Tomi Juric returns to Reds
Adelaide United have announced Socceroos striker, Tomi Juric, has joined the Club for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.
The 29-year-old has spent the past five years abroad, plying his trade in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and most recently in Bulgaria with CSKA Sofia.
Juric has accumulated 41 national team caps for the Socceroos, scoring eight goals, and has represented Australia at three major tournaments since his debut in 2013. One of his most notable moments in the green and gold was providing the assist for now Reds’ teammate, James Troisi’s, match-winning strike over the Korean Republic in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final.
Juric also featured in all three group stage matches at both the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he scored against reigning world champions, Germany, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After starting his professional career in Croatia, Juric first played for the Reds in the latter half of the 2012/13 season, scoring two goals in seven matches. He later enjoyed two years at Western Sydney Wanderers, bagging 17 goals in 51 appearances which included slotting the decisive goal in a 1-0 aggregate final win over Saudi Arabia’s, Al-Hilal, to clinch the 2014 AFC Champions League.
For the 2015/16 season, Juric was at the Dutch Eredivisie’s, Roda JC, before securing a move to Swiss Super League club FC Luzern. In three seasons in Switzerland, the talisman played 74 games, notching 21 goals and 12 assists.
Speaking on his decision to sign with Adelaide, Juric said: “I’m delighted to be coming back home and joining Adelaide United for the upcoming A-League season.”
“Adelaide United has a good project in place, I’m excited to be a part of it, and I will help push the Club and team to have a successful 2020/21 season.
“I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and working with Carl (Veart) and Ross (Aloisi), playing week-in, week-out, and contributing as much as I can to the team and get back to scoring goals.”
Adelaide United Director of Football, Bruce Djite, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Tomi back to Australia and back to Adelaide United.
“Tomi brings an abundance of experience and attacking prowess and he has played on some of the biggest stages in world football for the Socceroos.
“The quality he will bring to our squad will be invaluable and I’m sure he will also be a fantastic mentor to our younger strikers.”
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