Defender Tomislav Mrcela

  • Height 195cm
  • Weight 88kg
  • D.O.B. 1/10/90
  • Born Perth
Jersey Number
16

Biography

The Perth-born, 1.95m centre-back penned a two-year-deal with his hometown club ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

The 27-year-old made the move to Croatia with his family in 1996 before joining the RNK Split Academy side in 2001.

The West Australian would go on to spend eight years in Split, gaining invaluable experience as a youth team captain, before making the transition to first team football in the Croatian lower leagues.

Following a season each at Imotski (loan), Mosor, Hrvatski Dragovoljac and two with Zagreb-based side Lokomotiva, where he gained Europa League experience, Mrcela then signed for South Korea K-League outfit Jeonnam Dragons in 2016.

He subsequently became a fixture in the heart of the defence for the Dragons, eventually chalking up 49 appearances.

On the international front, meanwhile, Mrcela has been on the cusp of a Socceroos debut since gaining his first call-up to the squad in 2015.

Hyundai A-League 2018/19