Ante Juric

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Ante Juric
Personal information
Full name Ante Juric
Date of birth (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Canberra, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Canberra Deakin
1991 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Canberra Metros 13 (0)
1993 Canberra Deakin 13 (0)
1993–1994 Melbourne Knights 1 (0)
1994 Fawkner Blues 12 (2)
1994–1995 Sydney Olympic 21 (0)
1995–1996 Benfica Castelo Branco 11 (0)
1996–1997 Canberra Cosmos 10 (0)
1997 A.P.I.A. Leichhardt 19 (3)
1997–1998 Sydney Olympic 23 (1)
1998 A.P.I.A. Leichhardt 7 (0)
1998–1999 Sydney Olympic 84 (9)
1999 Molde 3 (0)
1999–2001 Sydney Olympic 54 (6)
2001–2002 Johor FC
2001–2005 Sydney Olympic 24 (1)
2003 Pahang FA
2005–2007 Sydney United
National team
1992–93 Australia U-20 23
1994 Australia U-23 6
2002 Australia 4 (1)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Sydney FC (W-League) (Asst.)
2009– Australia U-13/14s (Coach)
2017– Sydney FC (W-League) (Head Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 April 2008

Ante Juric (Croatian: Ante Jurić; born 11 November 1973) is an Australian association football player and was a professional player from Australia. He is also the current Australian under-17s an 19s women's national coach and is the asst national technical director for the FFA. He will be the head coach for Sydney FC in the 2017-18 W-League competition.[1]

Playing career

Ante Juric, born in Canberra in 1973, has arguably been one of Australia's most cultured defenders produced in Australia. He played professionally for 13 years and has represented Australia as a Socceroo, Olyroo and Young Socceroo where the team finished fourth in the World Youth Cup of 1993. However Juric, with all his natural talent surprisingly did not play a huge part for the national team and indeed represented his country late in his career. In fact, it was after he produced a heroic performance in the 2002 National Soccer League Grand Final win over Perth Glory, playing with a dislocated elbow that he finally received his senior cap that same year. In an era of Australian football where talent was overlooked for brawn and fitness, Juric was unlucky to miss the recent Dutch and technical influence in the game which would no doubt have highlighted his talents on the world stage.

Juric learnt his trade at one of Australia's great junior nursery's Canberra Croatia/Deakin/FC. The club has produced the likes of Ned Zelic, Josip Simunic and George Kulscar. From here he went on to represent Australia at the World Youth Cup in 1993, culminating in a 4th-place finish, losing to eventual champions Brazil.

Juric went on to have a successful National Soccer League career playing for the Melbourne Knights, Sydney Olympic/Sharks and the Canberra Cosmos, playing over 200 games and scoring over 20 goals and winning premierships and championships.

Juric in his twilight years has played in the NSW Premier League winning a title with Sydney United and lastly played with Penrith Nepean in the NSWPL.

In 2009 Juric was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame for his Football exploits and additionally in the same year he was inducted into the Capital Football Hall of Fame.

Managerial career

Juric has recently embarked on a coaching career and recently was the assistant coach of the Sydney FC women's team in the 2008 and 2009 W-League seasons. Juric coached the NSWPL side Penrith Nepean in 2009 and is the current Australian U13s National head coach, taking the first Junior Socceroos to Malaysia of the AFC Festival of Football in 2009 and 2010.

Juric was a former Women's U19 and Women's U17 national Australian coach and also the NSWIS Football men's coach.[2]

In June 2017, Juric was appointed head coach of Sydney FC's women's team.[3]

National team statistics


Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 4 1
Total 4 1


  1. ^ "Sydney FC announce new Westfield W-League Coach". 8 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Football". About the School. Trinity Grammar School. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Ante Juric returns to Sydney FC as head coach". The Women's Game. 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ante Juric". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

External links

  • Oz Football profile
  • Sydney FC profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 2011-03-01)
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