Former Players Wrap: 08/10/13


Dario Vidosic scored a brace for Sion against Young Boys.
Ben Halloran made his starting debut for Fortuna, playing the full 90 minutes.
16 former Brisbane players set to play for other clubs as A-League gets underway.

Transfer news:

Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Real Sociedad
3rd in Champions League Group A (After 2 of 6 games)
Robbie came on with 20 minutes to play.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Bayern Munich
3rd in German Bundesliga (After 8 rounds)
Robbie came off the bench with 10 minutes to play as they held the league leaders to a creditable draw.

After the international break they’ll head to Hoffenheim.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-1 Greuther Furth
9th in German 2.Bundesliga (After 10 rounds)
Ben was in the starting line-up this week for the first time and managed the full 90 minutes. After the international break they’ll travel to Ingolstadt.

Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)

Ajax Amsterdam 3-0 Utrecht
14th in Dutch Eredivise (After 8 rounds)
Oar started, however he was replaced once again after about an hour. Sarota is still recovering from his knee injury. They return from the international break with a home game against NAC Breda.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Roda JC 0-0 PEC Zwolle
6th in Dutch Eredivise (After 8 rounds)
Nijland started on the left side and played an hour before being replaced. They host ADO Den Haag after the international break.

Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)

Sion 2-2 Young Boys
8th in Swiss Super League (After 10 Rounds)
Dario started, played 90 minutes and scored 2 goals in their draw with Young Boys. . They travel to Thun after the international break.

Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki Larnaca)

Alki Larnaca 0-1 Omonia Nicosia
14th in Cypriot 1.Division (After 4 games)
Alki remain winless this season and bottom of the league, Issey is yet to play a game for them this season. They host Doxa after the international break.

Michael Baird (FC Universitatea Craiova)

Bihor Oradea 1-1 Universitatea Craiova
3rd in Romanian Liga II table (After 5 rounds).
Baird started, however he was replaced 5mins into the 2nd half. They will play through the international weekend, with a game against CSM Raminicu Valcea on Saturday. .

Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Gainare Tottori 0-1 Kyoto Sanga
3rd in J.2 League (After 36 rounds)
No Takahashi in the squad again. As the season nears its conclusion, they find themselves in the promotion play-off places. They travel to Kashima Antlers in the Emperors Cup on Monday.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
21st in J.2 League (After 35 rounds)
*Has a game in hand.
Gifu 1-2 Matsumoto Yamaga
Do wasn’t in the squad. They’ve already been eliminated from the Emperors Cup so they have a weekend off before travelling to V-Varen Nagasaki in 2 weeks.

Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Tianjin Teda 2-0 Dalian Aerbin
9th in Chinese Super League-(After 25 rounds)
Erik started and played the full 90 minutes. They play through the international break and will travel to Qingdao Jonoon on Saturday.
Korean Republic:

Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)
Gangwon 2-1 Gyeongnam
4th in K-League Relegation Group
Luke was an unused sub. They remain 4 points above the drop zone, and travel to Dajeon Citizen on Wednesday before going on a break till the end of the month.

Rocky Visconte (Suphanburi F.C.)

Suphanburi 1-0 Bangkok Glass
4th in Thai Premier League (After 29 rounds)
No Visconte in the squad. No games until October 27.

James Meyer (Pune FC)

Shillong Lajong 0-0 Pune FC
6th in I-League (After 2 Rounds)
Game against East Bengal was postponed.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Emirates 3-0 Al Wasl (League Cup)
5th in League Cup Group B (After 3 rounds)
4th in Arabian Gulf League (After 3 rounds)
Milan started and played the full 90 minutes. They’ll host Al Ahli on Thursday.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Al Shaab 1-3 Al Ain (League Cup)
2nd in League Cup Group A
10th in Arabian Gulf League (After 3 Rounds)
Alex started and played the full 90 minutes. They’ll host Ajman next weekend. They host Al Sharjah on Friday.

Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Umm Salal 4-4 Al Saad
13th in Qatari Stars League (After 4 Rounds)
Sasa started and played the full 90. They host Qatar SC in the Stars Cup on Wednesday.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Al Ahli 1-4 Al Arabi
9th in Qatari Stars League (After 4 Rounds)
Adnan started and played the full 90 minutes. They travel to Al Khor in the Stars Cup on Wednesday.

North America:
Costa Rica:
Jean Carlos Solórzano (Puntarenas)

Belen Siglo XXI 3-0 Puntarenas
Herediano 5-2 Puntarenas
5th in Costa Rican Primera (After 11 games)
No Solórzano in the squad for either game. They host Santos de Guapiles on Monday.

South America:
Reinaldo Elias Da Costa (Operario Ferrivuario EC)

Season is over. Reinaldo is back in Brazil recovering from a serious knee injury.


With the A-League due to kick off on Friday, the following former Roar players are in line to play for other clubs.

Adelaide: Michael Zullo, Steven Lustica, Daniel Bowles.

Central Coast: Liam Reddy, Nick Fitzgerald.

Melbourne Heart: Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca.

Melbourne Victory: Mitch Nichols, Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses, Anthony Proia.

Perth Glory: Isaka Cernak.

Sydney FC: Matthew Jurman.

Western Sydney Wanderers: Tahj Minniecon.


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