Mile Jedinak is living the dream.
The burly bearded defender is the captain of the Socceroos, and last night scored a hat-trick in Australia’s win 3-1 over Honduras that booked their spot at next year’s world cup in Russia.
They weren’t the most beautiful goals — a deflected free kick and two penalties — but they all count, and Jedinak made himself an Aussie hero with them last night.
Some legend jumped on Wikipedia immediately to reflect this new found status:
For reference, the Balon d’Or is the highest individual honour in soccer.
To be honest, they might be underselling him.