EuROOvision 2016-17 wrapup – Germany and Netherlands

EuROOvision 2016-17 wrapup – Germany and Netherlands

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The 2016-17 season saw plenty of highs and lows for our Socceroos talent across Germany and the Netherlands as our boys continued to trot along nicely.

It was a frustrating first season in Europe for Stefan Mauk who made just three appearances for NEC in the Dutch Eredivisie. Those appearances accumulated to just 50 minutes of action, while he was on the bench on 22 occasions. Things were only compounded by relegation to the second division.

READ MORE: EuROOvision 2016-17 wrapup – UK

Socceroos ready: No

For Kenny Dougall and Craig Goodwin, it was very much a different story as Sparta Rotterdam narrowly avoided relegation. Former Adelaide United man Goodwin was a hero on the final day of the season as he scored a double and provided an assist to will Sparta out of the relegation zone. He finished the season with 30 appearances and four goals. Meanwhile, Dougall completed his campaign with 22 appearances and one goal.

Socceroos ready: Dougall no, Goodwin yes 

FC Groningen also featured an Aussie duo of their own with Jason Davidson and Ajdin Hrustic in action. A forgotten man in recent times, Davidson did his Socceroos chances no harm with a respectable 22 appearances having joined the club on loan from Huddersfield Town. Twenty-year-old Hrustic burst onto the scene late in the season, making a total of seven appearances (all from the bench) and scoring his maiden professional goal.

Socceroos ready: Davidson yes, Hrustic unknown 

Brad Jones enjoyed the best season of all the Aussies in the Netherlands, playing a major role in Feyenoord’s first league title since 1999. The Australian veteran made a total of 39 appearances in between the sticks, keeping 19 clean sheets across the season.

Socceroos ready: Yes 

Across to Germany, where Ben Halloran endured an indifferent season for Heidenheim as they finished sixth on the 2.Bundesliga table. The former Brisbane Roar man made a total of 20 appearances for the season, scoring two goals. He will be joined in the division by Brandon Borello (FC Kaiserslautern) and Jamie Maclaren (SV Darmstadt) next season.

Socceroos ready: No 

While two Aussies make their way to the 2.Bundesliga, Mitch Langerak finds himself on the way out following a title-winning campaign with VfB Stuttgart. Langerak was inspirational for Stuttgart during the course of the season making a total of 34 appearances, keeping nine clean sheets.

Socceroos ready: Yes 

FC Ingolstadt may have suffered relegation to the second division of German football but Mathew Leckie is staying put in the Bundesliga after earning a move to Hertha Berlin. Leckie put together a positive season for Ingolstadt with two assists in 32 appearances, although he did not manage to get on the scoresheet.

Socceroos ready: Yes 

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