Defender Ruon Tongyik
- Height 185cm
- Weight 80kg
- D.O.B. 28/12/96
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Current Club: Central Coast Mariners
Previous Clubs: Adelaide City, Adelaide United, Melbourne City, Western Sydney Wanderers, Brisbane Roar
A journeyman of the A-League, Tongyik has now found his home on the Central Coast.
The defender has flourished under the guidance of Mariners boss Alen Stajcic to turn the Gosford side into genuine Championship contenders in the 2020/21 A-League campaign. The steely centre-back shows strength, pace and control on the ball as part of a typically resolute Mariners defence.
Tongyik previously represented Australia at U-23 level in 2018. Arnold brings Tongyik into his first Socceroos camp as the 24-year-old looks to collect his first cap for the national side.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
‘I'm very honoured’: Ruon Tongyik credits dream Socceroos call-up to club form
Ruon Tongyik has credited his outstanding A-League season and subsequent Socceroos call-up to his teammates and staff at the Central Coast Mariners. The 24-year-old's inclusion in Graham Arnold's 31-man squad bound for June's four FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Kuwait is just re
'They thought I made a mistake': Ruon Tongyik's heartwarming reaction to first Socceroos call-up
When Ruon Tongyik received notice of his first call-up for the Socceroos, he and his club both couldn't quite believe what they were hearing. The 24-year-old centre-back, who previously represented the Australia U-23's back in 2018, has been an integral figure in the fairytal