Chris Coyne

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Chris Coyne
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Personal information
Full name Christopher John Coyne
Date of birth (1978-12-20) 20 December 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Perth SC 15 (0)
1996–2000 West Ham United 1 (0)
1998 Brentford (loan) 7 (0)
1999 Southend United (loan) 1 (0)
2000–2001 Dundee 20 (0)
2001–2008 Luton Town 221 (14)
2008–2009 Colchester United 32 (1)
2009–2012 Perth Glory 32 (0)
2010 Liaoning Whowin (loan) 20 (0)
National team
1995 Australia U-17 7 (0)
1999–2000 Australia U-23 8 (0)
2008–2009 Australia 7 (0)
Teams managed
2013- Bayswater City SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Christopher "Chris" Coyne (born 20 December 1978) is an Australian former football (soccer) player and coach of the Bayswater City SC.

Biography[edit]

Club career[edit]

He began his career with Perth S.C. before moving to England in 1996 to join West Ham United. He spent a season at Scottish Premier League club Dundee and then joined English Football League club, Luton Town, in 2001, where he spent six and a half years, making over 200 league appearances and twice winning promotion. He joined Colchester United in 2007, leaving the club in July 2009 by mutual consent. He made his international debut in June 2008 and has made seven appearances for Australia.

Coyne, who is the older brother of Jamie Coyne of Perth Glory, started his career with Australia side Perth S.C. before a £20 000 move to England with West Ham United in January 1996,[1] where he was part of the West Ham youth team that reached the FA Youth Cup final in 1996. After loan spells at Brentford and Southend and one appearance for West Ham against Leeds United,[2][3] Coyne moved to Scottish Premier League club Dundee on a free transfer in March 2000.[4] He made his debut for Dundee in August 2000,[5] and made 28 appearances in all competitions during the 2000–01 season.[6]

At the beginning of the 2001–02 season, he joined English Division Three club Luton Town for a transfer fee of £50,000.[7] Manager Joe Kinnear described him as "22 [years old], six foot two, an Australian international ... big and strong and uncompromising. He can pass with both feet. He reads it well, and he's young enough to improve." He scored an own goal on his debut for Luton against Lincoln in September 2001,[8] but successfully established himself in the first team, making 31 appearances in that season,[9] despite suffering a knee ligament in December 2001 that sidelined him for several weeks,[10] and helping Luton to set a club record of winning twelve successive games and to promotion to Division Two.[11][12]

Coyne made almost 100 appearances for Luton over the next two seasons,[13][14] and agreed a new two year contract in May 2004.[15] He made a further 44 appearances in the 2004–05 season,[16] as Luton won the Football League One championship.[17][18] He won a Football League's Player of the Month Award for April 2005,[19] and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Season.[20] Coyne struggled with injuries in the 2005–06 season, ultimately requiring knee surgery in April 2006, which ended his season.[21][22] Coyne signed a new three year contract in August 2006,[23] and after the departure of Kevin Nicholls, was named club captain. His 2006–07 season was disrupted however by a recurrence of his knee injuries that led to further surgery in October 2006.[24][25]

Luton went into administration during the 2007–08 season and Coyne was sold to Colchester United for a Colchester record transfer fee of £350,000 in January 2008 to obtain necessary funding for the club.[26][27] Colchester manager Geraint Williams said: "It's great news for the club. Chris is a defender with experience and leadership qualities."[27] However, Coyne was unable to help prevent Colchester from being relegated at the end of the season.[28] Coyne was named Colchester United club captain for the 2008–09 season,[29] but selection for the Australia national team, injuries and a change of management meant that he struggled to hold on to a place in the first team,[30] and at the end of the season, he met with the club management to resolve his future.[31] He left the club by mutual consent in July 2009, saying, "Unfortunately, after 18 months here, it's time to move on. It was made clear that I wasn't going to play week in, week out and I felt that I had to look at that and address it. Also, there isn't much of a chance for the Australian manager to watch League One football but in Australia, I'm guaranteed to play 27 games in front of him."[32] Coyne scored once for the club, his goal coming in a 4-3 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on 29 March 2008.[33]

Coyne returned to Australia to join A-League club Perth Glory on a three-year contract.[34] On 5 March 2010 it was announced that Coyne had signed on loan to Chinese Super League club Liaoning Hongyun as a means to improve his chances of being selected for Australia during the 2010 World Cup.[35] He made his Chinese Super League debut in a 2-1 win over Shaanxi Chanba on 4 April.[36]

Club appearances[edit]

(to end of 2008–09 season)

Season Club League
Apps (goals)
FA Cup/
Scottish Cup
Apps (goals)
League Cup
Apps (goals)
Other
Apps (goals)
Total
Apps (goals)
1998–99 West Ham United 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) [37]
1998–99 Brentford (loan) 7 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 8 (0) [38]
1998–99 Southend United (loan) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) [39]
1999–00 West Ham United 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) [40]
2000–01 Dundee 18 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 24 (0) [41]
2001–02 Dundee 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 4 (0) [42]
2001–02 Luton Town 31 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (3) [43]
2002–03 Luton Town 40 (1) 2 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 44 (1) [44]
2003–04 Luton Town 44 (2) 5 (0) 2 (1) 2 (0) 53 (3) [45]
2004–05 Luton Town 40 (5) 3 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 44 (5) [46]
2005–06 Luton Town 30 (2) 1 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 34 (2) [47]
2006–07 Luton Town 18 (1) 3 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 22 (1) [48]
2007–08 Luton Town 18 (0) 4 (1) 3 (0) 0 (0) 25 (1) [49]
2007–08 Colchester United 16 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 16 (1) [50]
2008–09 Colchester United 19 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0) 2 (0) 21 (1) [51]

A-League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 28 April 2012)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Perth Glory 2009-10 24 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 25 0 0
2010-11 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 0
2011-12 7 0 0 - - - - - - 7 0 0
Total 32 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 32 0 0

International career[edit]

Chris Coyne training before a match.

Coyne was brought into the Australian squad for the World Cup 2010 qualifiers against Iraq and Qatar in June 2008.[52] He impressed in training with Australia manager Pim Verbeek saying: "Chris is a leader, a tough defender. I think he can play at a higher level, but we shall see. I think it’s better to play a little bit more organised in the backline, and then we can use a player like Chris."[53] He made his debut for Australia in the 0–1 defeat to Iraq in Dubai, impressing with the way he marshalled the defence, leading Verbeek to praise him again, saying, "He's an experienced player, he knows what he's doing and he's made a good impression on us. He's a leader. He's a very good header, he's never in panic."[54]

Coyne next played in the friendly games against South Africa in August 2008,[55] and against The Netherlands in September 2008.[56] He followed these with a strong performance against Uzbekistan in Australia's 1–0 victory in their opening final stage pool game for the 2010 World Cup in September 2008.[57][58] His fifth appearance for the Australia national team came in the 1–0 win against Bahrain in November 2008.[59] His next appearances were in June 2009 as Australia drew with Qatar to secure their place in the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa,[60] and followed that up a few days later with a 2–0 win over Bahrain.[61] He and team mate Harry Kewell were rested for the final World Cup qualifying match against Japan a week later.[62]

International appearances[edit]

(to 21 June 2009)

0Date 0Competition 0Opponent 0Result
0(Australia
0score first)
0Venue 0Match
0report
07 June 2008 02010 FIFA World Cup 0Iraq 0000–1 0Dubai 0[1]
019 August 2008 0Friendly 0South Africa 0002–2 0London 0[2]
06 September 2008 0Friendly 0The Netherlands 0002–1 0Eindhoven 0[3]
010 September 2008 02010 FIFA World Cup 0Uzbekistan 0001–0 0Tashkent 0[4]
019 November 2008 02010 FIFA World Cup 0Bahrain 0001–0 0Manama 0[5]
06 June 2009 02010 FIFA World Cup 0Qatar 0000–0 0Doha 0[6]
010 June 2009 02010 FIFA World Cup 0Bahrain 0002–0 0Sydney 0[7]

Managerial career[edit]

In 2013 Coyne took on the head coach role at Bayswater City SC in the WA Premier League.[63]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

West Ham United[64]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Games played by Chris Coyne in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "West Ham 1 Leeds 5". Sporting Life. 1999. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Graeme (31 March 2000). "Coyne signs for Dundee". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dundee snap up del Rio". BBC Sport. 22 August 2000. Retrieved 16 June 2009. "Coyne made his league debut for Dundee when he replaced the injured Marco De Marchi at Love Street on Saturday." 
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  7. ^ "Coyne and Tweed leave". BBC Sport. 29 August 2001. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Luton 1-1 Lincoln". BBC Sport. 18 September 2001. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
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  10. ^ Livie, Alex (30 December 2001). "Knee woe for Coyne". Sky Sports. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Matt (8 April 2002). "Luton hit the top". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 21 June 2009. "Luton extended their club-record run to 12 successive victories with a 4-0 humbling of Hull City, ending Plymouth's long stay at the Third Division summit." 
  12. ^ "Swansea 1-3 Luton". BBC Sport. 30 March 2002. Retrieved 21 June 2009. "Luton claimed promotion to Division Two with a victory at Swansea." 
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  35. ^ Glory's Coyne Heads For China
  36. ^ 两大王牌联袂建功孙继海染红 辽足2比1爆冷胜陕西(Chinese)
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  53. ^ Khan, Alam. "Emerton wants to be on big stage again". The National (Abu Dhabi Media Company PJSC). Retrieved 21 June 2009. "Verbeek has been impressed in training after only calling [Coyne] up as the 35th man in his squad. He said: "Chris is a leader, a tough defender. I think he can play at a higher level, but we shall see. I think it’s better to play a little bit more organised in the backline, and then we can use a player like Chris."" [dead link]
  54. ^ Hand, Guy (10 June 2008). "Socceroos coach banking on Coyne". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
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  58. ^ Cockerill, Michael (12 September 2008). "They know now how good we are". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 June 2009. "... Verbeek was rewarded with a professional performance highlighted by the defensive steel of skipper Lucas Neill and his rookie partner, Chris Coyne." 
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  62. ^ Rielly, Stephen (16 June 2009). "Kewell too tired to take on Japan". The Australian. Retrieved 21 June 2009. [dead link]
  63. ^ Coyne set for Bayswater challenge Goal Weekly
  64. ^ "FA Youth Cup Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  65. ^ "Individual Awards". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karl Duguid
Colchester United Captain
2008
Succeeded by
Dean Hammond