Clayton Zane (born 12 July 1977) is a retired Australian international football (soccer) player who is currently the head coach of the Newcastle Jets. His last club as a player was R.S.C. Anderlecht, where a two-year long injury prematurely ended his career in late 2005.
In the 2001 season, he was the
top scorer and awarded the Kniksen award as Striker of the Year in Norway. He earned 14 caps for Australia, scoring 6 goals.
Playing career [ edit ]
Club career [ edit ]
Zane was first brought to
Europe as a relative unknown by Norwegian team Molde. After scoring no goals in 14 matches he was deemed a failure and sold to Lillestrøm. In his first season in Lillestrøm he ended top scorer of the Norwegian Premier League with 17 goals and he was voted Norwegian Player of the Year some weeks later. He was then sold to Belgian club R.S.C. Anderlecht in 2002 where he scored twice in ten games.
International career [ edit ]
Australia at the 2001 Confederations Cup and is best remembered for scoring the only goal when Australia defeated subsequent champion France in the group stage. He scored a hat-trick for Australia against Cook Islands in June 2000. Zane was a member of the Australian squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. [1 ] [2 ]
Coaching career [ edit ]
On 9 August 2011 it was announced that he had signed a contract to be the coach at the Newcastle Jets W-League team.On 8 June 2012, Zane was announced as the youth team coach of the Newcastle United Jets Youth Squad.
In January 2014 Zane succeeded
Gary van Egmond as head coach of the Newcastle Jets. [3 ]
National team statistics [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
Individual [ edit ]
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