Eugene Josip Galekovic simply known as Eugene Galekovic is an Australian professional football player. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Australia National Team and Australian soccer club, Melbourne City FC.
Apart from playing several football clubs, he has played for the youth team of Australia and made his senior debut for Australia in 2009.
Galekovic also represented Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2010 as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has won the AFC Asian Cup with the Australian squad in 2015.
Eugene Galekovic was born to Australian parents on 12 June 1981 in Melbourne, Australia. He started his playing career with the youth team of Chelsea Hajduk and Bulleen Lions.
His annual salary is estimated to be around $200 thousand which he receives playing for Melbourne City FC. In 2017, Tim Cahil was the highest paid player in the club and also in the league with $4 million wage.
He has a market worth in the range of € 600,000 as of 2017, with his highest being € 1 million in 2009.
Looking at his professional playing career, his net worth could be estimated to around $ 850,000. Maximum of his net worth is built through his professional career in football.
Eugene Galekovic started his senior playing career with Australian soccer club, Melbourne Knights in 1999 and later signed with Australian clubs such as Eastern Pride and South Melbourne.
Galekovic then moved to Portugal and joined the Portuguese football club, Beira Mar in 2004.
After returning back to Australia, he signed with Melbourne Victory in 2005 and was the part of the victorious Melbourne team that won the A-League Championship and A-League Premiership in 2006/07.
The Australian goalkeeper then signed with fellow Australian club, Adelaide United in 2007.
He was the ace goalkeeper for Adelaide United during his decade-long playing stint with the club, with the team he was the part of the team that went on to win the A-League Premiership and A-League Championship in 2015/16.
Galekovic was also awarded goalkeeper of the year in 2008/09,2009/10,2013/14 and 2014/15 while he was with Adelaide United.
He is currently playing for Australian club, Melbourne City FC whom he signed a two-year contract in the summer of 2017.
After having represented Australia in their U23 team, he made his full senior international debut for Australia against Indonesia during AFC Asian Cup Qualifier on 28 January 2009.
He has played in 8 matches and was the part of the successful Australian squad captained by Mile Jedinak alongside striker, Tim Cahill, and midfielder, Mathew Leckie that won the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia.
Currently 36, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 91 kg. He is married to his girlfriend, Nancy Timpano. The pair tied their knots among their family in a small ceremony.
The couple is blessed with a son, Jayden Timpano Galekovic born on 20 April 2016 who according to the reports is the first child of the couple.