Dylan Macallister

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Dylan Macallister
Personal information
Full name Dylan Jacob Macallister
Date of birth (1982-05-17) 17 May 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Manly, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Eastern Salon
Youth career
Manly United
Sydney Olympic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Sydney Olympic 40 (10)
2002–2003 Northern Spirit 30 (5)
2004–2005 SK Brann 30 (4)
2006–2007 Lyn 13 (1)
2006 Sparta Sarpsborg (loan) 9 (2)
2008–2010 Central Coast Mariners 36 (5)
2010–2011 Wellington Phoenix 22 (7)
2011 Breiðablik 11 (3)
2011–2012 Gold Coast United 15 (3)
2012 Rockdale City Suns 7 (4)
2012–2014 Melbourne Heart 21 (1)
2014– Eastern Salon 6 (1)
National team
1999 Australia U-17 16 (6)
2004 Australia U-23 7 (6)
2009 Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:42, 22 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Dylan Jacob Macallister (born 17 May 1982 in Manly, New South Wales) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a forward for Hong Kong First Division club Eastern Salon. He previously played for Australian clubs Sydney Olympic, Northern Spirit, Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Heart, New Zealand club Wellington Phoenix and Norwegian clubs SK Brann, Lyn and Sparta Sarpsborg.

Club career[edit]

Sydney Olympic[edit]

As a youth, Macallister played for his local Manly Warringah Dolphins before moving on to Sydney Olympic (then known as the Olympic Sharks). He marked his professional debut for the club in 1999 by scoring in his first appearance.

Northern Spirit[edit]

Having won the 2001–02 National Soccer League with the Sharks, Macallister proceeded to join another club from Sydney, the now defunct Northern Spirit. Macallister was then supposed to have left for Switzerland and FC Aarau in August, but immediately regretted signing the contract. The transfer was eventually called off and Macallister instead continued playing for Northern Spirit until he was bought by the Norwegian club Brann in February 2004.

SK Brann[edit]

After some initial success – he scored two goals against Molde in the second round of the 2004 season – Dylan figured mostly as a substitute. He scored 10 goals in 38 appearances which equates to approximately 20 matches in terms of playing time. Macallister's first season was blighted by a fatigue injury and after a good start to his second season he suffered a training injury, sidelining him for eight weeks.

FC Lyn[edit]

Macallister was sold to Lyn on 29 March 2006 and debuted in the season opener against Start. He appeared in the starting line-up in his third and fourth matches, scoring a fine goal in the fourth, but failed to become a regular.

Following the end of the transfer dispute over John Obi Mikel and subsequent return of Lyn's other Nigerian players, Chinedu Ogbuke and Ezekiel Bala, Dylan Macallister was one of three non-EU players on the team at a time when Norwegian clubs were only allowed two non-EU players in their matchday squads. He was therefore loaned out to the First Division club Sparta Sarpsborg, from 16 August until the end of the season.

Sparta Sarpsborg[edit]

During his stay at Sparta he made nine appearances, scoring two goals. Sparta retained their spot in the league, but Macallister's season ended on a dull note as he was sent off in his last game. He returned to Lyn for the 2007 season, but made just five league appearances for the club, scoring no goals.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

His contract with Lyn originally lasted to the end of the 2008 season, but it was announced on 28 March that he was released of his contract, and had signed with Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners. He scored two goals on debut for the Mariners against the Queensland Roar.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 13 May 2010, it was announced that he had signed a contract with the Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A league Australian Competition, bringing him to the capital to play as a target-man. In the highly publicised 2010 pre-season game v Argentina's Boca Juniors in the capital, Macallister scored the opening goal in the 24th minute. Phoenix went on to win 2–1.[1][2] He scored 7 league goals in 14 starts during his time with the club.

Breiðablik[edit]

Macallister signed for Icelandic champions Breiðablik on 16 May 2011. He made his debut on 22 May in a 3–1 win against Fylkir.

On 20 July 2011, Macallister scored Breiðablik's first ever goal in a European Competition, in a 2–0 win against Norwegian champions Rosenborg.

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 11 August 2011 it was announced he had signed a contract with A-League outfit Gold Coast United, scoring 5 goals in 15 appearances in the 2011/12 season.[3]

Rockdale City Suns[edit]

On 25 May 2012, Macallister joined the NSW Premier League side Rockdale City Suns to maintain match fitness before his next top level stint.[3] He scored 4 goals in 5 games.[4]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

Macallister played for the A-League side Melbourne Heart in their opening game of the 2012/13 season against the Melbourne Victory, which they won 2–1; Macallister scored the winning goal in first half stoppage time.[5] Now also runs a boys soccer team with former Albion Rovers legend Mark Leonard

Eastern Salon[edit]

Macallister was released from Melbourne Heart and joined Eastern Salon in January 2014.[6]

International career[edit]

Dylan Macallister has made several appearances for Australia's various age-specific teams. He participated in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, scoring three goals for his national side. Australia would go on to finish as runners-up behind Brazil. He later played for the U-20 team in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship. In the qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Football Tournament he became Australia's top scorer with six goals in seven matches.

Macallister earned his first call-up to the Socceroo squad in 2009.[7] He was an unused substitute in an Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia in Jakarta on 28 January 2009.

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 21 July 2011

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australia League Cup League Cup Oceania/Asia Total
1999–00 Sydney Olympic National Soccer League 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2000–01 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
2001–02 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6
2002–03 Northern Spirit FC 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2003–04 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Total Australia 70 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 15
Norway League Cup League Cup Continental Total
2004 SK Brann Tippeligaen 14 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 17 4
2005 16 2 2 3 7 2 2 1 27 8
2006 FC Lyn 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 2
2006 Sparta Sarpsborg (loan) Adeccoligaen 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
2007 FC Lyn Tippeligaen 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total Norway 52 7 9 7 7 2 2 1 70 17
Australia League Cup League Cup Oceania/Asia Total
2008–09 Central Coast Mariners A-League 19 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 22 5
2009–10 17 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 21 1
2010–11 Wellington Phoenix F.C. 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 7
Total Australia 58 12 3 1 0 0 4 0 65 13
Iceland League Cup League Cup Continental Total
2011 Breiðablik Úrvalsdeild 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 10 4
Total Iceland 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 10 4
Career total 186 37 14 8 7 2 8 1 215 49

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With SK Brann:

With Sydney Olympic:

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