Defender Ivan Franjic
- Height 180cm
- Weight 76kg
- D.O.B. 10/9/87
- Born Melbourne
Franjic is a hugely experienced player, having made 20 appearances for Australia, including in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as well as the 2015 Asian Cup where he collected a winners' medal after Ange Postecoglou’s side defeated South Korea in the Final.
At club level, he was an integral member of the record-breaking Brisbane Roar side that claimed back-to-back Hyundai A-League Championships in 2010-11 and 2011-12, while also taking out the title in 2013-14 and Premiership in 2010-11 and 2013-14.
His performances throughout his 115 appearances with Roar earned him a move to Europe, where he signed for Russian Premier League outfit Torpedo Moscow.
The Melbourne-born player, who is comfortable on either side of the defence, returned to the Hyundai A-League in 2015 with Melbourne City and was named in the PFA A-League Team of the Decade that year.
Following his stint with City, Franjic signed with Roar for the most recent campaign where he scored twice in 16 games as John Aloisi’s side reach the finals.
Hyundai A-League 2018/19
World Cup memories and pre-season intensity - Franjic opens up
With the business end of the World Cup now upon us and massive upsets continuing to unfold in what has been a thrilling tournament, we decided to ask new Glory recruit Ivan Franjic to relive his experiences with the Socceroos at the 2014 campaign in Brazil. Franjic, who signed