In our Hyundai A-League countdown series, we look at the men who make up the Central Coast Mariners squad… from player number 23, down to player number 1. Today, we focus on Stuart Musialik.
13. Stuart Musialik
In linking with Central Coast Mariners for Hyundai A-League season seven, midfielder Stuart Musialik also reconnects with his former mentor at Australian youth level, Graham Arnold.
Musialik was a key member of Arnold-s 2008 Beijing Olympics team, and arrives at the Mariners following successful spells with rivals Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.
Ordinarily deployed at defensive midfield, Musialik boasts two Hyundai A-League Championship medals as well as a host of experience playing in Asia.
At his peak, Musialik was regarded as a certain Qantas Socceroo of the future, and he will be looking to find that kind of form under Arnold for the Yellow and Navy this year. Musialik was included in Guus Hiddink-s Qantas Socceroos train-on squad prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany.
Major Honours Achieved 2004 - 2005 - Qantas Young Socceroos 2006 - Qantas Socceroos Extended Squad Member 2006 - 2008 - Qantas Olyroos 2007/08 - Hyundai A-League Championship (Newcastle Jets) 2009/10 - Hyundai A-League Premiership & Championship (Sydney FC)
DOB: 29 March, 1985
HAL Appearances: 127
In our Hyundai A-League countdown series, we look at the men who make up the Central Coast Mariners squad… from player number 23, down to player number 1.