List of Central Coast Mariners FC players

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This is a list of football (soccer) players who have played for Central Coast Mariners FC. It includes players that have played at least one match, either as a starting player or a substitute, for the Mariners in the A-League competition and the finals series. The Pre-Season Cup and AFC Champions League competitions are not included.

The A-League is the premier domestic association football competition in Australia. It was founded in 2004, and the Central Coast Mariners were one of the eight inaugural clubs to participate in the new competition.[1] The A-League competition consists of a regular season and a finals series, with the premiership being awarded to the club who finishes on top of the table in the regular season, and the championship to the winner of the Grand Final.[2] Central Coast finished as runner-up in the 2005–06 season, losing in the Grand Final to Sydney FC.[3]

Central Coast have had eighteen players compete for them who have been capped at international level–fifteen Australians, one Scot, one New Zealander and one Maltese player. This includes the current record-holder for goals for the Australian national team, Damian Mori, who played eight matches for the Mariners in the 2006–07 A-League season and three in the 2007–08 season.[4]

Records[edit]

As of 7 October 2012. Only A-League matches are counted.[citation needed]

Former club captain Alex Wilkinson has played the most games for the Mariners in A-League competition, with 172.[5] Wilkinson played in every competitive match for the Central Coast Mariners during the first two seasons of the A-League competition,[6] as well as every minute of every A-League game in seasons four, five and six for the club.

Matt Simon has scored the most goals for Central Coast in the A-League competition, with 36.

Bernie Ibini-Isei is the youngest ever Mariners player, debuting in 2010 at 17 years and 153 days of age.

Mustafa Amini is the youngest player to score a goal for the Central Coast. This occurred in 2011, when Amini was 17 years and 295 days old. He scored in the Mariners' 3-1 defeat of Gold Coast United.[7]

The oldest player to score for the Mariners is Patrick Zwaanswijk, against the Brisbane Roar

The oldest player to play for the Central Coast is Ian Ferguson. Ferguson was 38 years and 248 days old when he played against the Melbourne Victory in 2005.[8]

Notable players[edit]

International players[edit]

The Mariners have secured the services of a number of internationally-capped players since forming prior to the 2005–06 A-League season. This has included fourteen members of the Australian national team, including eight (Tony Vidmar, Michael Beauchamp, Nik Mrdja, John Aloisi, Mile Jedinak, Dean Heffernan, Matt Simon, Tom Rogic) who played in the Socceroo team whilst playing for Central Coast.[9][10] Central Coast have also had one Scottish international, Ian Ferguson make a short-term appearance.[11]

  • Australia Tom Pondeljak (2005–08), who has made six appearances for Australia. Pondeljak made four of his appearances during 2002,[22] the other two in 2009.
  • Australia John Aloisi (2007–08), who made his debut for the Socceroos back in 1997. He has made 54 appearances for the national team. He became an Australian hero by scoring the winning penalty in the 2005 World Cup Qualifier against Uruguay in Sydney.[24]
  • Malta John Hutchinson (2005–present), is a Maltese international that is currently in Malta's starting 11.
  • Australia Ahmad Elrich (2008–10) made 17 international appearances for Australia, scoring 5 goals, prior to joining the club.[26]
  • New Zealand Michael McGlinchey (2009–2014) debuted for New Zealand shortly after joining the Mariners. He went on to play regularly for the All Whites, and was named in the New Zealand squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, however, he did not play a game in the competition, sitting on the bench for New Zealand's 3 draws at the tournament.[27]
  • Australia Mark Bosnich (2008–09) played several times for the Australian team in the 1990s. His goal from a penalty against the Solomon Islands made him one of the few goalkeepers who have scored international goals- the first for Australia.[28]

Other notable players[edit]


List of players[edit]

Players are listed by first name. Statistics are for A-League regular season and finals matches only. "Matches for CCM" dates are from the year of first contract for the Mariners to the final year in which the player was contracted and present at the club. As of 30 January 2013.
Dean Heffernan, who scored eight goals from left back in A-League 2005–06 for Central Coast.
Position key
GK Goalkeeper DF Defender
MF Midfielder FW Forward
Name Nationality Position Matches for CCM Appearances Goals Assists Yellow cards Red cards
Kwasnik, AdamAdam Kwasnik Australia Australia FW 2005–2008, 2009–2014 136 35 8 17 2
Caceres, AdrianAdrian Caceres Australia Australia MF 2008–2010 22 2 2 2 0
Pellegrino, AdrianoAdriano Pellegrino Australia Australia MF 2011–2013 13 0 0 1 0
Elrich, AhmadAhmad Elrich Australia Australia MF 2008–2010 15 1 1 0 0
Wilkinson, AlexAlex Wilkinson Australia Australia DF 2005–2012 172 2 7 15 0
Ceccoli, AlvinAlvin Ceccoli Australia Australia DF 2008 6 0 0 0 0
Gumprecht, AndréAndré Gumprecht Germany Germany MF 2005–2009 63 3 8 9 0
Clark, AndrewAndrew Clark Australia Australia DF 2005–2010 85 0 3 18 0
Redmayne, AndrewAndrew Redmayne Australia Australia GK 2008–2010 3 0 0 0 0
Caceres, AnthonyAnthony Caceres Australia Australia MF 2013–present 33 2 1 4 0
Ibini-Isei, BernieBernie Ibini-Isei Australia Australia FW 2010–2013, 2014 77 21 6 3 0
McDonald, BradBrad McDonald Australia Australia MF 2011–2013 1 0 0 0 0
Porter, BradleyBradley Porter Australia Australia MF 2005–2012 74 0 7 6 1
Brady SmithBrady Smith Australia Australia FW 2010 2 0 1 0 0
Griffiths, BrentBrent Griffiths Australia Australia DF 2012–present 11 0 0 1 0
Doig, ChrisChris Doig Scotland Scotland DF 2009–2011 26 0 0 0 0
Tadrosse, ChrisChris Tadrosse Australia Australia DF 2008–2009 1 0 0 0 0
Mori, DamianDamian Mori Australia Australia FW 2006–2007 11 6 5 2 0
Brown, DamienDamien Brown Australia Australia MF 2005–2008 42 1 5 3 0
McBreen, DanielDaniel McBreen Australia Australia FW 2010–2014 95 28 11 15 1
Vukovic, DannyDanny Vukovic Australia Australia GK 2005–2010 104 0 0 4 2
D'Apuzzo, DavidDavid D'Apuzzo Australia Australia DF 2008–2010 10 0 0 2 0
Heffernan, DeanDean Heffernan Australia Australia DF 2005–2010 65 10 4 19 1
Macallister, DylanDylan Macallister Australia Australia FW 2008–2010 36 5 2 4 1
Bosnar, EddyEddy Bosnar Australia Australia DF 2014–present 16 1 0 4 0
Trifiro, GlenGlen Trifiro Australia Australia MF 2014–present 15 2 2 0 0
Owens, GregGreg Owens Australia Australia MF 2007–2009 16 2 0 2 0
Morton, HaydenHayden Morton Australia Australia DF 2012–present 2 0 0 0 0
Ferguson, IanIan Ferguson Scotland Scotland MF 2005–2006 3 0 0 0 0
McAndrew, IanIan McAndrew Australia Australia MF 2007–2008 1 0 0 0 0
Cernak, IsakaIsaka Cernak Australia Australia MF 2014–present 7 0 0 0 0
Poscoliero, JacobJacob Poscoliero Australia Australia DF 2014–present 7 0 0 1 0
McMaster, JamieJamie McMaster Australia Australia MF 2005–2007 26 1 3 5 0
Vanstrattan, JessJess Vanstrattan Australia Australia GK 2010–2011 3 0 0 0 0
Aloisi, JohnJohn Aloisi Australia Australia FW 2007–2008 15 7 0 3 0
Crawley, JohnJohn Crawley Australia Australia GK 2005–2007 5 0 0 0 0
Hutchinson, JohnJohn Hutchinson Malta Malta MF 2005–present 212 18 11 52 1
Sutton, JohnJohn Sutton England England FW 2012 8 1 0 1 0
Bingham, JoshJosh Bingham  Australia FW 2014– 2 0 0 0 0
Rose, JoshuaJoshua Rose Australia Australia DF 2010–present 125 6 17 18 0
Pasfield, JustinJustin Pasfield Australia Australia GK 2011–2014 14 0 0 0 0
Seung-Yong, KimKim Seung-Yong South Korea South Korea MF 2014–present 12 2 4 2 0
Carle, LeoLeo Carle Australia Australia MF 2005–2006 7 0 1 0 0
Reddy, LiamLiam Reddy Australia Australia GK 2013–present 34 0 0 4 0
Mané, MalickMalick Mané  Senegal FW 2014–present 4 0 0 0 0
Seip, MarcelMarcel Seip Netherlands Netherlands DF 2013–2014 14 0 1 2 0
Flores, MarcosMarcos Flores Argentina Argentina MF 2013–2014 12 3 2 1 0
Bosnich, MarkMark Bosnich Australia Australia GK 2008 5 0 0 0 0
Ryan, MathewMathew Ryan Australia Australia GK 2009–2013 80 0 0 4 0
Crowell, MattMatt Crowell Wales Wales MF 2009–2010 13 0 1 2 1
Sim, MattMatt Sim Australia Australia DF 2014–present 14 0 0 1 0
Simon, MattMatt Simon Australia Australia FW 2006–2012, 2013–present 142 38 20 25 0
Lewis, MatthewMatthew Lewis Australia Australia MF 2008–2011 15 1 1 1 0
Nash, MatthewMatthew Nash  Australia GK 2014–present 1 0 0 0 0
Osman, MatthewMatthew Osman Australia Australia MF 2005–2009 58 3 1 6 0
Trott, MatthewMatthew Trott Australia Australia GK 2005–2008 6 0 0 0 0
Baird, MichaelMichael Baird Australia Australia FW 2010–2011 5 0 0 1 0
Beauchamp, MichaelMichael Beauchamp Australia Australia DF 2005–2006 22 0 0 3 1
McGlinchey, MichaelMichael McGlinchey New Zealand New Zealand MF 2009–2014 120 11 23 9 0
Neill, MichaelMichael Neill  Australia DF 2013–present 7 0 1 0 0
Jedinak, MileMile Jedinak Australia Australia MF 2006–2009 45 8 1 12 2
Sterjovski, MileMile Sterjovski Australia Australia MF 2012–2014 50 4 7 2 0
Duke, MitchellMitchell Duke Australia Australia FW 2011–present 60 11 5 1 0
Mallia, MitchellMitchell Mallia Australia Australia MF 2010–2011 1 0 0 0 0
Amini, MustafaMustafa Amini Australia Australia MF 2010–2012 41 3 2 3 0
Fitzgerald, NicholasNicholas Fitzgerald Australia Australia MF 2010–2011, 2013–present 43 4 5 8 0
Montgomery, NickNick Montgomery Scotland Scotland MF 2012–present 60 1 3 13 2
Travis, NickyNicky Travis England England MF 2009–2010 20 3 4 3 0
Boogaard, NigelNigel Boogaard Australia Australia DF 2005–2010 55 2 2 10 2
Mrdja, NikNik Mrdja Australia Australia MF 2005–2011 48 12 2 1 0
Spencer, NoelNoel Spencer Australia Australia MF 2005–2007 41 6 2 5 0
Bozanic, OliverOliver Bozanic Australia Australia MF 2010–2013 71 3 12 8 0
Nikas, PannyPanny Nikas Australia Australia MF 2009–2010 3 0 0 0 0
Perez, PatricioPatricio Perez Argentina Argentina MF 2010–2011 18 6 5 2 0
Zwaanswijk, PatrickPatrick Zwaanswijk Netherlands Netherlands DF 2010–2013 87 11 2 19 1
O'Grady, PaulPaul O'Grady Australia Australia DF 2005–2009 34 1 0 8 0
Bojic, PedjPedj Bojic Australia Australia DF 2008–2013 125 7 14 31 2
Vernes, RichárdRichárd Vernes  Hungary MF 2014–present 6 1 0 1 0
Griffiths, RostynRostyn Griffiths Australia Australia MF 2010–2012 48 4 1 12 0
Woodruffe, RussellRussell Woodruffe Australia Australia FW 2005–2006 5 0 0 1 0
Gallagher, SamSam Gallagher Australia Australia DF 2010–2012 1 0 0 0 0
Petrovski, SashoSasho Petrovski Australia Australia FW 2007–2009 44 14 5 11 1
Huke, ShaneShane Huke Australia Australia MF 2009 3 0 1 1 0
Petrie, StewartStewart Petrie Scotland Scotland FW 2005–2007 41 10 4 3 0
Roux, StormStorm Roux New Zealand New Zealand DF 2013–present 31 1 2 5 0
Pondeljak, TomTom Pondeljak Australia Australia FW 2005–2008 55 7 11 2 0
Slater, TomTom Slater Australia Australia MF 2014–present 1 0 0 0 0
Rogic, TomasTomas Rogic Australia Australia MF 2012–2013 24 5 3 1 1
Vidmar, TonyTony Vidmar Australia Australia DF 2006–2008 33 0 0 7 2
Sainsbury, TrentTrent Sainsbury Australia Australia DF 2010–2014 60 1 4 10 1
Hearfield, TroyTroy Hearfield Australia Australia MF 2011–2013 32 2 2 0 0
Tomasevic, VukoVuko Tomasevic Australia Australia DF 2006–2007 11 0 0 0 0
O'Sullivan, WayneWayne O'Sullivan Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland MF 2005–2007 37 1 3 2 0
Anderson, ZacharyZachary Anderson Australia Australia DF 2012–present 52 1 3 6 0

Uncapped players[edit]

There are some players who have signed A-League contracts with the Mariners, but never taken the field in an A-League match for the club. These include:

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ "Hyundai A-League > Rules". A-League.com.au. Retrieved 20 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sydney FC prevails". A-League official website. 5 March 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Damian Mori - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "Player Profile: Alex Wilkinson". Central Coast Mariners official website. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "New skipper for Mariners". The World Game website. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Mariners blow Gold Coast Away". ABC. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ian Ferguson". Central Coast Mariners. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Vidmar earns Socceroo call up". Central Coast Mariners official website. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2006. 
  10. ^ "Beauchamp stars in Socceroos triumph". Central Coast Mariners official website. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2007. 
  11. ^ "Ferguson set to play". A-League official website. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006. 
  12. ^ "Ian Ferguson - Scotland National Teams Player Details". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  13. ^ "Player Profile: Michael Beauchamp". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  14. ^ "World Cup 2006: Australia statistics". BBC. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  15. ^ "Nürnberg add three". Football.co.uk. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  16. ^ "The More The Merrier For Mori The Mariner". AusFootballReview. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  17. ^ "Doctors give Vidmar all clear to play again". Sydney Morning Herald. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2007. 
  18. ^ "Vidmar out of World Cup". SBS: The World Game. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2007. 
  19. ^ "Shattered Dream". Planet World Cup. Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  20. ^ a b "Player Profile: Sasho Petrovski". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2007. 
  21. ^ "2006 A-League Playoff results". OzFootball. Retrieved 27 March 2007. 
  22. ^ "Player Profile: Tom Pondeljak". Central Coast Mariners FC. Retrieved 16 September 2007. 
  23. ^ "Argentina get home against gallant Australia". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 16 September 2007. 
  24. ^ "World Cup here we come!". Melbourne: The Age. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  25. ^ "Australia draw 2-2 with Kuwait to be on brink of Asian Cup finals". Sydney: The Daily Telegraph. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. [dead link]
  26. ^ "Ahmad Elrich Joins Mariners". Sydney: Four Four Two. 9 March 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  27. ^ "Michael McGlinchey's World Cup frustration". London: ESPNsoccernet. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  28. ^ "Be our guest – Bosnich earns seven round stay with Mariners". Sydney: Football NSW. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  29. ^ "Mile Jedinak". London: ESPNSoccernet. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  30. ^ "World Cup 2014: Mile Jedinak named Socceroos captain for Australia's campaign in Brazil". Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Socceroo Internationals for 1998". Australia: OzFootball. 1998. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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