Tom Rogic

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Tom Rogic
Tom Rogić 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.jpg
Rogic playing for Australia at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Personal information
Full name Tomas Petar Rogic[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Griffith, ACT, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 18
Youth career
Woden Weston
2007–2009 Tuggeranong United
2011 Nike Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 ANU FC 18 (5)
2011–2012 Belconnen United 6 (6)
2012–2013 Central Coast Mariners 24 (5)
2013– Celtic 69 (17)
2014 Melbourne Victory (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2010 Australia (futsal) 7 (8)
2012 Australia U23 1 (0)
2012– Australia 29 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:32, 23 September 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2017

Tomas Petar Rogic (born 16 December 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic and the Australia national team.

Born in Canberra, Rogic played youth football with Tuggeranong United before playing senior football for ANU FC and Belconnen United. In 2011, Rogic joined Nike Football Academy after winning a global competition. He returned to Australia in 2012 to play for Central Coast Mariners, before moving to Scottish club Celtic in 2013. He has also spent time on loan at Melbourne Victory.

Rogic has twenty-seven caps for Australia, scoring seven goals. He has also represented Australia in futsal.

Early life

Rogic is of Serbian descent, and attended Radford College in Bruce, ACT.[2]

Club career

Early career

As a junior, Rogic played for Woden Weston and Tuggeranong United. In 2009, he moved to his first senior club, playing with ANU FC in the ACT Premier League. In 2011, Rogic moved to play one season with Belconnen United in the same league. The same year, he was also selected to join the Nike Football Academy after winning The Chance, a competition which he won alongside seven other young footballers amongst 75,000 other hopefuls around the world.[3]

Central Coast Mariners

On 2 January 2012, Rogic signed with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.[4] He made his professional debut in the 2011–12 A-League season on 21 January 2012 in a Round 18 clash against Adelaide United, which the Mariners won 3–2.[5] Tom scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss to Melbourne Victory on 10 February 2012,[6] and was later named the A-League's young player of the month for February 2012.[7]

At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Rogic was rejected from all of his local trials A-League clubs, opting to remain with the Mariners.[8] Rogic scored his first goals of the season in the home victory against Sydney FC, scoring two goals to help the Mariners win 7–2 over the Sky Blues. On 5 December 2012, Rogic was awarded NAB Young footballer of the Month Award for November 2012, as well as simultaneously being the second nomination for NAB Young footballer of the Year Award.[9] In only his first full A-League season, Rogic received interest from English Premier League sides Reading and Fulham, La Liga sides Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, and Belgian Pro League club Club Brugge.[10]

Celtic

On 9 January 2013, it was reported that Rogic had joined Scottish Premier League champions Celtic at their training camp in Spain. On 16 January 2013, it was reported that terms had been agreed for the transfer of Rogic from Central Coast Mariners to Celtic, subject to personal terms.[11] The deal was completed the next day.[12] Rogic made his Celtic debut on 9 February 2013 in a Scottish Premier League match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle; setting up Kris Commons with a cross to score the equaliser, bringing the score to 1–1. Celtic went on to win 3–1 and Rogic won the Man of the Match award.[13] He made a further seven appearances for Celtic that season.[14]

The following season saw Rogic make only a handful of appearances for Celtic,[15] and he was sent out on loan to Melbourne Victory in January 2014. His spell back in Australia was marred by ankle and groin injuries, and these continued to trouble him on his return to Celtic in the summer of 2014.[16] He required to have two operations on his groin, and didn't play again until March 2015 when he made his comeback in Celtic's Development Side match against Motherwell.[17]

Melbourne Victory (loan)

On 17 January 2014, it was announced that Rogic would join Melbourne Victory on loan until May 2014. After Celtic pushed back offers from Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners, and Vegalta Sendai pulled out, Melbourne Victory swooped in and sealed the loan deal, which placed Rogic back in the A-League after rising to fame with Central Coast Mariners.[18] A recurring groin injury limited Rogic's appearances for Melbourne,[19] and the injury eventually saw him miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 AFC Asian Cup for Australia.[20]

Return to Celtic

On 9 August 2015, Rogic made his first start for Celtic in almost two years, scoring the opening goal in a 2–0 win against Partick Thistle.[21] Rogic began to regularly feature in the Celtic team, and scored further goals against St Johnstone and Dundee in the weeks that followed.[22][23] His goal against Kilmarnock on 19 March 2016 earned Rogic the club's goal of the season award for 2015–16.[24]

Despite reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Fiorentina and Valencia, Rogic signed a new three-year contract with Celtic on 9 August 2016.[25] The following day, he scored twice as Celtic beat Motherwell 5–0 in the Scottish League Cup.[26] He followed this up by scoring the opener in the first leg of Celtic's Champions League play-off tie against Hapoel Be'er Sheva on 17 August 2016; Celtic went on to win 5–2.[27] Rogic scored the first goal in Celtic's 3–0 triumph over Aberdeen in the 2016 Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden Park on 27 November 2016.[28]

Rogic scored another winning goal in injury time against Motherwell on 3 December 2016, firing home from just outside the box to give Celtic a 4–3 win at Fir Park.[29]

On 27 May 2017, Rogic scored a late winner against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final, securing the domestic treble for Celtic.[30]

International career

Futsal

Rogic has represented Australia at Futsal.[31][32] At the 2010 AFC Futsal Championship Rogic scored six goals, making him Australia's leading goal scorer and equal fourth leading goal scorer for the tournament at the age of 18.

Olympic

On 7 March 2011, Rogic was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq,[33] during which he made his debut as a halftime substitute for his Central Coast Mariners teammate Mustafa Amini at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.

Senior

Rogic made his debut for the Australia national team on 14 November 2012 as a substitute in a 2–1 friendly victory over South Korea.[34] On 11 June 2013, Rogic came on as a sub in Australia's 4–0 win against Jordan in a 2014 World Cup Qualifier and provided the assist for captain Lucas Neill's first international goal.

On 3 September 2015, Rogic scored his first goal for Australia, scoring in a 5–0 defeat of Bangladesh in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.[35]

Career statistics

Club

As of 22 August 2017[36][37]
Club Season League1 Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast Mariners 2011–12 A-League 12 2 0 0 4 0 16 2
2012–13 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Mariners total 23 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 27 5
Celtic 2012–13 Scottish Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 7 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 30 8 2 1 2 1 5 0 39 10
2016–17 21 7 2 1 4 3 9 1 36 12
2017–18 6 2 0 0 1 0 5 2 9 2
Celtic total 68 17 3 2 8 4 20 3 99 24
Melbourne Victory (loan) 2013–14 A-League 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Melbourne total 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Career total 93 20 2 1 7 4 24 1 126 26

1 – Includes A-League final series statistics

International goals

As of 19 June 2017
Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2015 Perth Oval, Perth, Australia  Bangladesh 2–0 5–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 3–0
3. 24 March 2016 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  Tajikistan 5–0 7–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 6–0
5. 29 March 2016 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Jordan 4–0 5–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 8 June 2017 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  Saudi Arabia 3–2 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 19 June 2017 Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia  Germany
1–1
2–3
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Honours

Club

Central Coast Mariners
Celtic

References

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External links

  • Tom Rogic at Soccerbase
  • Celtic Football Celtic club profile
  • Tom RogicUEFA competition record
  • Tom RogicFIFA competition record
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