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Mateo Poljak


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  • Date Of Birth: 10/09/89
    Nation: Croatia
    Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
    Squad Number: 8
    Position: Defensive Midfield
    Joined Wanderers: 12/08/12
    Contract Details: 1 year initial contract. Signed 1 year extension on 22nd December 2012. Signed 2 year extension on 5 September 2013.
    Contract Finish: 2015/16
    Previous Club: NK Lokomotiva (Zagreb)
    Wanderers Debut: 6th October 2012 vs Central Coast Mariners
    A-League Appearances: 66
    A-League Goals: 3
    ACL Appearances: 6
    ACL Goals: 1
    FFA Cup Appearances: 1
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 2
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 75
    Total Goals: 4
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 25 (1), 2013/14: 22 (1), 2014/15: 28 (2)
    Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13), Asian Champions League Winner (2014).
    Highlight: Scored his first ever goal for Western Sydney against Adelaide United in Round 19, Season 2012/13 on 3/02/2013.
    Description: A young defensive midfielder who has been capped in the Croatian youth setup. Has been deployed by Tony Popovic as an anchor man, shoring up the defensive structure to allow the likes of Ono and Mooy to push forward. The defensive anchor around which the Wanderers premiership winning campaign was founded, Poljak has earned his spot as one of the best defensive midfielder players in the competition and was rewarded by the club with a new contract, only to have that cut short by a season, Poljak moving up north to the Newcastle Jets for 2015/16 onwards.
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According to an, admittedly pretty tripe, piece in the Herald this morning, Poljak's shacked up with an Aussie girl....

 

 

 

 

He may be around for a while.

YESSS! but is she like european aussie? anyway..I adore this girl whoever she is but am also pretty jealous..no homo.

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According to an, admittedly pretty tripe, piece in the Herald this morning, Poljak's shacked up with an Aussie girl....

 

 

 

 

He may be around for a while.

YESSS! but is she like european aussie? anyway..I adore this girl whoever she is but am also pretty jealous..no homo.

She is Croatian Australian, he has already met the parents an family, they have been on a couple of dates thus far.

 

Dino tells me Mateo has not been happier!

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According to an, admittedly pretty tripe, piece in the Herald this morning, Poljak's shacked up with an Aussie girl....

 

 

 

 

He may be around for a while.

YESSS! but is she like european aussie? anyway..I adore this girl whoever she is but am also pretty jealous..no homo.

She is Croatian Australian, he has already met the parents an family, they have been on a couple of dates thus far.

 

Dino tells me Mateo has not been happier!

is it Laura Dundovic hahaha? hopefully she convinces him to stay whoever she is. haha his happiness may also be due to the fact that he met me yesterday ;) 

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If you needed any reason to love this guy and his attitude: 

"The huge success we had last season made me love this club and the fans and I’m really excited for the seasons ahead."

 

“The fans are something completely different to anything I have experienced in my life and I hope I can pay back the joy that I experience from them each game.â€

 

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1166453/Poljak-commits-Wanderers-cause

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Popa is building a nice stable squad.

 

btw, how long does it take to become naturalised. He's only 24.

Future socceroo?

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To play for Australia he has to pass the FIFA laws, which is that the player has to be here for 5 years, which would make him eligible on August 13 2017.

 

I believe he could 'count' as an Australian for the purposes of the A-League whenever he becomes a permanent resident or citizen.

 

The ACL I think is three years, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

 

Looks like it's been confirmed as a 2 year extension. Have updated his details.

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According to an, admittedly pretty tripe, piece in the Herald this morning, Poljak's shacked up with an Aussie girl....

 

 

 

 

He may be around for a while.

YESSS! but is she like european aussie? anyway..I adore this girl whoever she is but am also pretty jealous..no homo.

She is Croatian Australian, he has already met the parents an family, they have been on a couple of dates thus far.

 

Dino tells me Mateo has not been happier!

is it Laura Dundovic hahaha? hopefully she convinces him to stay whoever she is. haha his happiness may also be due to the fact that he met me yesterday ;)

 

 

http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/western-sydney-wanderers-midfielder-mateo-poljak-finds-love-in-katarina-vujica/story-fndo4bst-1226624893524

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According to an, admittedly pretty tripe, piece in the Herald this morning, Poljak's shacked up with an Aussie girl....

 

 

 

 

He may be around for a while.

YESSS! but is she like european aussie? anyway..I adore this girl whoever she is but am also pretty jealous..no homo.

She is Croatian Australian, he has already met the parents an family, they have been on a couple of dates thus far.

 

Dino tells me Mateo has not been happier!

is it Laura Dundovic hahaha? hopefully she convinces him to stay whoever she is. haha his happiness may also be due to the fact that he met me yesterday ;)

 

 

http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/western-sydney-wanderers-midfielder-mateo-poljak-finds-love-in-katarina-vujica/story-fndo4bst-1226624893524

 

 

N'aaawwwwwzzz!!!

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Really happy he's staying on for a while yet. A quiet achiever and the rock of our midfield. He's also well-spoken and always the first to lead the team to the crowd after games. Possibly future captaincy material.

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Absolutely LOVED seeing him singing along to the chants with the RBB, as he was going around with the team post-game!!   :meep:  :xbop: 

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Absolutely LOVED seeing him singing along to the chants with the RBB, as he was going around with the team post-game!! :meep: :xbop:

Player most likely to jump into the bloc and go nuts.

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Absolutely LOVED seeing him singing along to the chants with the RBB, as he was going around with the team post-game!! :meep: :xbop:

Player most likely to jump into the bloc and go nuts.

 

 

or to jump into the bloc to fetch the ball after his shot......

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he is our unsung hero in the middle of the park

 

unsung because the thread is only 4 pages.

 

but every post game thread there is at 57 (give or take) "poljak is a beast" or something along those lines.

 

if he hangs around - he will be a champion of australian club football.

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Absolutely LOVED seeing him singing along to the chants with the RBB, as he was going around with the team post-game!!   :meep:  :xbop: 

 

Here we go, what I was referring to - 1 minute 42 seconds in, Poljak singing along and loving it!!

 

http://youtu.be/x5GxMkOkdEU?t=1m42s 

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Mateo poljak...dancing with the stars contestant 2014. You heard it hear first

Nah, he's not eligible.  He's ACTUALLY a star, for starters.... ;D

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Popa said in the post game interview he had a bit of a sore quad at training and didn't want to risk it. Nothing to worry about and he'll be back next week.

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Our man Poljak just got engaged.

 

Looks like we have an Aussie in the making.

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#thankyoubasedpoljak'sgirlfriend

 

 

 

I love this guy and am glad he might stick around now. Congratulations to the happy couple.

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Good on him!

 

 

I think I remember reading an article in the news about how he met his girlfriend - apparently she added him on Facebook when she was Facebook stalking him or something...?

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He played with one of her brothers/cousins or something in Croatia so they knew of each other, but then she found him on Facebook when he moved to Australia and they started talking again.

 

 

 

I'm gonna write a movie about it.

 

 

 

 

POLJAK: One club, one girl, the Red and Black love story.

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I'm pretty sure he'll be the first player in the A-League to ever become a naturalised Australian by marriage and not length of stay.

 

Won't be eligible for Australia though.

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Good on him!

 

 

I think I remember reading an article in the news about how he met his girlfriend - apparently she added him on Facebook when she was Facebook stalking him or something...?

 

shes a hot chick so its not called stalking...

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I'm pretty sure he'll be the first player in the A-League to ever become a naturalised Australian by marriage and not length of stay.

 

Won't be eligible for Australia though.

Hope he hurries up and gets married before ACL.. possible Loophole to get him and La rocca in squad?

 

I know .. I'm dreaming!

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hopefully the club has contracts ready to go for when little Mateo Jr's start popping out.

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