Michael Zullo

Michael Zullo
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Personal information
Full name Michael Anthony Zullo
Date of birth 11 September 1988 (1988-09-11) (age 23)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Utrecht
Number 5
Youth career
Brisbane City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Brisbane Strikers 45 (11)
2007–2010 Brisbane Roar 53 (2)
2010– Utrecht 16 (0)
National team
2008 Australia U-23 6 (1)
2009– Australia 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:09, 21 November 2011 (AEST).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Michael Zullo (born 11 September 1988) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.[1]

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Club career

After being signed by the former Brisbane Roar coach Frank Farina on a two year contract, Zullo played five of the six opening games of the season, coming on as a substitute. On his first eleven debut against Wellington Phoenix, his sixth appearance for Queensland, he scored in the opening minutes of the game and set up a first half added-time goal for fellow youngster and close friend Robbie Kruse.[2] He previously played in the Brisbane Premier League for the Brisbane Strikers During a match against Sydney FC, Zullo limped off the field with a torn thigh muscle which ruled him out for 6 weeks.[3]

At the end of the 2008-09 season, Zullo received offers from Dutch Eredivisie clubs FC Groningen and NEC Nijmegen but declined both offers and cited his preference to stay in the A-League for another season.[4]

On 2 April 2010, along with fellow Roar players, Thomas Oar and Adam Sarota, Zullo joined Dutch side Utrecht on a three-year deal, in a collective transfer deal rumoured to be worth in excess of AU$1.8 Million.[5][6] He made his debut for Utrecht in a 1-1 draw with NEC Nijmegen on 28 February 2011, coming off the bench on the 81st minute.

International career

Due to outstanding form since making his debut for Brisbane Roar, Zullo was called-up for the first time for the Australia national under-23 football team before their qualifier against Iraq, in which they won 2-0.

He was also a train-on player with the national U-17 squad, the Joeys, at 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.

On 28 January 2009, Zullo made his full international debut, coming on as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Indonesia in the group stage of qualifying for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[7]

Personal life

Zullo has a younger brother, Julian, who appeared in Season 3 of football talent show Football Superstar on Australian television channel Fox8.

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of 15 August 2011

Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Brisbane Roar 2007-08 A-League 17 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 2
2008-09 A-League 23 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 2 5
2009-10 A-League 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1
Brisbane Roar total 53 2 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 57 3 7
FC Utrecht 2010-11 Eredivisie 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
2011-12 Eredivisie 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
Utrecht total 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
Career total 69 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 74 3 7

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