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Ante Čović ( ; born 13 June 1975 in Sydney) is an Australian football player of Croatian origin. He is a goalkeeper who currently plays for IF Elfsborg. Covic was a member of the Australian national squad as third-string goalkeeper in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germanymarker.


Club career

He formerly played for Hammarbymarker in Swedenmarker, as well as Marconi Stallions and Sydney Olympic in Australia's old National Soccer League, PAOK Salonika and AO Kavala in Greecemarker and Dinamo Zagreb in Croatiamarker.

Newcastle Jets

Covic made his A-League debut in a 3-2 loss to Adelaide United in December 2006 at Hindmarsh Stadiummarker. Covic was the starting goalkeeper for Newcastle Jets in the 2007 season which he won the A-league championship. On March 17 2009, it was announced that Covic was leaving the Jets for a 3-year deal with Swedish club IF Elfsborg.

International career

He was part of the Australian squad for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and was Australia's third choice goalkeeper behind Mark Schwarzer and Željko Kalac for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germanymarker.

He made his debut for Australia against Bahrain on 22 February 2006 in an Asian Cup qualifier. On 22 March 2008 he earned his second cap against Singapore in an international friendly and was captain for part of the second half after Harry Kewell and Jade North left the field.


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