Kasey Wehrman

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Kasey Wehrman
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Personal information
Full name Kasey Desmond Wehrman
Date of birth (1977-08-16) 16 August 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Cloncurry, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
Acacia Ridge
Mount Isa
1995 QAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Brisbane Strikers 49 (6)
1999–2001 Perth Glory 47 (1)
2001–2003 Moss 37 (4)
2003–2007 Lillestrøm 81 (2)
2007–2009 Fredrikstad 46 (4)
2009 Lyn (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2012 Newcastle Jets 37 (0)
2013 Western Pride FC 4 (0)
National team
1997 Australia U-20 6 (3)
1998–2000 Australia U-23 20 (2)
1998–2006 Australia 12 (1)
Teams managed
2012– Western Pride
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Kasey Wehrman (born 16 August 1977) is an Australian footballer. Wehrman has Indigenous Australian ancestry.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Cloncurry, having impressed as a youth player with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Wehrman signed with National Soccer League club Brisbane Strikers, and was an integral member of their premiership team in 1996-97, where he was crowned the Under 21 Player of the Year. After four seasons with the Strikers, he transferred to Perth Glory in 1999, where he helped the club win the Minor Premiership in his first season.

With two seasons in Perth, Wehrman sought a move overseas, and after successful trials in Norway, he signed with Moss. He settled into first team football almost immediately, becoming a mainstay in the Moss midfield. After the club was relegated in 2002, Wehrman signed with Lillestrøm where he featured for the next four seasons, before transferring to Fredrikstad in 2007.

On 31 August he signed a loan deal with Lyn for the 2009 season. On 19 October 2009 reports suggested that Kasey was to move to Preston North End as a free agent. On 8 April 2010, it was announced that Wehrman had signed a two-year deal with the Newcastle Jets, returning to Australia after eight years abroad.[2] After speaking out publicly against the Jet's coach Gary van Egmond, Wehrman's was taken out of the squad, and never took to the field for the Jets again.[3]

International career[edit]

Wehrman was capped 11 times for the Australian under-20 team and has played a number of times for the full Australian national team including unofficial and official international games making his debut in 1998 against Fiji in Brisbane. He was a surprise inclusion for a friendly match against Ghana in November 2006 after having been overlooked for the previous 5 years.

National team statistics[edit]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 4 0
1999 0 0
2000 5 0
2001 2 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 1 0
Total 12 0

Coaching career[edit]

On 25 October 2012 it was announced he had accepted the Head Coach position at the newly formed Western Pride football club who will participate in the Australian Premier League Queensland Conference.[4] He resigned in July 2014 to return home to Norway after two seasons at Ipswich.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Australia Brisbane Strikers:

Individual[edit]

Australia Personal Honours:

  • NSL Under-21 Player of the Year: 1996-1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cockerill, Michael (18 August 2006). "Inspirational indigenous duo flies the flag for football". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2012. "Since then, part-indigenous players Frank Farina and Kasey Wehrman have played for their country" 
  2. ^ "Jets land former Qantas Socceroo". Newcastle United Jets FC. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/ex-socceroos-midfielder-kasey-wehrman-is-on-the-outer-at-newcastle-jets-says-coach-gary-van-egmond/story-e6frf4gl-1226239170332
  4. ^ http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/kaseyspride-for-ipswich/1595823/
  5. ^ Lems, David (15 July 2014). "Wehrman to end two-year association with Western Pride". Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Jim Tsekenis
NSL U21 Player of the Year
1996/97
Succeeded by
Brett Emerton