Forward Kosta Barbarouses
- Height 171cm
- Weight 68kg
- D.O.B. 19/2/90
- Born Wellington
A speedy forward with an eye for goal, New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses has achieved plenty in the Hyundai A-League.
Barbarouses made a welcome return to Melbourne Victory in June 2017, after a short stint with Wellington Phoenix.
The Kiwi was the leading scorer in Ange Postecoglou's all-conquering, Championship-winning Brisbane Roar side in 2010/11 before heading aboard for spells in Russia and Greece.
He later established himself as one of Victory's keys to success, finishing fourth in the Johnny Warren Medal as the club won the Premiership-Championship double in 2014/15.
MVFC Appearances (as at the start of the 2017/2018 season)
Hyundai A-League: 73 appearances
AFC Champions League: 14 appearances
Westfield FFA Cup: 9 appearances
Total: 96 appearances
Hyundai A-League 2018/19
In-form Barbarouses focused on team job
Melbourne Victory forward Kosta Barbarouses is in a rich vein of form of late. On Sunday he registered his 10th goal of the season – becoming the sixth player in the league to double figures – and has netted six times in the past five matches. “I think [my form] has been g
Barbarouses praises fan impact
Melbourne Victory forward Kosta Barbarouses has praised the role of the Club’s fans in Saturday night’s 2-1 victory over Sydney FC. The annual Australia Day meeting of the Hyundai A-League’s two biggest rivals drew in excess of twenty thousand spectators to AAMI Park, and the
Report: Victory 3-3 Wellington
Melbourne Victory came from two goals behind in the second half to share the points with Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park. Sum...ry Victory missed the chance to bridge the gap on Perth Glory but remain second on the Hyundai A-League table, while the Phoenix extend its unbeate
Barbarouses scores 50th Hyundai A-League goal
Having been made to wait five matches to turn Hyundai A-League goal 49 into 50, Kosta Barbarouses wasted no time netting goals 51 and 52 on Tuesday night. The Melbourne Victory forward became the eighth man to reach a half-century of league goals with his penalty early in the
Barbarouses: The challenges will keep on coming
It’s been one of the best starts Melbourne Victory has ever had to a Hyundai A-League season. Through seven rounds Victory has the most potent attack, most miserly defence and are hot on the heels of the ladder-leading Perth Glory. Five wins in succession has Melbourne in
2015 FFA Cup Final: Where are they now?
Wednesday marks the three-year anniversary of Melbourne Victory's 2-0 FFA Cup Final triumph over Perth Glory at AAMI Park. We take a 'where are they now?' look at our squad from that day... Starting XI Goalkeeper: Danny Vukovic Vukovic now plays in Belgium with Pro Leag
Injured Athiu to miss Newcastle trip
Kevin Muscat looks set to shuffle his forward line for Saturday's trip to Newcastle after Kenny Athiu was ruled out of the travelling squad. Athiu was forced from the field with a hamstring injury in the Round 2 clash with Perth Glory at AAMI Park. “Kenny will be 4-5 weeks
Barbarouses enjoying challenge of new role
Kosta Barbarouses says he is enjoying his role in Kevin Muscat's new-look formation, despite back-to-back defeats to open the 2018/19 season. Sunday night's clash with Perth, which was decided by a late Chris Ikonomidis winner, was Barbarouses' 100th Hyundai A-League match for
Barbarouses suspended for one match
Kosta Barbarouses has been suspended for one match following his red card in Saturday's A-League fixture against Western Sydney Wanderers. The Match Review Panel (MRP) determined that Barbarouses had committed the offence of “Serious unsporting conduct”. The MRP confirmed t
Barbarouses eyeing off third place ahead of crucial Derby
Kosta Barbarouses believes Friday night’s Melbourne Derby has the ‘perfect script’ as Melbourne Victory aims to close the gap on Melbourne City. Victory heads into the clash at AAMI Park four points behind third-placed City with six games to play before finals. Barbarouses
Barbarouses returns for Victory
Kosta Barbarouses is set to make his return in Melbourne Victory's Hyundai A-League clash against the Newcastle Jets on Thursday night. Barbarouses, 27, has missed Victory's past three matches – a win and two draws – due to international commitments with New Zealand. He has