Jacob Melling

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Jacob Melling
Personal information
Full name Jacob Steven Melling
Date of birth (1995-04-04) April 4, 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 25
Youth career
Modbury Jets
2010 SASI
2011 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Adelaide United 9 (0)
2013 Para Hills 8 (1)
2014– Melbourne City 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Australia U-17 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 July 2011

Jacob Melling (born 4 April 1995) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as defensive midfielder for Melbourne City.


Melling attended Saint Paul's College, Gilles Plains. He was raised through the South Australian youth football setups of Modbury Jets and then the South Australian Sports Institute Football Program (SASI) before playing a key part in the South Australian side's championship win in the FFA State Institute Challenge in 2010.[1] Melling was named Player of the Tournament, and was offered a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program[2] where he then went on to form a mainstay in the heart of the Joeys midfield.

Adelaide United[edit]

On 18 March 2011, it was announced that Adelaide United had signed Melling on for his first professional club contract from the start of 2012.[3]

Melling made his first team debut as a 78th minute substitution in the Round 14 match against Melbourne Heart.[4]

Melbourne City[edit]

On 20 May 2014 it was announced that Melling joined Melbourne City alongside two other youth players, Connor Chapman and James Brown.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

(Current as of 17 February 2012)

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Adelaide United 2011–12 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 - - - - - 1 - - - - -


  1. ^ "SASI takes out FFA State Institute Challenge in Canberra". Football Federation Australia. 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Highlights 2010" (PDF), SASI - Sports - Men's Football, SA Sports Institute, retrieved 2011-07-09, "Congratulations also go to Jacob Melling and Ben Garuccio who were offered AIS scholarships for 2011." 
  3. ^ "Rini Coolen's Season in Review". Adelaide United FC (A-League). 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Reds halt Heart charge". A-League (Football Federation Australia). 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Melbourne Heart FC Captures New Signings". Football Federation Australia. 20 May 2014. 

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