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Nikolai Topor-Stanley

Date Of Birth: 03/12/1985
Nation: Australia
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
Squad Number: 4
Position: Central Defender
Secondary Positions:

Joined Wanderers: 07/01/2012
Contract Details: Two year initial contract. Signed 3 year extension on 12/6/2014.
Contract Finish: 2016/17
Previous Club: Newcastle Jets
Wanderers Debut: 6th October 2012 vs Central Coast Mariners

Wanderers A-League Appearances: 104
Wanderers A-League Goals: 3

Wanderers ACL Appearances: 15
Wanderers ACL Goals: 1

Wanderers FFA Cup Appearances: 5
Wanderers FFA Cup Goals: 0

Wanderers Club World Cup Appearances: 1
Wanderers Club World Cup Goals: 0

Wanderers Total Appearances: 125
Wanderers Total Goals: 4

Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 29 (1), 2013/14: 31 (3), 2014/15: 34 (0), 2015/16: 28 (0)

International Team: Australia
International Caps: 4
International Goals: 0

Club Exit Date: 10/13/2016

Individual Awards: PFA Team Of The Year (2012/13), A-League All Star (2012/13), Asian Champions League Dream Team (2013/14).

Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13), Asian Champions League Winner (2014).

Highlight: Scored his first goal for the Wanderers against Wellington Phoenix in Round 16, Season 2012/13 on 13/01/2013.
Highlight: Topor-Stanley was the first Wanderers player to reach 100 competitive matches for the club, after playing in the Wanderers 2-1 win against Newcastle Jets in Round 5 of Season 2015/16.
Highlight: Named the Captain of the Wanderers in Season 2014/15, leading the Wanderers to victory in the Asian Champions League.

Description: A towering strong centre-back who lead the Wanderers to winning the Asian Champions League as captain. He was at the club until the start of Season 2016/17. His last appearance was against Melbourne City in the FFA Cup, being sent off after denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.

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  • 3 months later...

 Topor Stanley has been rock solid and his understanding with Beauchamp is why we have one of the best defencive records in the league.


To the tune of Abba's Super trooper


Topor-Stanley, Super Topor-Stanley

He is 10 feet tall

Hard as a brick wall

He will always win the ball.

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Ha, ha - love it Jaggy.


He's also a very pleasant young man to talk to.  I met his aunt at the pre-season game at Seven Hills (Lilys Stadium) and she was so proud of him.  I agree about how our defenders are all working so well together too.

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  • 2 weeks later...

named captain for the game against mariners, with beauchamp out. Good on him! Didn't even realise he was the vice captain tbh



He was named el capitano against the Jets I believe, in the absence of Beauchamp (who was out with illness).


I think Popa likes the idea of a CB pillar of strength, boss at the back, kind of captain.

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We need to be carefull with Topor Stanley!.


He is a football mercinary and has played at many many clubs and leave s for a better deal.


His management team are tough as show by the fact he was one of only a few to get a two year deal.


Tread carefully.

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An absolute colossus at the back. Just wins every header, it's insane. He has really stepped up this season, one of the form CBs in the league at the moment.

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why do other teams even bother playing long balls in the air against WSW...Every week its the Nikolai Topor-Stanley show, and they never seem to learn that it is pointless.


I think its because we press them so much that they have to go the long ball route - which is exactly what popa wants and NTS just simply wins the ball.

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probably because he's better with his head than his feet! if he tried to kick it it might have gone high over the crossbar! great goal.

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