Petrovski moves up the F3

The Newcastle Jets this afternoon confirm the signing of striker Sasho Petrovski for a period of two seasons. The 33-year-old will join the Hunter based club from local rivals the Central Coast Mariners.

The Newcastle Jets this afternoon confirm the signing of striker Sasho Petrovski for a period of two seasons. The 33-year-old will join the Hunter based club from local rivals the Central Coast Mariners.

Petrovski will be available on Matchday 1 of the Jets- first foray into the AFC Champions League when the team plays Beijing Guoan on Tuesday, 10 March, however he will not make the switch until the Mariners- 2009 FOXTEL Finals Series campaign has concluded.

A true goal poacher and one of the most prolific goalscorers in Australian domestic football for over a decade, Petrovski has already played for both of the Jets- intrastate rivals in the Hyundai A-League, Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners, scoring 28 goals in his 85 games with the two clubs. Before this he was one of the most potent strikers in the National Soccer League (NSL) competition, playing for the likes of Wollongong Wolves and Parramatta Power, and also enjoyed a stint abroad with Danish outfit Viborg FF.

“We-re very happy to have Sasho on board, particularly with our venture into the Asian Champions League on the horizon,” Jets- CEO John Tsatsimas said this afternoon.

“He brings a tremendous amount of experience to our squad, especially on the domestic front which will certainly be of great value to us moving forward. Having been such a dominant figure in Australian domestic football for some time, he will be someone that our younger players can learn and draw knowledge from.”

“Goalscorers of Sasho-s calibre, and with his excellent record, are quite difficult to come by in Australia and his presence in the final third is an attribute which makes him an ideal recruit for our club.”

“We wish Sasho all the very best of luck in this year-s Finals Series with the Mariners, but we-re also very much looking forward to having him here in Newcastle when he joins the rest of our team,” he said.

Sasho Petrovski Profile Date of Birth: March 5 1975 Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia Position: Striker

Playing History Year Club Appearances (Goals) 1993-1996 Bankstown City Lions 25 (5) 1997-1998 Parramatta Eagles 42 (30) 1998-2001 Wollongong Wolves 81 (40) 2001-2003 Viborg FF 43 (14) 2003-2004 Parramatta Power 15 (7) 2005-2007 Sydney FC 43 (14) 2007-2009 Central Coast Mariners 42 (14)

Achievements • 1999/2000 NSL Champions (Wollongong Wolves) • 2000/01 NSL Champions (Wollongong Wolves) • 2000/01 Oceania Club Champions (Wollongong Wolves) • 2000/01 NSL Top Goalscorer (Wollongong Wolves) • 2004/05 Oceania Club Champions (Sydney FC) • 2005/06 Hyundai A-League Champions (Sydney FC) • 2007/08 Hyundai A-League Premiers (Central Coast Mariners) • 2 Socceroos caps, 1 goal