Esala Masi

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Esala Masi
Personal information
Full name Esala Masinisau
Date of birth (1974-03-09) 9 March 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Fiji
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder or striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Gippsland Falcons 28 (6)
1997–2000 Wollongong City Wolves 77 (19)
2004 South Cardiff Gunners
2004-2005 Sydney Olympic
2005 Johor FC (loan)
2005 Ba
2006–2007 Oakleigh Cannons 53 (27)
2008 Frankston Pines 10 (1)
2008 Altona Magic 17 (7)
2009 Navua F.C.
2009 Pine Rivers United
2010- Rainworth Miners Welfare
National team
1997–2005 Fiji 35 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2007

Esala Masi (born 9 March 1974) is a Fijian football striker, currently playing for Mitchelton in the Brisbane Second Division in Australia.

Masi is regarded as the best Fijian football player of all time, since he has played (professionally) in Australian side for over 10 years (Labasa's Roy Krishna is Also considered the country's best footballer ever because of his achievements domestically and internationally).

His uncle, the late Esala Masi Sr. was also a Fiji international football player in the 1960s; he died in Lautoka Hospital in 2010.[1][2] His cousin, Manoa Masi has also played in Australia and the national team.

Masi made his debut for the Fiji national football team in 1997 against New Zealand and has collected over 30 caps since, averaging almost a goal a game. He has captained the team on several occasions.

Esala Masi has been associated with the NZ Master's club run by Vineet Sharma. Esala has been playing for NZ Masters from the age of 35 onwards. The star studded team has seen players like Pita Rabo, Wiseae Nambenu, Usenio Longiavo, Patrick Wise, Henry Dyer and many more.


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