Mickey Muratovic reflects on his rise from Oberon to Brisbane Roar

RAPID RISE: Mickey Muratovic pictured in the Oberon Review back in June, 2012. He's now scored two goals in as many matches for the Brisbane Roar.

RAPID RISE: Mickey Muratovic pictured in the Oberon Review back in June, 2012. He's now scored two goals in as many matches for the Brisbane Roar.

Two goals in recent weeks for Mickey Muratovic isn't a bad tally, considering he was once kicking around the frosty pitches of Oberon.

He's now one of Brisbane Roar's up-and-coming stars, but Muratovic first arrived in Oberon in 2011 and gave it a go for local side Oberon United Wolves.

It was evident early on that Muratovic wouldn't be in Oberon forever, as he quickly rose through the Western NSW FC ranks.

"After having a good few years out west I decided to take a challenge and head down to the NPL in Sydney for a year," Muratovic toldthe Western Advocate.

"I had a great season and from there I was invited to the Australian Institute of Sport and I was there for two years. Between then I represented the under 17s Australiam side multiple times.

"When the AIS came to an end I made my way into the Brisbane youth team in 2017 and from there I just stayed patient and worked hard until I finally got called up into the first team full time in December 2019.

"This is where I made my professional debut as a footballer."

Muratovic admitted his start at the Roar has been amazing.

"It's still a shock to this day," he said.

" I was having a great season in the National Youth League and that payed off with me getting called up."

And being a striker, he's been overwhelmed that his coach is none other than former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler.

"Having Robbie Fowler as a coach is all you can really ask for. He's played striker and was one of the best."

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