Getting to know… Tarek Elrich

Get to know Tarek Elrich, one of the Jets most gregarious characters.

Having played over 100 games for the Jets, Tarek Elrich is one of the few survivors from the glory days of a championship in season 3 of the A-League.

He has been with the Newcastle Jets since the inception of the A-League in 2005/06 and has definitely left his mark on the club. Known as the ‘bling king-, Tarek is also king of the kids and one of the dressing rooms most gregarious characters.

After a great start this season, having played in all 7 games so far, Elrich is excited for what the rest of the season may bring.

Full Name: Tarek Elrich Birthplace: Westmead Sydney Age: 24 Previous clubs: Sydney Olympic Representative Honours: Australian Under 20-s, Under 23-s, NSW Under 16/15, Australian School Boys, 3 Socceroos camps Individual Honours: Players player of the year 08/09 Rising star of the year 07/08 Team Honours: Grand Final Winners Childhood Football Hero: Ahmad Elrich/ Cantona Superstitions: Prayer Typical Match Day Meal: Chicken slimmer wrap at my local Dine away at the Junction Favourite Foods: Mums food and dine away Hobbies: Cars and property Favourite Holiday Destination: Anywhere in America and Bali Favourite TV Shows: Underbelly and 2 & a Half Men Favourite Music: RNB and Rap Favourite Film: Any Given Sunday and White Chicks Biggest Influence on Career: Family Which person in the world would you most like to meet?: Muhammed Ali