An under-rated central-midfielder, Jedinak is tough-tackling yet possessing good technical skills. Those ball-playing abilities combined with a lethally powerful shot makes him dangerous in and around the penalty area. The aggression he brings to the centre of the park belies a softly-spoken gentle nature off the field. The Sydney-born Jedinak has regularly been brought into Pim Verbeek’s national team squads since debuting against Singapore in March 2008.
Competing for a starting berth against the likes of Culina, Grella and Valeri have left the 25-year-old with only limited opportunities to impress. However Jedinak has performed admirably whenever donning the green and gold and he played three matches in the Socceroos push for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Performing well for Australia at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2003, Jedinak had a brief stint at Varteks in Croatia, the country of his heritage. However his career waned somewhat and the tall midfielder was only plucked from the obscurity of semi-professional football four years ago when he signed with Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A-League. Consistently outstanding performances led to his Socceroo call-up and eventually a move to Turkey. After 18 months at Genclerbirligi, Jedinak secured a move to fellow Turkish Super League club Antalyaspor where he has been a key member of the team.