Ante Kovacevic

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Ante Kovacevic
Personal information
Full name Ante Kovacevic
Date of birth (1974-06-13) 13 June 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
St Albans Saints
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 St Albans Saints 41 (3)
1994–2000 Melbourne Knights 134 (14)
1998 Green Gully Cavaliers 22 (4)
2000–2003 Adelaide City Force 80 (7)
2001Adelaide Raiders (loan) 6 (0)
2003–2004 South Melbourne 26 (2)
2004–2005 Selangor FA 32 (0)
2005–2007 Perth Glory 32 (0)
2007–2011 Floreat Athena ? (?)
2012 Canning City ? (3)
Teams managed
2011 Floreat Athena
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2015

Ante Kovacevic (born 13 June 1974 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian retired professional football (soccer) player who was the Director of Football at Adelaide United FC.


Ante Kovacevic started off his senior career at St Albans Dinamo in '92, the club at which he played as a junior for some time, he spent two years in the senior team at Dinamo, making 41 appearances before moving to Dinamo's sister club Melbourne Knights in '94. At the Knights, Ante won back to back NSL titles in '95 and '96, the NSL cup in '95 and the Dockerty Cup in '96 over the six years that he spent there. Kovacevic had a short spell at Green Gully Cavaliers in '98.

Ante made his first interstate move in 2000, when he moved to NSL club Adelaide City FC, he spent three years there and had a short spell at Croatian backed club Adelaide Raiders in the meantime, making six appearances for the club in 2001.

Kovacevic then returned to Melbourne in 2003 to play for South Melbourne FC; the next year, Ante made his first overseas move as he left for Selangor FA, a side in the Malaysia Super League. He spent just the one year with the Malaysians before returning to play football in Australia.

In 2005, he signed a two-year contract with A-League side Perth Glory FC.