qatar  South Korea 1–1 Draw 2011 AFC Asian Cup
2. 18 January 2011 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Bahrain 1–0 Win 2011 AFC Asian Cup
3. 11 October 2011 ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Oman 3–0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

Career stats

Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney United 2000–01 NSL 3 0 3 0
2001–02 7 1 7 1
2002–03 18 2 18 2
Varteks 2003–04 Prva HNL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Sydney United 2004–05 NSWPL 24 3 17 2
2005–06 30 6 42 1
Sydney total 82 12 0 0 0 0 82 12
Central Coast Mariners 2006–07 A-League 8 0 8 0
2007–08 22 2 4 0 22 2
2008–09 15 6 4 2 - 15 6
Central Coast total 45 8 8 2 0 0 49 10
Gençlerbirliği 2008–09 Süper Lig 15 1 0 0 15 1
2009–10 2 0 0 0 2 0
Antalyaspor 2009–10 28 5 8 2 36 7
Gençlerbirliği 2010–11 21 3 3 1 24 4
Gençlerbirliği total 38 4 3 1 0 0 41 5
Crystal Palace 2011–12 Championship 14 0 1 0 15 0
Career total 207 29 20 5 1 0 228 34

Honours

With Sydney United:

  • Australia NSW State League Grand Final: 2006

With Central Coast Mariners:

Personal Honours:

  • Central Coast Mariners Mariners Medal: 2007–2008
  • Central Coast Mariners Members Player of the Year 2007–2008

With AustraliaAustralia:

  • 2011 Asian Cup Runner Up

References

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Danny Vukovic
Central Coast Mariners Mariners Medal
2007-08
Succeeded by
Matt Simon

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