David Tarka
Personal information
Full name David Neil Tarka
Date of birth (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 39)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre Back
Youth career
Spearwood Dalmatinac
Fremantle United
2000–2001 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Perth Glory 45 (1)
2003–2005 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2005–2009 Perth Glory 33 (1)
2010–2016 Cockburn City
National team
2003 Australia U-20
2004 Australia U-23
2004 Australia 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 December 2007
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 December 2007

David Tarka (born 11 February 1983 in Perth, Western Australia) is a retired Australian association footballer, who played two games for the national team.

Club career

Tarka was an Australian youth international and was an Australian schoolboy international in 1999. Tarka helped the Australia under 20 team qualify for the 2003 World Youth Championships in the UAE and played in the Australia under 23 team's 2004 Olympic Games Qualifiers. Tarka turned down a chance for a trial at West Ham in April 2003, instead staying in Australia to help Perth Glory win the NSL championship. In the middle of 2003 Tarka moved to Nottingham Forest in England for a fee of £100,000.

International career

Tarka earned two full international caps against Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in 2004.

A-League career statistics

(Correct as of 2 February 2009)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Perth Glory 2005–06 3 0 0 - - - - - - 3 0 0
2006–07 20 1 0 - - - - - - 20 1 0
2007–08 1 0 0 - - - - - - 1 0 0
2008–09 9 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
Total 33 1 0 - - - - - - 33 1 0

Honours

With Australia:

With Perth Glory:

Personal honours: