Midfielder Benjamin Kantarovski
- Height 183cm
- Weight 83kg
- D.O.B. 20/1/92
- Born Newcastle
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: Ben Kantarovski injury update
Newcastle Jets can confirm that Ben Kantarovski has suffered a Grade 2 quad tear in Sunday's win over the Central Coast Mariners. The midfielder went down during the early stages of the #F3Derby, and scans on Monday confirmed the injury. It is expected that Ben will be side
A-League: Kanta signs two-season extension
Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce that the Club's most capped player, Ben Kantarovski, has signed a two-year contract extension. The new deal will see Kantarovski, who currently boasts 187 Hyundai A-League appearances for the Jets, remain in Newcastle until at least the e
University: Pair of Jets graduate
Ben Kantarovski has been juggling football with university studies for most of his career. This week, the Jets midfielder will graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology to his name which he says was 'eight or nine' years in the making. Kantarovski's part-time study, coupled wi