Michael Marrone (footballer)

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Michael Marrone
Michael Marrone MH 2011.jpg
Marrone playing for Melbourne Heart in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 2
Youth career
Para Hills Knights
SASI
2004–2005 AIS Football Program
2008–2009 Adelaide United Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Kingston City 26 (1)
2008 Para Hills Knights 19 (0)
2008–2010 Adelaide United 18 (0)
2009 Para Hills Knights (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2013 Melbourne Heart 70 (0)
2013 Shanghai Shenxin 16 (0)
2014– Adelaide United 11 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Australia U-20 3 (0)
2012– Australia 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 December 2012

Michael Marrone (born 27 January 1987) is an Australian footballer who plays for Adelaide United in the A-League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Marrone made his professional debut on 18 December 2008 in the FIFA Club World Cup fifth-placed match against Al-Ahly. He came off the bench in the 54th minute to replace Daniel Mullen.[2]

On 25 January 2009, he made his A-League debut for Adelaide United against the Central Coast Mariners.

On 3 March 2009, Marrone was signed to a full senior contract for Adelaide after having played for their youth squad. He played 26 games for Adelaide United before signing with the new team Melbourne Heart.[3]

On 30 April 2010, it was announced that Marrone had signed with new A-League club Melbourne Heart for two years. He has played regularly at right back for the new club, and missed only one game in their inaugural season, which was the third Melbourne derby.[4] In the fourth round of the season, he scored an own goal for Heart, in a match which was to end up a 2–2 draw with Perth Glory.

After the end of his first season with Melbourne Heart, Marrone travelled to the United Kingdom to partake in trials with British clubs Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic and Celtic,[5] and also played in a friendly match for Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion on 24 March 2011.[6] He also attracted interest from Italian Serie A side Cagliari.[7]

On 3 February 2014, it was announced that Marrone was signed to return to Adelaide United, after a spell with Chinese club Shanghai Shenxin.[8] After working his way into the starting line-up, he fractured two leg bones in a match against his former club Melbourne Heart on 4 April 2014.

International career[edit]

He received his first call-up for the full national team by coach Pim Verbeek in preparation for the match against Indonesia in Brisbane on 3 March 2010.[9]

On 21 February 2012 he was selected to play against Saudi Arabia national football team in a World Cup qualification match.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2014
Club Season League1 Continental2 International3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide United 2008–09 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2009–10 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14 7 0 - - - - 7 0
Total 25 0 7 0 1 0 33 0
Melbourne Heart 2010–11 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
2011–12 28 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
2012–13 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Total 68 0 0 0 1 0 69 0
Shanghai Shenxin 2013 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 16 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
Career total 109 0 7 0 2 0 118 0

1 – includes A-League final series statistics
2 – includes AFC Champions League statistics; statistics included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008–09 A-League season etc.)
3 – includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://au.soccerway.com/players/michael-marrone/69105/
  2. ^ Andrew Capel. "Young guns in limbo". News.com.au. 
  3. ^ By  Sportal Australia (3 March 2009). "United signs two new faces". Au.fourfourtwo.com. 
  4. ^ "Marrone Signs For Heart's Inaugural Campaign". Melbourneheartfc.com.au. 
  5. ^ "A-League's best player gong swept up by Flores". Sydney Morning Herald. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Tanner, Rob (25 March 2011). "Sven happy with City display despite defeat in friendly". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Lynch, Michael (12 July 2011). "Victory dumps Hernandez for Celtic clash". The Age. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/adelaideunited/news-display/Marrone-returns-home-to-the-Reds/85003
  9. ^ "Reds score four in Qantas Socceroos squad". Adelaideunited.com.au. 2 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Osieck names stars to take on Saudi Arabia – Football Australia 2013". Footballaustralia.com.au. 

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