Ante Covic


Ante Covic joined Perth Glory FC in July of 2015 after successful stints in Australia and abroad. He began his professional career in the NSL with Marconi Stallions in 1997, before moving to Greece in 1999, spending two seasons with PAOK FC, winning the Greek Football Cup in 2000-01. His next stop was with Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb. After just one season in Croatia, he made the move to Swedish football, suiting up for Hammarby IF 127 times over the course of 5 seasons, from 2002 to 2006. 

During his final season in Sweden, Covic received his first cap for the Socceroos, helping his team to a 3-1 win over Bahrain in an Asian Cup qualifier. Two years later he received his 2nd cap, keeping a cleansheet against Singapore in a friendly.

After his time with Hammarby, the goalkeeper returned home to Australia, featuring for Newcastle Jets from 2006-07 to 2008-09, playing 64 times for the club, and being crowned A-League champion in 2007-2008. It was then back to Sweden, spending three seasons with IF Elfsborg, playing for the Swedish side 76 times, recording an impressive 29 clean sheets during that stretch.

In 2011, Covic returned once again to his home country, playing one season with Melbourne Victory before making his way to Western Sydney Wanderers. In his first season with the club he was named A-League Goalkeeper of the Year, as the team won the A-League Premiership. In 2014, Covic led the squad to more silverware, winning the AFC Champions League, named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.