Pain with the Young Socceroos in 2013
|Full name||Connor Thomas Pain|
|Date of birth||11 November 1993|
|Place of birth||Hong Kong|
|Playing position||Left wing|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Connor Thomas Pain (born 11 November 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a forward for Melbourne Victory and for the Australia senior and under-20 national team. He signed his first professional contract on 3 March 2013.
His grandfather Tommy Casey played in Newcastle United's 1955 FA Cup Final‑winning team and for the Northern Ireland team which reached the quarter finals of the 1958 FIFA World Cup. His father, Craig Pain, was a rugby union player who played in the Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament between 1987 and 1993 and coached Hong Kong in the 2002 tournament.
Connor Pain was born in Hong Kong in 11 November 1993 to ex-patriate parents from England. He lived in Hong Kong for the first 8 years of his life, before moving to Melbourne. Pain attended St Kevin's College, Toorak for his secondary schooling.
After breaking through to Melbourne Victory's first team late in the 2012-13 season, Connor Pain was called up for the 2013 U-20 World Cup, after which he was among four players from that squad to be called up for the senior Socceroos camp ahead of the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. Despite travelling back to Australia to appear for Melbourne Victory in a preseason friendly against English giants Liverpool F.C. in front of 95,000 fans at the MCG where he was singled out for praise by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, just a few days later Pain made his senior national team debut against China in the final game of the tournament.
- "List of Players — 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
- Harper, Tony (7 March 2013). "Melbourne Victory supporter Connor Pain completes incredible journey, signing with the A-League giants". Fox Sports. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- Kalinic, Dejan (7 March 2013). "Pain aiming high at Victory". Football Federation Australia. Omnisport. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Rodgers: Victory's Pain hurt us". au.fourfourtwo.com. 25 July 2013.
- "Australia vs China match report". EAFF. 28 July 2013.
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