A cultured central defender with good technique and ball control who remains cool under pressure. Socceroo fans have held high hopes for Spiranovic since he first came to into focus four years ago as a teenager however injuries have seemingly blighted the 21-year-old at every turn.
After featuring for Australia at the FIFA U-17 FIFA World Cup Peru 2005 Spiranovic completed a stunning rise from the junior ranks after debuting in the Bundesliga at just 18 for Nuremberg in January 2007. Spiranovic enjoyed semi-regular first-team action and was on the pitch when the club won the German Cup in 2007. He also featured in the subsequent UEFA Cup campaign the following season. Serious hamstring and ankle injuries followed and kept the Geelong-raised stopper out of action for a lengthy period. As part of his rehab, and with one eye on South Africa 2010, Spiranovic was loaned out to Japanese giants Urawa Red Diamonds in January.
Though called up for Australia’s friendly against Uruguay in June 2007, Spiranovic did not see game time and was omitted from Australia's 2007 AFC Asian Cup squad. He finally made his national team debut in May the following year against Ghana and played in his one and only FIFA World Cup™ qualifier a month later against China in Sydney.