James Troisi

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James Troisi
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Troisi with Kayserispor in 2011
Personal information
Full name James Troisi
Date of birth (1988-07-03) 3 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 10
Youth career
1999–2001 West Torrens Birkalla
2001–2005 Adelaide City
2005–2007 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2008–2009 Gençlerbirliği 29 (6)
2009–2012 Kayserispor 64 (10)
2012–2014 Atalanta 6 (0)
2013–2014 Melbourne Victory (loan) 29 (12)
2014– Zulte Waregem 13 (4)
National team
2007–2008 Australia U23 13 (2)
2008– Australia 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

James Troisi (Greek: Δημήτριος Τροίση; born 3 July 1988) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Zulte Waregem in the Belgian Pro League.

Early life[edit]

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Troisi has an Italian step-father[1] and a Greek mother.[1]

He signed his first professional contract with Newcastle United on 10 January 2007, keeping him at the club until June 2008.[1] He did not make a first team appearance during his time at Newcastle, although he did feature on the bench for the first team in both Premier League and UEFA Cup matches.

Club career[edit]

Newcastle United[edit]

He was a fringe player of Newcastle's senior side for the 2007–08 Premier League season, but showed promising signs in pre-season friendlies, including getting two assists against Hartlepool United.[2]

In January 2008, Troisi had a two match trial with Dutch Eredivisie club, Roda JC. Roda wanted to sign him on a permanent basis, but negotiations broke down as Troisi was a product of Newcastle's youth development and still under 23 years of age, so Newcastle would have required a compensation fee.[3]

On 6 May 2008, it was announced that Troisi would not be offered a contract with Newcastle United after the end of the 2007/8 season.[4]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

He joined Gençlerbirliği S.K. at the end of August 2008 on a three year contract.[5] He made his debut for Gençlerbirliği S.K. on 14 September 2008 against Eskisehirspor at the 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara, coming on as a 65th minutes substitute for Engin Baytar.

Kayserispor[edit]

On 24 January, Troisi put mid-table Kayserispor to the sword with his first career hat-trick scoring all of Genclerbirligi goals in a 3–1 win.[6]

In July 2009, he joined Kayserispor on a four year contract.[7][8]

Atalanta[edit]

On 22 August 2012 Juventus F.C. signed him as free agent on a four year contract, but half of the registration rights was sold to Atalanta as part of Manolo Gabbiadini's deal on 24 August 2012.[9] Norwich City manager Chris Hughton confirmed in a press conference that the club had made an enquiry into his availability.[10]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 24 September 2013, Troisi was loaned to Melbourne Victory on a one year deal.[11] He made his A-League debut against Melbourne Heart in Round 1 of the competition's ninth season.[12] He scored his first goal for Melbourne in a 2-2 draw against Adelaide United. His second goal for Melbourne was in front of the home fans at Docklands Stadium in a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar on 25 October 2013, thanks to an Archie Thompson through ball pass. He scored 2 goals against Wellington Phoenix in a 3-2 win, and his fifth came from a free kick against Sydney in a 2-3 loss. He scored 12 goals in the A-League and 3 in the Asian Champions League.

Juventus[edit]

On 20 June 2014, Juventus announced that they had secured full ownership of Troisi's contract from Atalanta.[13]

Zulte Waregem[edit]

On 30 August 2014, Troisi joined Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem.[14]

International career[edit]

James Troisi with the Australian national team.

After a successful 2006–07 season with the Newcastle reserve side, Troisi made his debut for the Australia U23 team (the "Olyroos"), on 18 April 2007 against Saudi Arabia in an Olympic qualifier. He followed up a good performance against the Saudis with a goal in the all-important clash with Iran in his hometown of Adelaide.

Troisi made his full international debut for Australia in a goalless friendly against Singapore on 22 March 2008, playing in left midfield.[15]

Ange Postecoglou included Troisi in the Australia squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup,[16] where he came on as a 78th minute substitute in their 3-1 loss to Chile.[17]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 June 2011 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia  New Zealand 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 October 2014
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gençlerbirliği 2008–09 Süper Lig 29 6 1 0 0 0 30 6
Gençlerbirliği total 29 6 1 1 0 0 30 6
Kayserispor 2009–10 Süper Lig 24 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
2010–11 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2011–12 26 10 2 1 0 0 28 11
Kayserispor total 64 10 3 1 0 0 67 11
Atalanta 2012–13 Serie A 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Atalanta total 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Melbourne Victory 2013–14 A-League 28 12 6 3 34 15
Melb. Victory total 29 12 6 3 35 15
Zulte Waregem 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 2
Zulte Waregem total 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 2
Career total 132 30 7 1 6 3 145 34

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