Former Players wrap: 23/12/2013

Headlines:
– Yeboah moving to Borussia Monchengladbach in January
– Spase Dilevski has signed for ATM FA in Malaysia
– Oar, Sarota (Utrecht) and Nijland (Zwolle) progress to last 8 of Dutch Cup
– Mitch Nichols scored a brace for Victory in the derby

Transfers:
– Kwame Yeboah has signed with Borussia Monchengladbach from Jan 1, 2014.
– Spase Dilevski has joined ATM FA in Malaysia.

Uncontracted:
Issey Nakajima-Farran (Last club- Alki Larnaca)
Rocky Visconte (Last club- Suphanburi)

Europe:
Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Bundesliga
2nd in Bundesliga (After 16 games)
Werder Bremen 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Robbie started in the final game before the winter break, playing 78 minutes. He picked up a caution just before half-time.

They enter the winter break in 2nd position, 7 points behind Bayern Munich in the league. In the cups they’ve qualified for the last 16 and will play PSG, while in the DFB Pokal they host Kaiserslautern in early February.

Kwame Yeboah (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Kwame has completed his move to the Bundesliga, and will join up with his new

Kwame at the official unveiling (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Kwame at the official unveiling (Borussia Monchengladbach)

team in January. His new team sit 3rd in the Bundesliga heading into the winter break.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
10th in 2. Bundesliga (After 19 games)
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-3 Koln.
Ben started and played 81 minutes in the loss.
The 2.Bundesliga kicks off the second half of the season in February.

Netherlands:
Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)
Eredivise:

Go Ahead Eagles 2-1 FC Utrecht
9th in Dutch Eredivise (After 18 rounds)
Both Oar and Sarota started, with Sarota subbed after 82 minutes while Oar played the full game, and got an assist for the goal. They’re now on winter break.

KNVB Beker:
Round of 16:

Cambur 0-2 Utrecht.
Oar started, played 90 and picked up a late caution, while Sarota came off the bench with 15 to play.
They will now travel to NEC Nijmegen in the quarter finals in late January.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Eredivise:

Feyenoord 3-0 PEC Zwolle
11th in Dutch Eredivise (After 18 rounds)
Nijland came on at half-time.

KNVB Beker:
Round of 16:
Excelsior 1-4 PEC Zwolle
Nijland was an unused sub.
They will host minnows JVC Cuijk in the Quarter finals.

India:
James Meyer (Pune FC)

Mohan Bagan 3-1 Pune
3rd in I-League (After 10 Rounds)
Meyer started and played 90 minutes. Now on a break until mid January.


United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Arabian Gulf League
Emirates 2-1 Al Wasl
7th in Arabian Gulf League (After 11 rounds)
Milan played 90 minutes.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Al Ain 1-1 Al Sharjah
6th in Arabian Gulf League (After 11 Rounds)
Alex started and played 90 minutes.

Qatar:
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Qatari Stars League
Umm Salal 0-2 Qatar SC
14th in Qatari Stars League (After 12 Rounds)
Sasa started and came off midway through the 2nd half

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Qatari Stars League
Al Arabi 4-2 Al Mu’aidar
7th in Qatari Stars League (After 12 Rounds)
Adnan started and played 90 minutes.

Australia:
A-League:
Michael Zullo, Steven Lustica and Daniel Bowles (Adelaide United)

Perth Glory 0-0 Adelaide United
8th in A-League (After 11 Rounds)
Zullo and Lustica started for the Reds and both played 90 minutes. Bowles returned from injury in the youth league.

Liam Reddy and Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast Mariners)
Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Wellington Phoenix
6th in A-League (After 10 Rounds)
Both played 90 minutes for the Mariners, with Reddy picking up a yellow card for time wasting late on. They take on Western Sydney later today.

Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca and Ross Archibald (Melbourne Heart)
Melbourne Heart 3-1 Melbourne Victory
10th in A-League (After 11 Rounds).
Redmayne, Murdocca and Williams started and played 90 minutes. Tando was on the bench. No Archibald this week in the NYL, however Tando played 90 for match fitness.

Mitch Nichols, Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Proia (Melbourne Victory)
Melbourne Heart 3-1 Melbourne Victory
3rd in A-League (After 11 Rounds)
Nichols, Geria and Barbarouses all started with Geria subbed with 10 to play. The other two played all 90 minutes with Nichols scoring a brace. Proia started, played 90 and scored in a 4-3 NYL win over Central Coast.

Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory)
Perth Glory 0-0 Adelaide United
7th in A-League (After 11Rounds)
DNP this week.

Vedran Janjetovic and Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC)
Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Sydney FC
5th in A-League (After 11 Rounds)
Janjetovic played a full game in goals, while Jurman came off the bench after an hour.

Tahj Minniecon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
2nd in A-League (After 10 Rounds)
They play Central Coast later today.

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