With the Central Coast Mariners Academy and youth squads famous for producing a number of talented individuals who have gone on to great heights, here at ccmariners.com.au we’ll be keeping an eye on the Mariners of yesteryear to see where they are at in Mariners around the World.
Mat Ryan – Brighton & Hove Albion
Ryan started the month of December off brightly, playing a big hand in Brighton’s win against Premier League giants Arsenal and putting in a number of other strong performances throughout the month. Draws against Wolverhampton and Crystal Palace helped them to 13th spot approaching the halfway mark of the season, despite a loss to Sheffield United.
Tom Rogic – Celtic
Midfielder Tom Rogic opened the month of December with a goal against Ross County as his Celtic side made it 10 wins in a row, and he continues to be an important part of their team as they chase another Scottish Premier League title.
Oliver Bozanic – Hearts
Oliver Bozanic played the first half for Hearts in a 2-0 loss to Rogic’s Celtic, and more recently scored his side’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to Hamilton that left Bozanic’s team in 12th place with just 12 points.
Bernie Ibini – Jeonbuk Hyundai
Bernie Ibini had reason to celebrate as December kicked off, winning the K-League title in Korea with Jeonbuk Hyundai, who he joined earlier this year. It was a tense finish to the season with Ibini’s side only sealing the title on the goals scored tiebreaker.
Mustafa Amini – AGF
Mustafa Amini scored a 25 yard winner in stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 away in against Esbjerg early in the month, before playing 90 minutes as his side beat ladder leaders FC Midtjylland to sit third while the league breaks over Christmas.
Danny Vukovic – KRC Genk
Sidelined after a horror injury earlier this year, fans have been excited to see Danny Vukovic getting back to work as his rehab continues ahead of returning to first team action.
1st day back in Belgium. 1st time using a ball in over 4 months.. Progress has been slow but it’s better than no progress.. ?? pic.twitter.com/i1AkxDjjpc
— Danny Vukovic (@vuka20) December 16, 2019
The Central Coast Mariners would like to wish all our former Mariners around the World a Merry Christmas, and the best of luck in the new year.