Good with Australia U-20 in 2013
|Full name||Curtis Edward Good|
|Date of birth||23 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Bradford City (loan)||3||(0)|
|2014||→ Dundee United (loan)||4||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Curtis Edward Good (born 23 March 1993) is an Australian footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Newcastle United. He began his career with Melbourne Heart in the A-League before signing for Newcastle in 2012. He has since had loan spells with Bradford City—for whom he appeared in the 2013 Football League Cup Final—and Dundee United. He made his international debut for Australia in 2014 and was in the provisional squad for that year's World Cup, but missed out on selection through injury.
Good was born in Melbourne, Victoria and attended Wesley College. While growing up, Good met Jackson Irvine when "they were both ten and lived two minutes from each other and grew up together". They would also "ran cross countries together, played for Knox City (in Melbourne) as juniors".
In 2008, he was offered a two-year scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport which he commenced in Canberra in 2009. In February 2011 Good signed a multi-year senior contract with A-League club Melbourne Heart after impressing as a short term injury replacement. His first league appearance for Melbourne Heart was in round 1 of the 2011–12 A-League season against Newcastle Jets.
In July 2012, Good, having been granted a work permit, joined English Premier League club Newcastle United on a six-year deal for a reported transfer fee of $600,000 AUD. Good was named on the substitute bench for the first time for the senior side in the defeat away to Man City in March 2013. He made his debut for Newcastle in their 2–0 win over Morecambe on 28 August 2013.
Bradford City loan
In November 2012, after several appearances for Newcastle's reserves, Good signed on loan for Bradford City. He made his senior debut in English football for The Bantams in a 1–1 draw against Brentford in the second round of the FA Cup. He was not registered by the 12pm deadline on the day of the game, causing Bradford City to initially be removed from the FA Cup. This was however reduced to a £1000 fine on appeal. In February 2013, Good appeared for Bradford in the 2013 Football League Cup Final at Wembley, won 5–0 by Premier League opponents Swansea City. Good was substituted at half-time.
Dundee United loan
Good made his international debut for Australia starting in a friendly match against Ecuador on 5 March 2014. He suffered a hip injury in the match against Ecuador and missed the rest of the 2013-14 club season, but was still named in Australia's provisional 30-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was withdrawn from the squad after failing to recover from his injury.
- As of 1 March 2014
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Newcastle United||2012–13||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bradford City (loan)||2012–13||League Two||3||0||1||0||3||0||2||0||9||0|
|Newcastle United||2013–14||Premier League||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Dundee United (loan)||2013–14||Scottish Premiership||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||5||1|
- As of 5 March 2014
|Australia national team|
- "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2012 and 31/08/2012" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
- "Twenty-year-old Australians Jackson Irvine and Curtis Good to face each other in Scotland". Fox Sports. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "Curtis Good's soccer dream a reality". Wesley College. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- Good joins Melbourne Heart
- "Jets snatch late win". Footballaustralia.com.au. 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Work permit paves way for Curtis Good to complete Newcastle United move". Goal.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Newcastle United | News | Latest News | Latest News | It's Good News For Magpies". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Bradford City clinch loan double" Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- "Loan Watch: Cup Hopes Still Alive" 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- "Bradford removed from FA Cup" 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- "FA Cup: Bradford City win appeal against expulsion" 12 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- "GOOD LOAN DEAL FOR UNITED". dundeeunitedfc.co.uk. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "Aussie Good out of World Cup". Newcastle United FC. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Curtis Good career stats at Soccerbase