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Dimitri 'Dimi' Petratos (born 10 November 1992) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as an attacking midfielder for A-League club Newcastle Jets and the Australian national team.

Dimitri Petratos
Dimitri Petratos.jpg
Petratos playing for Sydney FC Youth in 2009
Personal information
Full name Dimitrios Petratos[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger[2] / Forward[3]
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 7
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)
2010 Sydney Olympic (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Kelantan 12 (10)
2013–2017 Brisbane Roar 94 (15)
2017 Ulsan Hyundai 4 (0)
2017– Newcastle Jets 27 (10)
National team
2008 Australia U-17 1 (1)
2009–2011 Australia U-20 9 (2)
2011 Australia U-23 2 (0)
2018– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2018

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Personal lifeEdit

Petratos is of Greek ancestry, and comes from a footballing family. His father Angelo played as a defender for Sydney Olympic FC,[4] His younger brother Kosta is his teammate at the Jets, His younger sister Panagiota currently plays for the Newcastle W-League team, His younger brother Makis is currently playing for the Newcastle Jets FC Reserves and his youngest sister Anastasia is currently playing Under 11s at Sydney Olympic FC.[5][6][7]

Club careerEdit

Sydney FCEdit

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.[8] 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.[9]

Sydney FC secured him to a new two-year professional contract on 13 January 2011, replacing his youth league contract.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12][13]

KelantanEdit

On 7 December 2012, Petratos made a goalscoring debut for Malaysian side Kelantan in a pre-season friendly against Perlis which ended 5–0.[14] 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[15] He then scored another 2 goals against Penang FA on 24 December to take his tally to 6 goals in 5 friendly games.[16]

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.[17]

Brisbane RoarEdit

In June 2013, Petratos was signed by the Roar on a one-year deal, along with former Melbourne Victory defensive midfielder Diogo Ferreira.[18][19][20]

On 26 December 2013, Petratos scored his first career hattrick against his former club Sydney FC. On the 17th of July Petratos scored the opening goal against EPL 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 HyundaiEdit

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.[21] 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.[22]

Newcastle JetsEdit

On 13 June 2017, following his release from Ulsan Hyundai, Petratos signed a two-year deal with Newcastle Jets.[23]

International careerEdit

After Rumors all Season about an International Debut Petratos was selected in the Australia Squad for the upcoming friendlies before the World Cup. Petratos started on the Left Wing in his International Debut against Norway on 24 March 2018, Petratos played 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 Columbia on 28 March and was a unused Substitute as Australia drew 0-0 with Columbia.

In May 2018 he was named in Australia’s preliminary 26 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 10 February 2018
Club Season League1 Cup Continetal Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney FC 2010–11 16 3 4 0 20 3
2011–12 13 2 13 2
2012–13 1 0 1 0
Total 30 5 0 0 4 0 34 5
Kelantan 2013 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 4
Total 0 0 0 0 7 4 7 4
Brisbane Roar 2013–14 27 5 27 5
2014–15 24 1 2 0 4 0 15 0
2015–16 29 7 1 0 30 7
2016–17 14 2 1 0 0 0 15 2
Total 94 15 4 0 4 0 102 15
Ulsan Hyundai 2017 4 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
Total 4 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
Newcastle Jets 2017–18 22 9 1 0 23 9
Total 18 7 1 0 0 0 19 7
Career total 146 27 5 0 20 4 171 31

1 – includes A-League final series statistics

InternationalEdit

As of 27 March 2018
Year Apps Goals
2018 1 0
Total 1 0

HonoursEdit

With Australia:

With Brisbane Roar:

Individual:


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All you need to know: ACL Matchday 2". Brisbane Roar FC. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hingert backs Roar to strike again in Asia". Brisbane Roar FC. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "All you need to know: ACL Matchday 2". Brisbane Roar FC. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Stannard, Damien. "Despite a flourishing career, Dimi Petratos tips playing with his dad and his best football moment". Courier Mail. News Corp. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Cordy, Neil. "Dimitri Petratos one of four footballing siblings on the books at Newcastle Jets". Daily Telegraph. News Corp. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Howcroft, Jonathan. "Success of Dimitri Petratos a case study for future success of A-League". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  7. ^ Gardiner, James. "A-League: Petratos siblings hop on board at Newcastle Jets". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Sydney FC score controversial second win, 7 November 2010. Daily Telegraph
  9. ^ The World Game. "Sydney finals dream still alive". Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "FC make smart move on Dimitri Petratos deal". The Daily Telegraph. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Perez helps Mariners to second". A-League. 23 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/sydney-fc-dump-football-director-gary-cole-as-club-makes-some-structural-changes/story-e6frf4gl-1226528910591
  13. ^ Sydney Morning Herald. "Dimitri Petratos a rising star in A-League with Brisbane Roar". Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  15. ^ http://ambangcrystal.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/aceh-governor-cup-2012-kelantan-back
  16. ^ http://www.theredwarriors.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1435:friendly-pulau-pinang-0-4-kelantan&catid=903:berita-kafa&Itemid=100068
  17. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/dimitri-petratos/163901/
  18. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/2013/6/27/4469952/brisbane-roar-signings
  19. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1157522/Roar-adds-duo
  20. ^ http://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/1602116/signing-adds-to-sydney-brisbane-rivalry/?cs=12
  21. ^ "Petratos brothers to join Newcastle Jets at the end of the season". ESPN FC. 6 February 2017. 
  22. ^ Monteverde, Marco (6 February 2017). "Roar midfielder Dimitri Petratos moves to South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai". The Courier-Mail. 
  23. ^ "Petraros signs two-year deal with Newcastle Jets". The World Game. SBS. 13 June 2017. 
  24. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb

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