Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic
- Height 187cm
- Weight 96kg
- D.O.B. 27/3/85
- Born Sydney
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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Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
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Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic remains in excellent form heading towards next month’s AFC Asian Cup after another superb display in Belgium on Monday morning (AEST). Vukovic kept another clean sheet as his Genk side prevailed 2-0 on the road over AS Eupen. The vi
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Tom Rogic and Celtic will face traditional La Liga powerhouse Valencia while Danny Vukovic’s Gent take on Czech giants Slavia Prague after the draw for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 was made on Tuesday morning (AEDT). Celtic scrapped through by the skin of their teeth, af