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Matthew Spiranovic Biography

Matthew Spiranovic
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Birth Nation: Australia
  • Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
  • Name: Matthew Spiranovic
  • Birth Name: Matthew Thomas Spiranovic
  • Nick Name:
  • Father: Michael Spiranovic
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Birth Place/City: Geelong, Victoria
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Working For: Western Sydney Wanderers and Australia national association football team
  • Net Worth: 500,000 Euros
  • Weight in KG: 87kg
  • Online Presence: Twitter,Wiki
  • Sisters: Amelia and Laura
  • Siblings: Laura Spiranovic and Amelia Spiranovic
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Matthew Thomas Spiranovic is widely known as Matthew Spiranovic. He is an Australian football player and he was born on 27 June, 1988 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He actively plays for Western Sydney Wanderers and the Australian national association football team. He has represented Australia in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2005 OFC U-17 Championship, 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championships, 2006 AFC Youth Championship, 2008 Summer Olympics and 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

Early life

His father is Michael Spiranovic and he has two Sibling named Laura Spiranovic and Amelia Spiranovic.

He played junior football in Geelong and Melbourne. He has also represented Victoria in U-14 and U-15 Australian national championship level. He got scholarship from the Victorian Institute of Sport and was awarded with best junior player of the year receiving a Weinstein Medal in 2005 by the Football Federation Victoria. He also got selected in the Australia U-17. He played against Palestino U-17, Universidad Catolica U-17, Colo-Colo U-17 AND Chile U-17. The tour for Chile was a kind of warming matches to play for the ultimate OFC U-17 Championships 2005. He graduated from the Australian institute of Sport in 2006. He was selected for the five match tour of South America where he played against Colo-Colo U-20, Universidad de Chile U-20, Chile U-20 and Argentina U-20. This tour was a preparation for 2006 AFC Youth Championship and the qualification campaign of 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


After the intense training in Melbourne victory he played his first friendly match in April, 2005 against Oakleigh Cannons. He joined the club FC Nurnberg in October, 2006. He debuted for the club in 30 January, 2007 playing against Borussia Monchengladbach that ended with a draw 0-0. He played for ninety two minutes in the field and was then substituted by Marek Nikl. He played another match for the club against Bayern Munich on 2 February that was a won with 3-0. He was however replaced in the 46th minute as he experienced a corked thigh. He played for ninety minutes in a match against Wolfsburg on 28 April, 2007. He made altogether eight league appearances in the season 2006-07. He played for 90 minutes making his first appearance in 2007-2008 Bundesliga that ended with a defeat 1-0. He had also taken part in the 2007-2008 UEFA Cup. He made seven league appearances in 2007-2008 seasons. He made another appearance in 2008-2009 against Alemannia Aachen on 31 August, 2008 where he played for full ninety minutes. He frisked the rest of the season battling a long term hamstring injury, ruptured ankle tendon. He was transferred to a Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds on 7 January, 2010. He debuted for the club in 31 March, 2010 against Jubilo Iwata in the 2010 J. League Cup with a winning streak 2-1. Due to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami devastating the country, Spiranovic returned to Australia. He was signed by a Qatari club on 9 July 2012 with a two year contract. He returned back to A-league for the 2013-14 seasons signing a contract with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Personal life

His father is an established footballer who plays for North Geelong Warriors. His parents has been a great support to him. He did his schooling from St. Robert’s Primary School of Geelong and attended St. Joseph’s College from 2001-2005. His two younger sisters Amelia and Laura are both actively engaged in the sports field. He has received several honors throughout his career such as Weinstein Medal Junior player of the year 2005, OFC U-17 Championship, 2005.

His height is 1.93m and weight is 87 Kg. His market value is 500,000 Euros. His Nation is Australia. His current Team is Western Sydney Wanderers and Australia national association football team. He gets a fairly whopping salary. He is a spectacular defender No.13

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