Nebo Marinkovic – The Specialist


Whether it be a set-piece or a long range strike, Nebo Marinkovic is the king.

This was more than evident in the last round of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season as Glory was desperately pushing for a four-goal winning margin to secure a home final and an Asian Champions League (ACL) berth.

Enter Nebo Marinkovic who with his first touch from a dangerous dead-ball situation booted a stunning goal from 25-yards out. 

The Perth faithful at nib Stadium held their breaths as the Serbian sized up the free-kick with Dean Bouzanis in goal for City.

And just like that, The Specialist had reiterated his status as one of the finest strikers of the ball the Hyundai A-League has ever seen, with his 75th-minute curling effort finding the top corner to give Glory hope and a 4-1 lead.

This stroke of the wand from the technically gifted number 10 is by no means an isolated event, with the midfielder building a reputation as one of the club’s greatest when it comes to long range bombs to save the day or cap off a crucial win.

2014 – Central Coast v Perth Glory

The 43rd-minute free-kick from 30 plus yards earned Glory their first every victory over the Mariners away from home.

2015 – Perth Glory v Central Coast

Nebo was back to haunt the Mariners yet again as he banged in two goals in two minutes to seal a come from behind win for Glory at nib Stadium.

2016 – Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

The Serbian blasted another spectacular free-kick against Brisbane in Glory’s first ever 9 goal thriller, with the number 10 slotting home to level the scores at 3-3 before half-time.


Marinkovic could be the big game-changer this weekend when Glory goes into battle against A-League premiers Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.