Kosta Barbarouses

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Kosta Barbarouses started his professional career at the Phoenix in 2008 and is now one of the A-League’s most decorated players.

The All Whites forward has played more than 250 A-League matches, winning titles with Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory (twice) and Sydney FC.

Barbarouses spent his first two A-League seasons in Wellington before heading to Brisbane, where he scored 12 goals to help the Roar lift the 2011 title.

After two seasons in Europe he returned to Australia and joined the Melbourne Victory. Barbarouses scored in the Victory’s 3-0 grand final win over Sydney FC in 2015.

He spent the 2016-17 season with the Phoenix before returning to the Victory, where he scored 28 goals over the next two years, including the match-winner against the Newcastle Jets in the 2018 A-League title decider.

Barbarouses moved to Sydney FC the following year and started for the Sky Blues in the 2020 and 2021 grand finals.

He re-joined his hometown club on a two-year deal in June 2022 after being limited to just 11 A-League appearances in his final season in Sydney, having fractured his ankle in training.

In June Barbarouses re-joined his hometown club on a two-year deal.

He has also amassed 54 caps for the All Whites since making his debut in 2008, having previously represented New Zealand at under-17 and under-20 level.

> 2022-23 season

Kosta Barbarouses marked his return to Wellington by scoring in the Phoenix’s Australia Cup win over Melbourne City.

He also found the back of the net against City in round four of the A-League, securing the Nix a draw with the eventual premiership winners.

Barbarouses featured in 24 of the team’s 27 league matches, including their elimination final defeat to Adelaide United, missing three matches in February with a hamstring injury.

He started the All Whites’ first match against China in March before coming off the bench in the second match in Wellington.









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