Former players wrap: 20/2/14

**Taking some of the recent feedback on the former players wrap on board, I’ve decided to keep posting it over here, although it will be shorter with less focus on players still playing in Australia.

Transfer news:
– James Meyer has left Indian side Pune FC.

Uncontracted:
Issey- Nakajima-Farran (Last club: Alki Larnaca) His trial spell with MLS side Toronto FC has ended, with a decision expected shortly if he will be offered a contract.

Rocky Visconte (Last club: Suphanburi)
James Meyer (Last club: Pune FC)
Erik Paartalu (Last club: Tianjin Teda)

Europe:
Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)
Bundesliga:

Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Schalke 04
2nd in Bundesliga (After 21 games)

Champions League:
Round of 16 First Leg:
Bayer Leverkusen 0-4 PSG

Robbie is out for the season with an ACL injury.

Kwame Yeboah (Borussia Monchengladbach II)
Borussia Monchengladbach II 0-0 Wiedenbruck
10th in Regionalliga West (After 22 Rounds)

Kwame started and played 61 minutes.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-1 Union Berlin
11th in 2. Bundesliga (After 21 Rounds).

Halloran started and played 74 minutes.

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

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 FC Utrecht
15th in Dutch Eredivise (After 24 Rounds)

Tommy and Adam both started and played 90 minutes.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Eredivise:

Cambuur 3-1 PEC Zwolle
8th in Dutch Eredivise (After 24 Rounds)

Nijland was an unused sub.

KNVB Beker:
Semi-Final:

They will play NEC Nijmegen in the Semi-Finals on March 27.

Alistair Quinn (NAC Breda)
Eredivise:
NAC Breda 1-1 Feyenoord
10th in Dutch Eredivise (After 24 Rounds)

Quinn wasn’t in the squad, instead he’s playing regularly in the reserves side.

Will Burns of Total Dutch Football conducted an interview with Alistair. Here’s the link: http://totaldutchfootball.com/2014/02/08/from-brisbane-to-breda-interview-nacs-alistair-quinn/

Switzerland:
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)
Swiss Super League:

Basel 1-0 Sion
9th in Swiss Super League (After 20 Rounds)

Dario came off the bench 5 minutes into the second half.

Asia:
Japan:
Mitch Nichols (Cerezo Osaka)

Mitch’s first competitive game for his new side will be in the Champions League against Pohang on February 25. The J-League starts on March 1st with a trip to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)
Kyoto starts their 2014 J-2 League campaign away to Giravanz Kitakyushu on March 2nd.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
Gifu start their season at home to Kamatamare Sanuki at home on March 2nd.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

Season starts March 9th with a home game against Seongnam.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Arabian Gulf League
Al Wasl 0-1 Ajman
10th in Arabian Gulf League (After 18 rounds)

No Susak in the squad.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Arabian Gulf League

Al Ain 0-1 Al Wahda
6th in Arabian Gulf League (After 18 Rounds)

No Brosque in the squad.

UAE Presidents Cup:
Semi Final:

Al Ain 2-1 Al Nasr. They play Al Ahli in the final.

No Brosque in the squad.

Qatar:
Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Qatari Stars League

Al Arabi 0-2 Al Mu’aidar
6th in Qatari Stars League (After 20 Rounds)

No Adnan in the squad.

Iran:
Persian Gulf League
Sergio van Djik (Sepahan)

Sepahan 1-0 Zob Ahan
4th in Persian Gulf League (After 26 Rounds)

No van Djik in the squad

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

8th in Paranaense 1 (After 7 games)

Not sure if Reinaldo is playing.

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