Dimitrios Petratos (born 10 November 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Indian Super League club Mohun Bagan.

Dimitri Petratos
Dimitri Petratos playing for Mohun Bagan against FC Goa in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, ISL 23/24
Personal information
Full name Dimitrios Petratos
Date of birth (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Mohun Bagan
Number 9
Youth career
Penrith Nepean United
2009 Sydney Olympic
2009–2010 Sydney FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Penrith Nepean United 17 (1)
2010–2012 Sydney FC 30 (5)
2010Sydney Olympic (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Kelantan 0 (0)
2013–2017 Brisbane Roar 94 (15)
2017 Ulsan Hyundai 4 (0)
2017–2020 Newcastle Jets 79 (22)
2020–2022 Al-Wehda 28 (9)
2021–2022Western Sydney (loan) 23 (3)
2022– Mohun Bagan 46 (22)
International career
2008 Australia U17 1 (1)
2009–2011 Australia U20 9 (2)
2011 Australia U23 2 (0)
2018–2019 Australia 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 03:07, 5 May 2024 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14:30, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Petratos has played for four different A-League clubs, winning one championship with Brisbane Roar. The majority of Petratos's career has been in the A-League. However, he has played in Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, before moving to India.

Club career

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Sydney FC

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Petratos made his debut as a substitute for Sydney FC in their Round 13, 1–0 victory over Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium during the 2010–11 season. He played continually since his debut off the bench and was in the starting 11 in some games.[2] He scored his first senior A-League goal against Gold Coast United on 8 January 2011 which set Sydney on their way to a 2–0 victory.[3]

Sydney FC secured him to a new two-year professional contract on 13 January 2011, replacing his youth league contract.[4] Petratos secured his position as one of the brightest up and coming talents for Sydney, when he scored a brace against rivals Central Coast Mariners in a 2–2 draw at Bluetounge Stadium.[5] Following a reported bust-up with Zeljko Kalac, Petratos requested for and was granted a release from Sydney FC, allowing him to pursue a move to Malaysian Super League Champions Kelantan.[6][7]

Kelantan

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On 7 December 2012, Petratos made a goalscoring debut for Malaysian side Kelantan in a pre-season friendly against Perlis which ended 5–0.[8] Petratos immediately had a very strong connection and passion with the fans and supporters and in the month of December 2012 continued his goal scoring form, scoring 4 goals in 4 games[9] He then scored another 2 goals against Penang FA on 24 December to take his tally to 6 goals in 5 friendly games.[10]

Foreign player restrictions in the Malaysian Super League meant Petratos played exclusively in the 2013 AFC Cup, where Kelantan were drawn in Group G along with Maziya S&RC, Ayeyawady United and SHB Đà Nẵng. He featured in all 7 matches for Kelantan in the competition, scoring 4 goals as they were knocked out by Kitchee SC at the quarter-final stage.[11]

Brisbane Roar

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In June 2013, Petratos was signed by the Roar on a one-year deal, along with former Melbourne Victory defensive midfielder Diogo Ferreira.[12][13][14]

On 26 December 2013, Petratos scored his first career hattrick against his former club Sydney FC. On 17 July, Petratos scored the opening goal against Premier League giants Liverpool.

After a poor 2014–15 season, Petratos immediately made amends with a stellar 2015–16 'breakout' season. Petratos capped off a classic comeback victory for the Roar in Round 22 against the Western Sydney Wanderers, contributing a goal and an assist to Roar's 3–2 win. Petratos backed up his best career form with a goal of the season contender against Melbourne City, scoring on the half-volley from 35-metres out. He managed to feature in all of Brisbane's 29 games, finishing with a goal tally of 7 and an equally impressive 5 assists.

Ulsan Hyundai

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On 24 January 2017, Petratos was signed, along with his brother Kosta by Newcastle Jets on a 3-year contract, starting in the 2017–18 season.[15] However, less than two weeks later, he accepted an offer to join Korean club Ulsan Hyundai on a 3-year deal for a sum of $300,000, which would be split evenly between Newcastle and Brisbane.[16]

Newcastle Jets

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On 13 June 2017, following his release from Ulsan Hyundai, Petratos signed a two-year deal with Newcastle Jets.[17]

Mohun Bagan SG

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On 18 July 2022, Petratos joined Indian Super League club Mohun Bagan SG. On October 10, he made his debut against Chennaiyin FC, during which he provided the assist for Manvir Singh's opening goal. He quickly proved his worth to the team by scoring a hat-trick against Kerala Blasters in only his second game. As the season progressed, he emerged as a key player for his team, leading them to finish third in the points table and eventually guiding them to the Indian Super League playoffs final. In the final against Bengaluru FC, Petratos demonstrated his skill and composure by scoring both the goals for his team, which included two penalties, as the game ended in a 2–2 draw after extra time. He also scored his penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which ultimately led his team to win the ISL trophy. Petratos finished the season with an impressive twelve goals and seven assists in 23 matches, cementing his status as a valuable member of the team.

Dimitri Petratos scored two goals against Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League final and helped Mohun Bagan SG lift their maiden title.[18]

International career

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After rumours all season about an international call up Petratos was selected in the Australia squad for the friendlies before the World Cup. Petratos started on the left wing in his international debut against Norway on 24 March 2018, playing 74 minutes before coming off for Robbie Kruse. Petratos made little impact as Australia lost 4–1 to Norway. Petratos started Australia's 2nd friendly on the bench against Colombia on 28 March and was an unused substitute as Australia drew 0–0 with Colombia.

In May 2018, he was named in Australia's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[19]

Personal life

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Petratos is of Greek ancestry, and comes from a footballing family. His father Angelo played as a defender for Sydney Olympic FC,[20] his younger brother Kosta was his teammate at the Jets, his younger sister Panayiota previously played for the Newcastle W-League team in 2021, his younger brother Maki played for the Newcastle Jets and his youngest sister Anastasia is currently playing at Sydney Olympic FC.[21][22][23]

Career statistics

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Club

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As of matches played 6 April 2024[24]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Penrith Nepean United 2009 NSW Premier League 17 1 0 0 17 1
Sydney 2010–11 A-League 16 3 0 0 4[a] 0 20 3
2011–12 A-League 13 2 0 0 13 2
2012–13 A-League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 30 5 0 0 4 0 34 5
Sydney Olympic
(loan)
2010 NSW Premier League 14 1 0 0 14 1
Kelantan 2013 Malaysia Super League 0 0 0 0 7[b] 4 7 4
Brisbane Roar 2013–14 A-League 27 5 0 0 27 5
2014–15 A-League 24 1 0 0 4[a] 0 28 1
2015–16 A-League 29 7 0 0 29 7
2016–17 A-League 14 2 0 0 14 2
Total 94 15 0 0 4 0 98 15
Ulsan Hyundai 2017 K League 1 4 0 0 0 5[a] 0 9 0
Newcastle Jets 2017–18 A-League 27 10 1[c] 0 28 10
2018–19 A-League 26 7 2[c] 0 2[a] 0 30 7
2019–20 A-League 26 5 3[c] 3 29 8
Total 79 22 6 3 2 0 87 25
Al-Wehda 2020–21 Saudi Professional League 28 9 1[d] 0 1[a] 0 30 9
Western Sydney Wanderers
(loan)
2021–22 A-League 23 3 2[c] 0 25 3
Mohun Bagan SG 2022–23 Indian Super League 23 12 3[e] 0 26 12
2023–24 Indian Super League 18 10 7[f] 2 4[b] 3 29 15
Total 41 22 10 2 4 3 55 27
Career total 329 77 19 5 27 7 375 89
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in AFC Cup
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Australia Cup
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in King Cup
  5. ^ Appearance(s) in Super Cup
  6. ^ Four appearances and one goal in Durand Cup, three appearances and one goal in Super Cup

International

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As of matches played till 7 June 2019[25]
National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 2018 2 0
2019 1 0
Total 3 0

Honours

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Brisbane Roar

Mohun Bagan SG

Australia U19

Individual

References

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