Massimo Luongo

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Massimo Luongo
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Personal information
Full name Massimo Corey Luongo[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-25) 25 September 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swindon Town
Number 4
Youth career
2004–2010 APIA Leichhardt Tigers
2011 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2012 Ipswich Town (loan) 9 (0)
2013 Swindon Town (loan) 7 (1)
2013 Swindon Town (loan) 5 (2)
2013– Swindon Town 57 (6)
National team
2011 Australia U20 2 (0)
2014– Australia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:51, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Massimo Corey Luongo (born 25 September 1992) is an Australian football player currently playing for Swindon Town.

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Luongo was born in Sydney. He attended Waverley College where he won the championship in 2009. Luongo signed for Tottenham Hotspur in January 2011 after impressing on trial, and went on to make nine appearances for the under-18 team during the 2010–11 Premier Academy League season, scoring three goals. He made his only appearance for the first team on 20 September 2011 in a 7–6 extra-time penalty shoot out loss to Stoke City in the League Cup, replacing Sandro after 70 minutes.[3] Luongo missed Tottenham's 8th penalty in the shootout, resulting in the defeat.

On 23 July 2012, Luongo joined Championship side Ipswich Town on a season long loan for the 2012–13 season.[4] The loan was terminated on 9 November after new Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy said that he wanted a 'different type of player'.[5]

On 28 March 2013, Luongo signed for Swindon Town on loan along with fellow Spurs trainees Nathan Byrne and Dean Parrett.[6] The very next day he went straight into the squad to face Oldham and play the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw.[7]

Luongo scored his first goal for Swindon in a 4–1 win over Crewe. He scored again in a 1–1 league one play-off semi final match against Brentford.

Luongo signed a season-long loan deal with Swindon Town on 2 July 2013.[8] However, on 31 August 2013, Swindon signed Luongo on a permanent three-year contract having agreed a fee of £400,000 with Spurs.[9]

International career[edit]

Luongo was eligible to represent either the Australian national football team by birth, the Italian national team due to his father's birth or the Indonesian national football team due his mother's birth.

He has represented the Australian under-20 team on 2 occasions but was not selected for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Luongo has also been called up for training camps in Europe with the full senior national team.[10]

Massimo Luongo made his debut for the Socceroos as a second-half substitute in the 3–4 loss to Ecuador at The New Den.[11]

Luongo was selected for the 23 man Australia squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil by manager Ange Postecoglou.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

[13]

Club[edit]

As of 2 November 2014
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ipswich Town 2012–13 Championship 9 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Swindon Town 2012–13 League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 1
2013–14 44 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 53 6
2014–15 14 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Swindon total 65 9 1 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 78 9
Career total 74 9 1 0 8 1 0 0 7 0 90 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Massimo Luongo". socceroos.com.au. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stoke 0–0 Tottenham (7–6 pens)". BBC. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spurs Midfielder Massimo Luongo Signs For Town". EADT. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ipswich Town end Massimo Luongo loan from Tottenham Hotspur". Sports Mole Limited. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "MASSIMO, DEAN, NATHAN JOIN SWINDON ON LOAN". tottenhamhotspur.com. Tottenham Hotspur. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swindon 1 – 1 Oldham". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tottenham's Massimo Luongo and Grant Hall join Swindon". BBC Sport. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Luongo signs permanent deal". swindontownfc.co.uk. Swindon Town FC. 31 September 2013. Retrieved 31 September 2013.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Holger Osieck names Qantas Socceroos Squad for Germany Match". the real game. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  11. ^ Tim Cahill goes top as Socceroos implode
  12. ^ "Australia unveil final 23-man squad". rte Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "M. Luongo". soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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