Mile Jedinak

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Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak Antalyaspor.JPG
Jedinak with Antalyaspor in 2009
Personal information
Full nameMichael John Jedinak[1]
Date of birth(1984-08-03) 3 August 1984 (age 29)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number15
Youth career
000Sydney United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2006Sydney United82(12)
2003–2004Varaždin (loan)0(0)
2005South Coast United (loan)18(7)
2006–2009Central Coast Mariners45(8)
2009–2011Gençlerbirliği38(4)
2009–2010Antalyaspor (loan)28(5)
2011–Crystal Palace110(5)
National team
2003Australia U-209(0)
2008–Australia47(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2014
 
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Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak Antalyaspor.JPG
Jedinak with Antalyaspor in 2009
Personal information
Full nameMichael John Jedinak[1]
Date of birth(1984-08-03) 3 August 1984 (age 29)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number15
Youth career
000Sydney United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2006Sydney United82(12)
2003–2004Varaždin (loan)0(0)
2005South Coast United (loan)18(7)
2006–2009Central Coast Mariners45(8)
2009–2011Gençlerbirliği38(4)
2009–2010Antalyaspor (loan)28(5)
2011–Crystal Palace110(5)
National team
2003Australia U-209(0)
2008–Australia47(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2014

Mile Jedinak (born Michael John Jedinak, 3 August 1984) is an Australian football (soccer) player who currently plays for, and captains, Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Australian national team,[2] having earned over 40 caps for his country. Jedinak is a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Jedinak playing for the Central Coast Mariners in 2008.
Jedinak playing for Crystal Palace in 2014.

Jedinak began playing when he was chosen to be part of the PDSSSC – a competition between Catholic schools within the Parramatta Diocesan – where he played for St Agnes Catholic High, the same school compatriot Željko Kalac attended.[citation needed] He began his career at Sydney United, and spent some time in the early years of his career at Croatian club Varaždin, making one competitive appearance for the Croatian side in a 2003–04 UEFA Cup qualifier against Levadia Maardu.[3][4] He was part of the Sydney United side that won the NSW Premier League title for 2006, playing a role in midfield that earned him a trial with the Mariners.

Jedinak was first added to the Mariners' squad in the week leading up to their 2006 Pre-Season Cup play-off against Newcastle Jets, and subsequently was called into the squad for the last ten games of the 2006–07 where he made eight appearances.

Jedinak achieved success at the Central Coast Mariners, helping them to a Premiers' Plate in the 2007–08 season of the Hyundai A-League and scoring some spectacular goals along the way including a 25-metre free-kick in the 5–4 loss in Round 15 to Sydney FC. He was the club's second highest goalscorer in the 2008–09 season, with 6 goals.

On 25 December 2008, Jedinak signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Turkish club Gençlerbirliği that was effective of January 2009. [5] On 24 January 2009, he made his competitive debut for Gençlerbirliği in their 3–1 victory over Kayserispor, playing the full match. Jedinak's first goal for Gençlerbirliği was scored in a 1–0 win over Fenerbahce.[6]

With one year remaining on his contract at Gençlerbirliği, Jedinak announced he was leaving the club in June 2011, with the hopes of finding a new club in a different country.[7] A month later he signed for Crystal Palace in England.[8] Jedinak became a fans' favourite at Selhurst Park during the 2012–2013 season. In light of regular club captain Paddy McCarthy's injury spell this season, Jedinak was handed the captain's armband first by Dougie Freedman and later Ian Holloway. Jedinak scored an 89th minute winner on the final day of the 2012–13 season in a 3–2 win against Peterborough United at Selhurst Park to secure a playoff place for Palace. Jedinak then captained Palace to win the playoffs in 2012–13 to gain promotion to the Barclays Premier League. Jedinak was voted Crystal Palace's player of the season 2012–13. On 3 December 2013, Jedinak signed a new three-and-a-half year contract which will run out in summer 2017. He scored his first Premier League goal from a penalty kick against West Ham United in April 2014, however choosing not to celebrate the goal to pay respect for compatriot Dylan Tombides, who was being honoured that match following his death.[9] Jedinak came close to playing every single minute of Crystal Palace's 2013-14 Premier League season (a rarity for an outfield player, even captains), but injured himself in the second half of the 2-2 draw with Fulham, and so he was replaced by Kagisho Dikgacoi with just over 30 minutes left to play.

International career[edit]

Jedinak representing Australia against Paraguay at the Sydney Football Stadium in October 2010.

Jedinak played at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, making appearances against the Czech Republic, Canada and the host nation.

Jedinak made his full international debut in a friendly against Singapore in early 2008 and was an integral squad member of Pim Verbeek's "Socceroos" in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Jedinak was included in Australia's 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup and made his first appearance in Australia's opening match against Germany on 13 June. This, however, would be Jedinak's only involvement in the competition.

Jedinak scored his first international goal against South Korea at 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[10] Jedinak went on to score his second international goal in the following match of the tournament against Bahrain.[11]

In the absence of incumbent captain, Lucas Neill, Jedinak was handed the captaincy for Australia's 3–4 friendly loss to Ecuador.[12]

On 21 May 2014, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou appointed Jedinak as captain of the Australian national team to compete in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,[13] despite suffering an injury when playing in Crystal Palace's final match of the Premier League season.[14]

On 18 June, Jedinak scored from the penalty spot in Australia's 3–2 group stage defeat to the Netherlands in Porto Alegre.[15]

International goals[edit]

No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
115 January 2011Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha, Qatar South Korea1–11–12011 AFC Asian Cup
218 January 2011Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar Bahrain1–01–02011 AFC Asian Cup
311 October 2011ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia Oman3–03–02014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
45 March 2014The Den, London, England Ecuador2–03–4Friendly
518 June 2014Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil Netherlands2–12–32014 FIFA World Cup

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(correct as of 11 May 2014)
ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueCup[16]EuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Sydney United2000–01NSL3030
2001–027171
2002–03182182
Varteks2003–04Prva HNL00001010
Sydney United2004–05NSWPL243243
2005–06306306
Sydney total821200008212
Central Coast Mariners2006–07A-League8080
2007–0822240222
2008–0915642156
Central Coast total45882004910
Gençlerbirliği2008–09Süper Lig15100151
2009–10200020
Antalyaspor2009–1028582367
Gençlerbirliği2010–1121331244
Gençlerbirliği total3843100415
Crystal Palace2011–12Championship31140351
2012–1344[a]320463
2013–14Premier League38100381
Crystal Palace total113560001195
Career total307342551032839
  1. ^ Includes 3 appearances in Football League play-offs

International[edit]

Australia national team
YearAppsGoals
200830
200950
201090
2011153
201250
201350
201452
Total475

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sydney United
Central Coast Mariners
Crystal Palace

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Jedinak is married to Natalie and they have a son. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sharwood, Anthony (21 May 2014). "In June, Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak will be Australia’s most important man. Here’s some stuff you should know about him". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Paraskevas, Chris (21 March 2010). "Lessons Learned in Croatia". Goal.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "2003/04 UEFA Cup: Varaždin-Lev. Maardu". UEFA.com. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jedinak confirms Turkey move". The World Game (SBS). 25 December 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jedinak scores first goal for new club". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 February 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Club search for Jedinak". The World Game. SBS. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Australian International Jedinak Joins Palace". Crystal Palace F.C. 11 July 11. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak secures win amid boos from West Ham fans". The Guardian. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Australia 1 – 1 South Korea". ESPN Soccernet. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Australia 1 – 0 Bahrain". ESPN Soccernet. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jedinak named Socceroos captain | The World Game". Theworldgame.sbs.com.au. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mile Jedinak named Socceroos' World Cup skipper". Goal.com. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Davutovic, David (21 May 2014). "Mile Jedinak gets the captain’s armband to lead the Socceroos at the World Cup in Brazil". Herald Sun. News Ltd. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (18 June 2014). "Australia 2-3 Netherlands". BBC. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Includes FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield

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