Midfielder Benjamin Kantarovski

  • Height 183cm
  • Weight 83kg
  • D.O.B. 20/1/92
  • Born Newcastle
Jersey Number
5

Biography

5. The club record appearance holder and in his eleventh year at the club, Broadmeadow Magic junior and midfielder Ben Kantarovski is undeniably a Newcastle Jets legend.

In a career which has been hampered by troublesome knee injuries, Kantarovski has still carved out a reputation as one of the Jets’ best and most consistent players.

With more than 150 appearances for the club to his name, Kantarovski has solidified his place in the centre of the midfield but is equally adept at doing a job in defence.

The highlight of his time so far with the Newcastle Jets could well be his Player of the Year award back in 2008/09 season at age 17, or helping lead the Jets to a second ever championship decider in 2017/18.

Kantarovski made his professional debut with the Jets on 15 August 2008 in a 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners. At the time, it made him the youngest player in Hyundai A-League history.

QUESTION AND ANSWER:

What is your hidden talent … I can bake phenomenal cakes

What would you be doing (job-wise) if you weren’t a professional footballer … Either teaching or psychological work

Favourite childhood footballing memory … Playing backyard soccer with my brothers where there was no official rules and no official end time, so technically the games still running.

The best dressed in the team is … Jack Duncan

The worst dressed in the team is … Tie between Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Nigel Boogaard because they dress like they’re from a different era

If I could have any three dinner guests, dead or alive, they would be … Captain James Cook, Eddie Murphy & Nikola Tesla

If you were down to your last $20 what would you spend it on and why … Vanilla Coke and a box of Pizza Shapes

Favourite holiday destination … Croatia

Favourite food … A good pizza

Favourite Netflix show … Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Does sauce go in the fridge or the cupboard … Fridge

Favourite sport other than football is … European Handball

Who is your celebrity crush … Jennifer Aniston, for everyday of the week since 1992

Favourite superhero … Dr Strange

Signature dish in the kitchen … Macedonian baked rice

A-League 2020/2021