Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic

  • Height 187cm
  • Weight 96kg
  • D.O.B. 27/3/85
  • Born Sydney
Jersey Number
18

Biography

Club: KRC Genk

Previous clubs: Parramatta Power, Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Central Coast Mariners, Konyaspor, Wellington Phoenix, Perth Glory, Vegalta Sendai (loan), Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC

Caltex Socceroos cap number: 595

Debut: 27/03/2018 v Colombia

Vukovic's first appearance for Australia at senior level remarkably came 12 years after his initial call-up for a 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait.

Then with Central Coast Mariners, with whom he would spend five seasons, the strong shot-stopper spent much of the intervening period at Perth Glory.

Initial attempts to hatch a career overseas with Konyaspor and Vegalta Sendai didn't work out, but a commanding 2016/17 campaign for Sydney FC finally catapulted Vukovic into a starting position with Belgian outfit Genk and a welcome first appearance for the Caltex Socceroos.

Best Caltex Socceroos moment:

Vukovic's protracted Caltex Socceroos debut eventually arrived on his 33rd birthday in March. He gave away a penalty late in the match but atoned for the error by beating away the spot-kick to preserve a 0-0 draw with Colombia.

Hyundai A-League connection:

Vukovic has lent his glovework to six different Hyundai A-League clubs, with his 278 appearances in the competition bettered only by Andrew Durante.

Did you know?

When he converted a penalty for Wellington Phoenix in February 2011, Vukovic became the first and only goalkeeper to have scored in the Hyundai A-League.

World Cup 2018

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