Socceroos midfielder Dario Vidosic has signed a two year deal with NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers as one of their marquee players.
Here’s the low down on the latest international to join the Hyundai A-League.
1. Australian international
Dario made his international debut for Australia in 2010 after coming on as a substitute in Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Japan and was part of the Socceroos campaign in Brazil 2014.
Scoring twice so far in his international career, the 28-year-old has worn the green and gold 23 times.
2. A-League three-peat
This will be Vidosic’s third stint in the Hyundai A-League after successful seasons with Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.
Vidosic’s professional football career began at the Queensland Lions before heading to the Australian Institute of Sport and signing with Queensland Roar [now Brisbane Roar] where he played with Western Sydney legend Ante Milicic.
Vidosic moved overseas to play football at the conclusion of that season before returning for two seasons with Adelaide United that saw him feature in over 50 games and score an impressive 15 goals.
3. Party of five
A successful season at Brisbane Roar was enough to garner international attention and impress the coaches at German club FC Nürnberg who snatched up the young midfielder for four seasons which included loans to Duisburg and Arminia.
Five Australians passed through the doors of Nürnberg in 2006 and 2007: Dario Vidosic, Michael Beauchamp, Dean Heffernan, Matthew Spiranovic and Josh Kennedy. Four out of five of those have now played for Wanderers.
4. FC Sion
Vidosic has spent the last two seasons in Switzerland playing for club FC Sion where he has made over 45 appearances, scoring 14 goals and winning the Schweizer Pokal.
5. Piece of the puzzle
A quality addition that ads flexibility to Popa’s match day options, Vidosic can play both in an attacking midfield role and out wide.
Whether it’s complementing the Spanish armada in midfield or creating chances from out wide for Piovaccari, Vidosic will be a key piece of the puzzle in the Wanderers’ bid for title.