List of Central Coast Mariners FC players
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. 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. Central Coast finished as runner-up in the 2005–06 season, losing in the Grand Final to Sydney FC.
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.
Former club captain Alex Wilkinson has played the most games for the Mariners in A-League competition, with 172. Wilkinson played in every competitive match for the Central Coast Mariners during the first two seasons of the A-League competition, as well as every minute of every A-League game in seasons four, five and six for the club.
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.
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. Central Coast have also had one Scottish international, Ian Ferguson make a short-term appearance.
- Ian Ferguson (2005–06), who played nine international matches for Scotland between 1988 and 1997. This included six FIFA World Cup qualification matches, spanning the 1990, 1994 and 1998 qualifying series.
- Michael Beauchamp (2005–06), who has played international matches for Australian national team since debuting in 2006. He was a member of the 23-man Australian squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, however did not make an appearance during the tournament. Beauchamp signed a one-year loan contract with the Bundesliga club 1. FC Nuremberg at the end of the 2005–06 A-League season. He went on to represent Australia at the 2010 World Cup.
- Damian Mori (2006–08), who was capped 45 times for the Australian national team between 1992 and 2002. Mori, a striker, is the all-time top goal scorer for the Australian national team, with 29. He holds the record for most appearances (430) and most goals (235) in Australian domestic competition, predominantly from the now-defunct National Soccer League.
- Tony Vidmar (2006–08), who played 75 matches for the Australian national team between 1991 and 2005. Vidmar, the third most capped Australian ever at international level, played in four FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns; most notably, his converted penalty during the shootout against Uruguay in the qualification match for 2006.
- Sasho Petrovski (2007–2009), who has made two appearances for Australia. Debuting in 2001 against Japan, he has scored one goal for the national team. Petrovski was a member of the Sydney FC team that defeated Central Coast in the inaugural A-League grand final.
- Tom Pondeljak (2005–08), who has made six appearances for Australia. Pondeljak made four of his appearances during 2002, the other two in 2009.
- Nik Mrdja (2005–11), who made his international debut against Argentina when coming on as a late substitute.
- 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.
- John Hutchinson (2005–present), is a Maltese international that is currently in Malta's starting 11.
- Matt Simon (2006–12, 2013–"present") has made 2 appearances for the Socceroos, both as part of qualification for the 2011 Asian Cup.
- Dean Heffernan (2005–10) played twice for Australia whilst at the Mariners, including scoring a goal in the 2-2 draw with Kuwait.
- Ahmad Elrich (2008–10) made 17 international appearances for Australia, scoring 5 goals, prior to joining the club.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mile Jedinak (2006–09) made his Socceroos debut against Singapore while at the Mariners. Jedinak continued to be a feature of many Socceroos lineups, going on to play at the 2010 World Cup after leaving the Mariners to play in Turkey's Süper Lig. Jedinak later represented Australia at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar, scoring two goals in the tournament's group stage. He was selected as the successor to long time Socceroos captain Lucas Neill, and lead the national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Alvin Ceccoli (2007–08), who played a 6 game guest stint with the club, also played 6 times for Australia. This included every game of the 1998 Oceania Nations Cup, where Ceccoli scored in the 16-0 win over the Cook Islands.
- Mile Sterjovski (2012–14) played over 40 times for the Socceroos, including at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and scoring an international hat-trick against Tahiti.
- Mathew Ryan (2010–13) made his debut for Australia in goals in 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup qualifying. Member of the Australia squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- Alex Wilkinson (2005–2012) made his debut for Australia in a friendly 3-4 loss to Ecuador at the age of 29, before becoming a surprise member of the squad selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Other notable players
- Danny Vukovic (2005–2010)
- Noel Spencer (2005–2007)
- Adam Kwasnik (2005–2008, 2009–2014)
- André Gumprecht (2005–2009)
- Stewart Petrie (2005–2007)
- Patricio Perez (2010–2011)
List of players
- 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[update].
|Name||Nationality||Position||Matches for CCM||Appearances||Goals||Assists||Yellow cards||Red cards|
|Kwasnik, AdamAdam Kwasnik||Australia||FW||2005–2008, 2009–2014||136||35||8||17||2|
|Caceres, AdrianAdrian Caceres||Australia||MF||2008–2010||22||2||2||2||0|
|Pellegrino, AdrianoAdriano Pellegrino||Australia||MF||2011–2013||13||0||0||1||0|
|Elrich, AhmadAhmad Elrich||Australia||MF||2008–2010||15||1||1||0||0|
|Wilkinson, AlexAlex Wilkinson||Australia||DF||2005–2012||172||2||7||15||0|
|Ceccoli, AlvinAlvin Ceccoli||Australia||DF||2008||6||0||0||0||0|
|Gumprecht, AndréAndré Gumprecht||Germany||MF||2005–2009||63||3||8||9||0|
|Clark, AndrewAndrew Clark||Australia||DF||2005–2010||85||0||3||18||0|
|Redmayne, AndrewAndrew Redmayne||Australia||GK||2008–2010||3||0||0||0||0|
|Caceres, AnthonyAnthony Caceres||Australia||MF||2013–present||33||2||1||4||0|
|Ibini-Isei, BernieBernie Ibini-Isei||Australia||FW||2010–2013, 2014||77||21||6||3||0|
|McDonald, BradBrad McDonald||Australia||MF||2011–2013||1||0||0||0||0|
|Porter, BradleyBradley Porter||Australia||MF||2005–2012||74||0||7||6||1|
|Brady SmithBrady Smith||Australia||FW||2010||2||0||1||0||0|
|Griffiths, BrentBrent Griffiths||Australia||DF||2012–present||11||0||0||1||0|
|Doig, ChrisChris Doig||Scotland||DF||2009–2011||26||0||0||0||0|
|Tadrosse, ChrisChris Tadrosse||Australia||DF||2008–2009||1||0||0||0||0|
|Mori, DamianDamian Mori||Australia||FW||2006–2007||11||6||5||2||0|
|Brown, DamienDamien Brown||Australia||MF||2005–2008||42||1||5||3||0|
|McBreen, DanielDaniel McBreen||Australia||FW||2010–2014||95||28||11||15||1|
|Vukovic, DannyDanny Vukovic||Australia||GK||2005–2010||104||0||0||4||2|
|D'Apuzzo, DavidDavid D'Apuzzo||Australia||DF||2008–2010||10||0||0||2||0|
|Heffernan, DeanDean Heffernan||Australia||DF||2005–2010||65||10||4||19||1|
|Macallister, DylanDylan Macallister||Australia||FW||2008–2010||36||5||2||4||1|
|Bosnar, EddyEddy Bosnar||Australia||DF||2014–present||16||1||0||4||0|
|Trifiro, GlenGlen Trifiro||Australia||MF||2014–present||15||2||2||0||0|
|Owens, GregGreg Owens||Australia||MF||2007–2009||16||2||0||2||0|
|Morton, HaydenHayden Morton||Australia||DF||2012–present||2||0||0||0||0|
|Ferguson, IanIan Ferguson||Scotland||MF||2005–2006||3||0||0||0||0|
|McAndrew, IanIan McAndrew||Australia||MF||2007–2008||1||0||0||0||0|
|Cernak, IsakaIsaka Cernak||Australia||MF||2014–present||7||0||0||0||0|
|Poscoliero, JacobJacob Poscoliero||Australia||DF||2014–present||7||0||0||1||0|
|McMaster, JamieJamie McMaster||Australia||MF||2005–2007||26||1||3||5||0|
|Vanstrattan, JessJess Vanstrattan||Australia||GK||2010–2011||3||0||0||0||0|
|Aloisi, JohnJohn Aloisi||Australia||FW||2007–2008||15||7||0||3||0|
|Crawley, JohnJohn Crawley||Australia||GK||2005–2007||5||0||0||0||0|
|Hutchinson, JohnJohn Hutchinson||Malta||MF||2005–present||212||18||11||52||1|
|Sutton, JohnJohn Sutton||England||FW||2012||8||1||0||1||0|
|Bingham, JoshJosh Bingham||Australia||FW||2014–||2||0||0||0||0|
|Rose, JoshuaJoshua Rose||Australia||DF||2010–present||125||6||17||18||0|
|Pasfield, JustinJustin Pasfield||Australia||GK||2011–2014||14||0||0||0||0|
|Seung-Yong, KimKim Seung-Yong||South Korea||MF||2014–present||12||2||4||2||0|
|Carle, LeoLeo Carle||Australia||MF||2005–2006||7||0||1||0||0|
|Reddy, LiamLiam Reddy||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||DF||2013–2014||14||0||1||2||0|
|Flores, MarcosMarcos Flores||Argentina||MF||2013–2014||12||3||2||1||0|
|Bosnich, MarkMark Bosnich||Australia||GK||2008||5||0||0||0||0|
|Ryan, MathewMathew Ryan||Australia||GK||2009–2013||80||0||0||4||0|
|Crowell, MattMatt Crowell||Wales||MF||2009–2010||13||0||1||2||1|
|Sim, MattMatt Sim||Australia||DF||2014–present||14||0||0||1||0|
|Simon, MattMatt Simon||Australia||FW||2006–2012, 2013–present||142||38||20||25||0|
|Lewis, MatthewMatthew Lewis||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||MF||2005–2009||58||3||1||6||0|
|Trott, MatthewMatthew Trott||Australia||GK||2005–2008||6||0||0||0||0|
|Baird, MichaelMichael Baird||Australia||FW||2010–2011||5||0||0||1||0|
|Beauchamp, MichaelMichael Beauchamp||Australia||DF||2005–2006||22||0||0||3||1|
|McGlinchey, MichaelMichael McGlinchey||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||MF||2006–2009||45||8||1||12||2|
|Sterjovski, MileMile Sterjovski||Australia||MF||2012–2014||50||4||7||2||0|
|Duke, MitchellMitchell Duke||Australia||FW||2011–present||60||11||5||1||0|
|Mallia, MitchellMitchell Mallia||Australia||MF||2010–2011||1||0||0||0||0|
|Amini, MustafaMustafa Amini||Australia||MF||2010–2012||41||3||2||3||0|
|Fitzgerald, NicholasNicholas Fitzgerald||Australia||MF||2010–2011, 2013–present||43||4||5||8||0|
|Montgomery, NickNick Montgomery||Scotland||MF||2012–present||60||1||3||13||2|
|Travis, NickyNicky Travis||England||MF||2009–2010||20||3||4||3||0|
|Boogaard, NigelNigel Boogaard||Australia||DF||2005–2010||55||2||2||10||2|
|Mrdja, NikNik Mrdja||Australia||MF||2005–2011||48||12||2||1||0|
|Spencer, NoelNoel Spencer||Australia||MF||2005–2007||41||6||2||5||0|
|Bozanic, OliverOliver Bozanic||Australia||MF||2010–2013||71||3||12||8||0|
|Nikas, PannyPanny Nikas||Australia||MF||2009–2010||3||0||0||0||0|
|Perez, PatricioPatricio Perez||Argentina||MF||2010–2011||18||6||5||2||0|
|Zwaanswijk, PatrickPatrick Zwaanswijk||Netherlands||DF||2010–2013||87||11||2||19||1|
|O'Grady, PaulPaul O'Grady||Australia||DF||2005–2009||34||1||0||8||0|
|Bojic, PedjPedj Bojic||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||MF||2010–2012||48||4||1||12||0|
|Woodruffe, RussellRussell Woodruffe||Australia||FW||2005–2006||5||0||0||1||0|
|Gallagher, SamSam Gallagher||Australia||DF||2010–2012||1||0||0||0||0|
|Petrovski, SashoSasho Petrovski||Australia||FW||2007–2009||44||14||5||11||1|
|Huke, ShaneShane Huke||Australia||MF||2009||3||0||1||1||0|
|Petrie, StewartStewart Petrie||Scotland||FW||2005–2007||41||10||4||3||0|
|Roux, StormStorm Roux||New Zealand||DF||2013–present||31||1||2||5||0|
|Pondeljak, TomTom Pondeljak||Australia||FW||2005–2008||55||7||11||2||0|
|Slater, TomTom Slater||Australia||MF||2014–present||1||0||0||0||0|
|Rogic, TomasTomas Rogic||Australia||MF||2012–2013||24||5||3||1||1|
|Vidmar, TonyTony Vidmar||Australia||DF||2006–2008||33||0||0||7||2|
|Sainsbury, TrentTrent Sainsbury||Australia||DF||2010–2014||60||1||4||10||1|
|Hearfield, TroyTroy Hearfield||Australia||MF||2011–2013||32||2||2||0||0|
|Tomasevic, VukoVuko Tomasevic||Australia||DF||2006–2007||11||0||0||0||0|
|O'Sullivan, WayneWayne O'Sullivan||Republic of Ireland||MF||2005–2007||37||1||3||2||0|
|Anderson, ZacharyZachary Anderson||Australia||DF||2012–present||52||1||3||6||0|
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:
- Marc Warren (2010–2011)
- Wolry Wolfe (2009–2010)
- Paul Henderson (2010–2011)
- Jonathan Brown (2009–2010)
- Lachlan Cahill (2009–2010)
- Andrea Merenda (2008–2009)
- Dez Giraldi (2005–2006)
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