Michael Petkovic
Personal information
Full name Michael Petkovic
Date of birth (1976-07-16) 16 July 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Fremantle, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 South Melbourne 105 (0)
1999–2000 RC Strasbourg 0 (0)
2000–2002 South Melbourne 56 (0)
2001Lillestrøm (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2005 Trabzonspor 87 (0)
2005–2010 Sivasspor 129 (1)
2010–2011 Melbourne Victory 31 (0)
Total 408 (1)
National team
2001–2008 Australia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Petkovic (born 16 July 1976) is an Australian former goalkeeper.

Club career

Petkovic at Sivasspor in 2006
Petkovic at Sivasspor in 2006

Petkovic is of Croatian origin and is the brother of former Perth Glory goalkeeper Jason Petkovic.

Petkovic started off his career with South Melbourne and played for them from 1995-1999 playing over 100 games. In 1999, he moved to French side RC Strasbourg but didn't play a single league game and in 2000 he moved back to his old team South Melbourne. During his 2nd stint with the club he moved on loan to Lillestrøm SK, a Norwegian club. In 2002, he moved to Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor and played 87 games for the club but left the club in 2005. He moved to Sivasspor and played 129 league games there and even managed to score a goal with the club. In 2010, he left the club to join A League side Melbourne Victory. He played over 25 games in his first a league season and looked to stay their for the next campaign. He looked to be 2nd choice goalkeeper for the next campaign as Perth Glory goalkeeper Tando Velaphi joined the Melbourne Victory. He announced his retirement from football shortly after the end of Melbourne Victory's Asian Champions League campaign.[1]

International career

Petkovic's most notable appearance for his national side was when he kept goal in his team's world record breaking 31–0 win over American Samoa. He has had a total of six caps for Australia.

Career statistics

International

[2]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 3 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 1 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
2008 1 0
Total 6 0

References

  1. ^ "Angulo Axed, Petko Retires". FourFourTwo Australia. 27 May 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ Michael Petkovic at National-Football-Teams.com