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10 things to know about Tom Rogic

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Tom Rogic has joined the Albion on a one-year deal with a further year's option in the club's favour.

The Australia international arrives at The Hawthorns having spent close to a decade north of the border at Celtic, where he won trophy after trophy.

Here are some interesting pieces of information you may like to know about our new signing.


Rogic, 29, was born in Griffith, Canberra – Australia’s capital city – on December 16 1992. He is of Serbian descent and attended Radford College, which is in an area that shares its name with the Baggies manager, Bruce. 

As a youngster, Tom played for a number of clubs including Woden Weston, Tuggeranong United, ANU FC and Belconnen United. In 2010, aged just 17, the midfielder represented Australia at the 2010 AFC Futsal Championship in Uzbekistan. Rogic scored a hat-trick in their first game against Kuwait, once in their second match against Iran and twice in their final group fixture against Tajikistan. 

Albion’s new man earned a move to Central Coast Mariners in January 2012 and, by February, was winning the A-League’s Young Player of the Month award. Rogic was part of the Mariners team which finished first in the 2011/12 A-League, but were then beaten in the semi-final of the finals series by eventual winners Brisbane Roar.

His performances in his homeland earned him a move to Scottish giants Celtic in January 2013. Rogic made his debut for the Celts in an SPL fixture away at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, helping his new side to a 3-1 victory with a Man of the Match performance. 

Rogic in action for Celtic in 2013

Tom scored his first Celtic goal in a 2-0 win at Partick Thistle in August 2015. The playmaker would go on to score 10 goals for the Bhoys in Green that season.

The Australian’s best goalscoring season for the Glasgow club came the following year in 2016/17 when he bagged 12 in 37 appearances in all competitions. Rogic scored in the Scottish Premiership, the UEFA Champions League, the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish FA Cup. His goal in the Scottish FA Cup was a memorable last-minute winner against Aberdeen at Hampden Park in the final. 

Tom won 16 major honours during his nine years at Celtic Park. He helped Celtic win six league titles, five Scottish FA Cups and five Scottish League Cups as the Hoops dominated domestically. Rogic was also part of the Celtic team which won a historic quadruple treble between 2016 and 2020.

Rogic will be fondly remembered by Celtic fans for his contributions in the Old Firm derbies. The 29-year-old scored six times against Rangers and helped the Hoops win 11 of the 19 matches against them in which he featured. 

Rogic has more than 50 Australia caps to his name having made his debut for the Socceroos in 2012 against South Korea. He has scored 10 international goals, with his most recent coming in January 2022 against Vietnam in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. 

The 29-year-old was part of the Socceroos squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Rogic started all three group games for Australia against France, Denmark and Peru.

Rogic playing against Peru at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
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