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Australian Premier League players: Harry Kewell

Posted on | October 25, 2012 | No Comments

Alongside the strong promotion of the league – both through live television coverage and the availability of promotional activities at online casino sites and other places, one of the factors which greatly contributes to the enormous public enthusiasm for the English Premiership in other countries is the fact that so many players from different countries play in the league. After all, there can be little doubt that football fans, say, in Australia would want to keep track of the career progress of their favourite Socceroos stars – more and more of whom are opting to try their luck in English football. One of the Australian stars from the last decade to make a big impression on football in the UK is Harry Kewell.

The Australian midfielder played for two big English clubs during his time in UK football: Leeds and Liverpool, but arguably his most striking period as a player came during his time with the former. He had an eight-year career with Leeds United, running from 1995 to 2003, and was a major part of the team that reached such heights at the turn of the century – including making it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1999/00 season; although unfortunately for Kewell, he was ordered off during this tie, which contributed to Leeds’ eventual defeat to Galatasaray. The side would go on to reach even greater heights when they made it to the semis of the Champions League the following season, and the Australian again played a major role in this.

He moved to Liverpool in 2003, in controversial fashion, with Leeds United collapsing under the weight of excessive debts, and his time on Merseyside rarely reached the same heights. Kewell began to be more affected by injury and inconsistency, although he was selected for the Champions League final in 2004 – only to be substituted early in the game due to injury. His career for the Australian national team – which began at the age of 17, making him their youngest ever debutant –has been an impressive one, yielding 17 goals in 56 appearances.
Kewell has kept online casino sites on their toes throughout his carrier, like many footballers before him. One online casino even has a football slots game called Game on! which can be found in In the game the reels have nostalgic football themes on them and you get to play the game with good old fashioned trading cards. Ending up in an online casino game is a great achievement for any footballer, and no doubt Kewell has a similar future.



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