NAB One to watch: Kosta Petratos (Perth Glory)


He has an older brother tearing up the Hyundai A-League right now but Kosta Petratos is well on his way to forging his own blossoming career in the competition.

The 18-year-old has made the most of what opportunities have come his way with Glory this season and has caught the eye in every appearance for Kenny Lowe’s in-form side.

Petratos is the younger brother of Brisbane Roar star Dimitri and has similar attributes to his better-known sibling.

Talented on the ball and full of confidence for a player so young, the Glory winger loves being direct and taking on his marker with a pacey dribble or a trick.

Kosta Petros stats.

Petratos signed with Perth mid-season after two seasons working under Tony Vidmar at the Centre of Excellence in Canberra.

He has also represented Australia at youth level, playing at the AFC U-16 championships in Thailand in 2014 where the side reached the semi-finals.

While he has managed just 77 minutes of game time in five substitute appearances, Petratos has shown glimpses of his undoubted talent.

His pass accuracy stands at almost 83 percent, while he has also managed two shots, seven ball recoveries and two key passes, as well as winning 11 duels.

Pretty good reading for someone still very much at the earliest stage of his Hyundai A-League career and why he’s one to watch in the NAB Young Footballer of the Year race.