Liam Reddy

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Liam Reddy
Personal information
Full name Liam Rhys Reddy
Date of birth (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 12
Youth career
Sutherland
1997 SASI
1998–1999 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Parramatta Power 39 (1)
2003–2005 Sydney United 24 (0)
2005–2006 Newcastle Jets 23 (0)
2006–2009 Brisbane Roar 66 (0)
2009–2010 Wellington Phoenix 12 (0)
2010–2012 Sydney FC 37 (0)
2012–2013 Esteghlal 0 (0)
2013 Sydney United 19 (0)
2013– Central Coast Mariners 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Liam Rhys Reddy (born 8 August 1981 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

Club career[edit]

Reddy played for the Newcastle Jets in the inaugural Hyundai A-League season. He left Newcastle after falling out with the coach Nick Theo. Reddy's father Rod Reddy had previously engaged in physical altercation with Theo, while Liam was playing for Parramatta Power.[1] Reddy signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Roar at the commencement of the 2006/07 season.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

Brisbane Roar reported in December 2009 that Reddy would be released at the end of the season at his own request.[2] This was subsequently brought forward to an immediate release and Reddy signed with the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the season as injury cover for the Phoenix's All White's goalkeeper Mark Paston.[3] Reddy's debut for the Phoenix was an away fixture against Adelaide United which ended as a draw. Reddy's second game was against Central Coast Mariners where he kept his first clean sheet for the Phoenix.

Reddy went on to play in the next two home fixtures for the Phoenix and he played a pivotal role in winning both of the matches. Reddy was named 'Player of the Day' for his contributions in the Phoenix's 3–0 win against North Queensland Fury. Reddy helped the Phoenix get back on track with their play-off hopes with his third clean sheet in Wellington colours against Adelaide United. This clean sheet was much needed for the Phoenix having conceded six goals in the previous two matches against Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory.

Reddy currently holds the Wellington Phoenix record for most consecutive clean sheets after he kept three clean sheets against Adelaide United, Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners. The Phoenix won all three of those matches and secured an historic play-off against Perth Glory. In that play-off, the game finished 1–1 with Chris Greenacre grabbing a goal. In the penalty shoot-out, Reddy made two brilliant saves and sent the Phoenix to a home semifinal against Newcastle Jets. Even though Reddy was with the Phoenix for a short period of time, playing a total of only 12 matches. Reddy was a favourite with the Wellington fans when he was announced as one of the finalists for the Members' Player of the Year.

Sydney FC[edit]

It was announced by Sydney FC that Reddy had signed a 3-year contract with the club.[4] Reddy contested for the #1 Jersey, with Ivan Necevski who has been the reserve keeper for Sydney FC for several years. He was controversially sent off against the Central Coast Mariners after referee Matthew Breeze deemed he had tripped Mariners midfielder Patricio Pérez.[5] However, the Match Review Panel expunged the Red Card as well as the mandatory 1-week suspension, after deeming Perez had dived in order to win the penalty.[6] He played his first game back since October against the Melbourne Heart.

On 29 March 2012 Liam Reddy was sent home from a trip to New Zealand after allegedly being drunk on the plane trip over.[7] He was subsequently suspended from the rest of the 2011-12 finals campaign. On 13 April 2012, Reddy's contract was terminated by Sydney FC immediately due to 'serious misconduct'.[8]

Esteghlal[edit]

On 22 July 2012, according to Iranian news media reports, he joined the Iranian Premier League club, Esteghlal with a two-year contract but he was left the club on January 2013 without playing any matches for Esteghlal.

Return to Australia[edit]

After failing to make a single appearance for Esteghlal, Reddy returned to Australia, where he promptly signed for Sydney United in the NSW Premier League.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 23 August 2013, Reddy signed a one year deal with current Hyundai A-League Champions the Central Coast Mariners.[9] On 15 March 2014, Reddy signed a two year contract extension with the Gosford based club after a series of strong performances.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Reddy comes from a successful sports family.[11] His father is former Australian rugby league international and St George Dragons forward Rod Reddy, and he is the brother of Wests Tigers rugby league back Joel Reddy and Adelaide Thunderbirds netball goalkeeper Bianca Reddy.[12]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 19 March 2014


CS = Clean Sheets

Club Season League Finals Asia1 Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Newcastle Jets 2005–06 21 8 2 0 0 0 23 8
Total 21 8 2 0 0 0 23 8
Brisbane Roar 2006–07 16 6 0 0 0 0 16 6
2007–08 18 5 2 1 0 0 20 6
2008–09 17 3 3 1 0 0 20 4
2009–10 10 3 0 0 0 0 10 3
Total 61 17 5 2 0 0 66 19
Wellington Phoenix 2009–10 9 5 3 0 0 0 12 5
Total 9 5 3 0 0 0 12 5
Sydney FC 2010–11 18 2 0 0 6 1 24 3
2011–12 19 4 0 0 0 0 19 4
Total 37 6 0 0 6 1 43 7
Central Coast Mariners 2013–14 19 6 0 0 3 0 22 6
Total 19 6 0 0 3 0 22 6
Career Total 147 42 10 2 9 1 166 45

1 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season ending during group stages (i.e. ACL 2011 and A-League season 2010–11 etc.)

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