A-League: Young Socceroos Stamatelopoulos joins Jets 




Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of former Young Socceroos striker Apostolos Stamatelopoulos for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

According to Jets football manager Joel Griffiths, the 21-year-old is a welcomed and valuable addition to the squad. 

“AP is a genuine number 9,” Griffiths said.

“He has plenty of pace and the vision and ability to get into good goal-scoring areas. He has a wealth of potential and is only scratching the surface, which makes him an exciting prospect. 

“He’s also a player with plenty to prove which gives him a danger factor and as a Club, we believe he will be a valuable asset.

“We are very excited to have him join our organisation.” 

The young forward made his A-League debut for Adelaide United at just 18.

His four goals in 15 appearances for the Reds, saw him land a place in the Young Socceroos team. 

However, Stamatelopoulos was limited to just 12 appearances for Western United last season and failed to feature in for the Club this year.



The arrival of Stamatelopoulos will prove a welcome addition to the Club’s attacking stocks, although he will not be unable to kit up for the Jets until the A-League transfer window opens on February 16.

“The delay in being able to play him certainly isn’t a negative,” Griffiths said.

“He will have plenty of time to settle in and get familiar with the way we play and establish some connections with his teammates.

“Come mid-February, he’ll be itching to get on the pitch.”