Australian goalkeeper, Zeljko Kalac, was known as "Spider" for his spindling figure. Over two metres in height, Kalac quickly became an asset in goal for Sydney Croatia at age 16. He made 143 National Soccer League appearances from 1989 to 1998, winning the league's best goalkeeper plaudits in 1994 and 1995.
After a lucrative move to Leicester City in 1995, where he only made one league appearance, Kalac returned to Sydney United (Croatia) before joining Roda JC Kerkrade in 1998. He made 115 appearances for the club. In 2002, he ventured to Italy, where Umbrian club Perugia secured his services. Relegated to Serie B then Serie C1, he was looking for a better opportunity.
Kalac's next move would change his career. AC Milan signed him on a free transfer as cover for Brazilian, Dida. He would go on to play 38 matches for the Rossoneri. In 2007, he won the coveted UEFA Champions League. His greatest career achievement.
His presence in the national team setup was as a number two, backing up Mark Bosnich and Mark Schwarzer. In 2006, he realised a dream, representing Australia against Croatia at the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
A stint at Kavala in Greece lasted a season before he turned out one last time for Sydney United, retiring from professional football in 2011. This design pays tribute to Spider Kalac - one of the most iconic goalkeepers in Australia's football history.
Spider Kalac T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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