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Matthew Spiranovic

Date Of Birth: 06/28/1988
Nation: Australia
Birthplace: Geelong, Australia
Squad Number: 13
Position: Central Defender
Secondary Positions: Defensive Midfield

Joined Wanderers: 10/02/2013
Contract Details: 1 Year initial contract. Signed 2 year extension as Australian Marquee on 17/5/2014.
Contract Finish: 2015/16
Previous Club: Al-Arabi
Wanderers Debut: 8th November 2013 vs Melbourne Heart

Wanderers A-League Appearances: 31
Wanderers A-League Goals: 1

Wanderers ACL Appearances: 12
Wanderers ACL Goals: 0

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

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

Wanderers Total Appearances: 44
Wanderers Total Goals: 1

Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2013/14: 23 (1), 2014/15: 21 (0)

International Team: Australia
International Caps: 26
International Goals: 0

Club Exit Date: 01/01/1970

Individual Awards: PFA Team Of The Year (2013/14), WestSydneyFootball.com Player of the Year (2013/14)

Team Honours: Asian Champions League Winner (2014), Asian Cup Winner (2015 for Australia).

Highlight: Scored his first ever goal for the Wanderers against Brisbane Roar in the A-League Grand Final 2013/14 on 4/5/2014.
Highlight: Spiranovic was named in Australia's 23 man World Cup 2014 squad as a result of his work in the A-League & AFC Champions League. He played in several leadup games as well as all three Group Stage matches.
Highlight: Played an integral part of the Australian national team campaign to win the Asian Cup in 2015.

Description: Spiranovic moved back to Australia to revitalise his career, turning in a superb 2013/14 season as arguably the best central defender in the league. His second season was curtailed by international commitments and injuries, his disjointed schedule not helping his side. After a stellar Asian Cup performance, he was the subject of a 7 figure transfer offer from China, which saw him leave the Wanderers 17 July 2015.

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Holy crap and a half, I still can't believe it. What an addition. Congrats and thanks to all the movers and shakers at WSW.

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Great signing. Welcome brother

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Born same day as me... Legend  :xnod: 

On a serious note... Welcome  :xbop:

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Could have signed him as Australian marquee anyway. Maybe that's what we've done. He's a socceroo after all.

 

I think he might be played at left back. D'Apuzzo was solid in year 1, but clearly Spira is a better defender. D'Apuzzo was given a very limited role, like an 'anchor' fullback (while Polenz on the right stormed down the right), so Spira can probably handle that role easy.

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according to wiki he played one game for Melb Victory before leaving for Germany? 

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according to wiki he played one game for Melb Victory before leaving for Germany? 

 

Yeah, I think he was 16 at the time and Merrick said he was too good for the A-League.

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Welcome Spira! Has anyone heard anything regarding how long this contract will be for? More than one season would be great.

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inb4wandererssalarycapscandal

 

 

ESFC will claim that they done salary cap scandals first

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according to wiki he played one game for Melb Victory before leaving for Germany? 

 

Apparently that was a friendly before A-League had started, so never technically played an A-League game

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Signing of the off-season. He will be an absolute gun with the help he will have around him. Most defenders dream of going INTO a rock solid setup because most of the time the only time defenders get a decent pay day it's to "bolster" someone elses faulting setup.

 

Looking forward to plenty of cleen sheets. the best dead ball defending side in A-League history just got better.

 

Got some serious height in this team now adding Matty with Juric, Hyphen. Opposition defences should be worried of corners.

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This has to be up there as best signing of the season along with Troisi for the Victory. Our defensive stocks are now even better!

Welcome to the Wanderers!

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Welcome Spira! Has anyone heard anything regarding how long this contract will be for? More than one season would be great.

It's only 1 year. He's already stated that he wants to use it to get back in the national team and potentially back to Europe.

 

A guy of his quality won't hang around if he is performing well. It would've been great to see a longer deal if for nothing else than the potential transfer fee.

 

But he has to perform to his potential first...

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Do us proud.

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Did well apart from that 1 backpass/pass to NTS. Has a good engine and put in some great effort in covering ground.

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I thought Spiranovic had a good game. I was surprised in that I thought they would more likely go with Spira and Beauchamp. At least we know all 3 are quality players and can get called up and do the job well. We are going to need all 3 especially when we are heading to the ACL next year.

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Spira sound display. Very composed on the ball. Strong in the air. Got a sniff will make him work harder.

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Loved the tucked shirt tonight!

Overall good performance. Only worry was the backpass, but it was probably just nerves or something.

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Anyone else notice Popa's sly dig at Heartless in the post-match interview? Something along the lines of "we targetted this match for Matt's return... He hasn't played in 7 months so we had to ease him in."

 

I heard, "this 3 points was a given, we could have started Trifiro in goals and Tyson as our only field player and still won."

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Spira was one of if not our best tonight.

Spira in next week.

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http://m.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/sydney-fc-is-hunting-wanderers-centreback-matthew-spiranovic-as-its-australian-marquee-player/story-e6frf4gl-1226788392585?from=public_rss&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

 

Farina wants spira as Australian marquee next year, though he seems like he is interested in playing under popa. Interesting one, don't know who this one comes from, probably someone close to him.

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Fist Hersi, now Spira...

 

Hey what you do in your own time is your business...

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Fist Hersi, now Spira...

 

 

Hey what you do in your own time is your business...

But it does explain the rather large and expressive eyes that Youssouf has...

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