Hayden Foxe

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Hayden Foxe
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Personal information
Full name Hayden Vernon Foxe
Date of birth (1977-06-23) 23 June 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
Blacktown City Demons
1994–1995 AIS
1995–1997 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Arminia Bielefeld 1 (0)
1998–2000 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 37 (5)
2000–2002 West Ham United 12 (0)
2000–2001 KV Mechelen (loan) 4 (0)
2002–2005 Portsmouth 46 (2)
2006–2007 Leeds United 21 (1)
2007–2009 Perth Glory 8 (0)
2010–2011 Sydney FC 25 (0)
Total 154 (3)
National team
1993 Australia U-17 2 (0)
1997 Australia U-20 4 (0)
1996–2000 Australia U-23 9 (1)
1998–2003 Australia 11 (2)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Melbourne Heart (Youth)
2013 Melbourne Heart (Asst)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hayden Vernon Foxe (born 23 June 1977) is an Australian former footballer and assistant coach of Melbourne Heart. He played football at the top level in Germany, Japan, Belgium, England and Australia. Foxe represented his country at international level 11 times between 1998 and 2003.

Club career[edit]

Europe[edit]

Beginning his career at Sydney club Blacktown City he moved to Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam where he played from 1995–97. Foxe soon established a reputation as a talented young defender, earning a move to J. League Division 1 club Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1998–99.

Becoming an important player both at club and international level, Foxe represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics. He impressed enough to earn a move to England's West Ham United for the 2000–01 season. He was then immediately loaned to Belgian club Mechelen in order to build up his match fitness. Foxe returned to West Ham in March, but struggled in the Premiership, losing his place when then manager Harry Redknapp left the club later that year.

After playing only 12 games for West Ham, he moved to Portsmouth (then managed by Harry Redknapp) for £400,000 in May 2002.[1] Foxe was an important player as Pompey won the 2002–03 First Division title, and in doing so were promoted to the Premiership. He was a regular in Portsmouth's side until a fractured bone in his foot ended his campaign at Christmas. He spent the rest of that season, as well as the 2004–05 season, rehabilitating.

New manager Alain Perrin elected not to renew his contract when it expired in June 2005, and he was released. Foxe returned to Australia to undergo an operation in an attempt to resolve his ongoing injury problems. Foxe trained with Leeds United during their 2006 pre-season campaign and signed a five-month permanent contract with the Yorkshire club on 11 August 2006.[2]

Foxe attempted to rebuild his career at Leeds and since the departure of Kevin Blackwell, both care-taker manager John Carver and new manager Dennis Wise provided the Aussie with chances to perform. Foxe however only ultimately played a bit part in the 2006–07 season and was released at the end of the season when Leeds were relegated to English League One. He scored one league goal during his time at Leeds, against Luton in a 5–1 defeat.[3]

Perth Glory[edit]

In 2007, he returned to Australia to play for Perth Glory in the A-league and missed the first half of the season due to a knee injury but returned later in the season to play the last six games of the 2007–08 season. After finishing the 2008–09 season with Glory, he has been released.

Sydney FC[edit]

On 7 January 2010, he was announced to have made a comeback to the A-League on a short term injury replacement deal with Sydney FC.[4] After his short term contract, he signed a one-year extension, with Lavicka noting how his presence late in the season was a crucial factor in Sydney's end of season success, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2010–11 A-League season.[5] He was the vice captain.[6]

Foxe announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2010–11 A-League season, deciding not to continue with Sydney FC for their Asian Champions League campaign, despite keen interest from coach Lavicka for his services.[7]

International career[edit]

He has also been capped by the Australian national team, and was a member of the national squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Tournaments:

Private life[edit]

He is the brother of Damien Foxe, also a footballer.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2008

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Europe Total
1997–98 Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 1 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1998 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J. League 1 15 3 1 0 0 0 - 16 3
1999 22 2 5 3 2 0 - 29 5
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 KV Mechelen First Division 4 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 West Ham United Premier League 5 0
2001–02 6 0
2002–03 Portsmouth First Division 32 1
2003–04 Premier League 10 1
2004–05 0 0
2005–06 0 0
2006–07 Leeds United Championship 18 1
Australia League Cup League Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Perth Glory A-League 6 0 - - - 6 0
2008–09 2 0 - - - 2 0
2009–10 Sydney FC 10 0 - - - 10 0
Country Germany 1 0
Japan 37 5 6 3 2 0 - 45 8
Belgium 4 0
England 71 3
Australia 18 0 - - - 18 0
Total 119 8

[9]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 1 0
1999 0 0
2000 4 0
2001 5 2
2002 0 0
2003 1 0
Total 11 2

Honours[edit]

Sydney FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redknapp bags Foxe". BBC Sport. 29 May 2002. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Defender Foxe earns Leeds switch". BBC Sport. 11 August 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Luton 5–1 Leeds". BBC. 21 October 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sydney Sign Foxe As Ryall Injured". FourFourTwo. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hamstrung Cole faces last-minute fitness test". smh.com.au. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Vice-captain Hayden Foxe says Sydney FC defence key to beating Fury". foxsports.com.au. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sydney FC defender, former Socceroo Hayden Foxe announces retirement from football". Fox Sports. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Foxe still on the hunt to continue his football with the Stallions - Football NSW Article
  9. ^ Hayden Foxe at National-Football-Teams.com

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