Ahead of Adelaide United’s Round 2 trip to Brisbane Roar, we take a look at four notable players who have represented both sides throughout their respective careers.
Vidošić began his professional career at the formerly named Queensland Roar in 2006 as a 19-year-old. He played 17 matches in his debut season, scoring five goals and his stellar form eventually saw him earn a transfer to Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg. After a four-year stint in Germany, the attacking midfielder-cum-winger joined the Reds in 2011. In his first season the Socceroo international netted five goals before scoring an impressive 10 during the 2012/13 season.
Sergio van Dijk
The most prolific striker in Reds’ history from a goal-to-games ratio perspective, Sergio van Dijk picked up where he left off after arriving directly from Brisbane in 2010. In his two seasons at Brisbane, the Dutch-born Indonesian international established a name for himself as one of the most lethal finishers in the competition. His move to Adelaide proved even more fruitful scoring 28 goals in 60 matches during his two-and-a-half years with the Club. He was awarded the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot Award for the 2010/11 season – bagging 17 goals.
An uncompromising centre-back, Ognenovski was the cornerstone in the Reds’ backline particularly during the 2008/09 campaign. The then 28-year-old signed for Adelaide ahead of the 2008 Asian Champions League, following two seasons at the Roar. His leadership and inspirational attributes were infectious as the team put together a remarkable and unprecedented ACL Cup run in which they reached the final. He also played an integral role in the Hyundai A-League before falling short in the 2009 Grand Final. Ognenovski’s superb displays failed to go unnoticed and he subsequently secured a move to Asia and went on to collect 22 caps with the Socceroos.
Zullo played for his hometown Brisbane Roar for three seasons between 2007 and 2010. A move to Eredivisie outfit Utrecht followed, where he featured in more than 30 games in three years. Zullo returned to Australia and joined Adelaide on a one-year loan deal in search of regular playing time for the 2013/14 season. He featured predominantly a left-back, amassing 24 appearances and laying on a further four assists during the campaign under former boss, Josep Gombau.
Adelaide United will face Brisbane Roar in Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Friday, 13 October at Suncorp Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.