Matthew Spiranovic

Inside Biography

Matthew Thomas Spiranovic is widely known as Matthew Spiranovic. He is an Australian football player who started his career with Melbourne Victory, making one competitive appearance before being released with the consent of coach Ernie Merrick to join German Bundesliga club 1. FC Numberg.

He actively plays for Western Sydney Wanderers and the Australian national a s sociation 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 Of Matthew Spiranovic

He was born on 27 June 1988 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. 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 the scholarship from the Victorian Institute of Sport and was awarded 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.

Matthew Spiranovic's Career

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 on 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.

Spiranovic 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. Spiranovic 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. Spiranovic debuted for the club on 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. Spiranovic returned back to A-league for the 2013-14 seasons signing a contract with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Matthew Spiranovic's Personal life

His father is an established footballer who plays for North Geelong Warriors. His parents have 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.

Spiranovic's 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.

Matthew Spiranovic's Net Worth, Salary, And Market Value

Matthew Spiranovic's net worth is around $1 million at present. He earns an annual salary of $85 thousand as per some online sources.

He played for the teams such as North Geelong Warriors, Melbourne Victory, 1. FC Numberg, 1. FC Numberg II, Urawa Red Diamonds, Al-Arabi, Western Sydney Wanderers and Hangzhou Greentown.

He signed with the club Urawa Red Diamonds in 2011 for a fee around $78 thousand. He has made appearances for Australia during the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and has also represented Australia at the 2005 OFC U-17 Championship, the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, the 2006 AFC Youth Championship, the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

He stands at the height of 1.93 meters and weighs 87 Kg. He is not active on social networking sites. 

by anchal77, 31 May, 2014

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