Michael Zullo

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Michael Zullo
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Anthony Zullo
Date of birth(1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 24)
Place of birthBrisbane, Australia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionLeft Winger, Left Back
Club information
Current clubFC Utrecht
Number5
Youth career
Brisbane City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2007Brisbane Strikers45(11)
2007–2010Brisbane Roar53(2)
2010–FC Utrecht21(0)
National team
2008Australia U-236(1)
2009–Australia9(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:09, 5 December 2011 (AEST).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
 
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Michael Zullo
Michael Zullo.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMichael Anthony Zullo
Date of birth(1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 24)
Place of birthBrisbane, Australia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionLeft Winger, Left Back
Club information
Current clubFC Utrecht
Number5
Youth career
Brisbane City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2007Brisbane Strikers45(11)
2007–2010Brisbane Roar53(2)
2010–FC Utrecht21(0)
National team
2008Australia U-236(1)
2009–Australia9(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:09, 5 December 2011 (AEST).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Michael Zullo (born 11 September 1988) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.[1]

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Club career

After being signed by the former Brisbane Roar coach Frank Farina on a two year contract, Zullo played five of the six opening games of the season, coming on as a substitute. On his first eleven debut against Wellington Phoenix, his sixth appearance for Queensland, he scored in the opening minutes of the game and set up a first half added-time goal for fellow youngster and close friend Robbie Kruse.[2] He previously played in the Brisbane Premier League for the Brisbane Strikers During a match against Sydney FC, Zullo limped off the field with a torn thigh muscle which ruled him out for 6 weeks.[3]

At the end of the 2008-09 season, Zullo received offers from Dutch Eredivisie clubs FC Groningen and NEC Nijmegen but declined both offers and cited his preference to stay in the A-League for another season.[4]

On 2 April 2010, along with fellow Roar players, Thomas Oar and Adam Sarota, Zullo joined Dutch side Utrecht on a three-year deal, in a collective transfer deal rumoured to be worth in excess of AU$1.8 Million.[5][6] He made his debut for Utrecht in a 1-1 draw with NEC Nijmegen on 28 February 2011, coming off the bench on the 81st minute.

International career

Due to outstanding form since making his debut for Brisbane Roar, Zullo was called-up for the first time for the Australia national under-23 football team before their qualifier against Iraq, in which they won 2-0.

He was also a train-on player with the national U-17 squad, the Joeys, at 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.

On 28 January 2009, Zullo made his full international debut, coming on as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Indonesia in the group stage of qualifying for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[7]

Personal life

Zullo has a younger brother, Julian, who appeared in Season 3 of football talent show Football Superstar on Australian television channel Fox8. Zullo also attended Villanova College Coorparoo where he played for the 1st XI football team.

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of 15 August 2011

ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueCupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssistsAppsGoalsAssists
Brisbane Roar2007-08A-League17122000001912
2008-09A-League23152100002525
2009-10A-League13010000001301
Brisbane Roar total53274100005737
FC Utrecht2010-11Eredivisie600000000600
2011-12Eredivisie12011000001301
Utrecht total18011000001901
Career total71285100007638

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