Steve Horvat
Personal information
Full name Steven Horvat
Date of birth (1971-03-14) 14 March 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Geelong, Australia
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
0000 North Geelong Warriors
1987–1988 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Melbourne Croatia 26 (2)
1989–1991 Sunshine George Cross 22 (1)
1991–1994 North Geelong Warriors 47 (4)
1994–1995 Melbourne Knights 24 (3)
1995–1996 Hajduk Split 15 (1)
1996–1998 Carlton 17 (1)
1998–1999 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
1999–2000 Carlton 7 (0)
2000–2003 Melbourne Knights 47 (3)
National team
1994–2002 Australia 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Steven Horvat (born 14 March 1971) is a retired Australian professional soccer player.

Career

Club career

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Sport, Horvat began his career with Melbourne Croatia. He later played with Sunshine George Cross, North Geelong Warriors, the Melbourne Knights (for whom he won the Joe Marston Medal), Hajduk Split, Crystal Palace (although he didn't make a league appearance[1]) and Carlton. He retired in March 2003 at the age of 32.[2] Horvat made a total of 96 appearances in the National Soccer League.[3]

International career

Horvat was a regular member of the Australian national side, making 32 appearances between 1994 and 2002, and participated in a number of international competitions, including the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Championship, 1996 Summer Olympics, 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2002 OFC Nations Cup. Horvat also played in the game with highest scoreline in an international football match, when Australia beat American Samoa 31–0.

Personal life

Horvat has a daughter, Chantel, who plays basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles.[4]

References

  1. ^ "CRYSTAL PALACE : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
  2. ^ Michael Lynch (3 March 2003). "Final whistle blows for a Socceroo stalwart". The Age. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Australian Players Database". Oz Football. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
  4. ^ Ward, Roy (4 June 2016). "Australian basketball star Chantel Horvat looks to US college career". The Sydney Morning Herald.