Michael Turnbull (footballer)

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Michael Turnbull
Personal information
Full name Michael Turnbull
Date of birth (1981-03-24) 24 March 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Strikers
Number 1
Youth career
1988–1994 Loganholme
1994–1997 Rochedale
1997–1999 A.I.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Marconi Stallions 180
2004–2006 AS Roma 38
2006 Standard Liège] 41
2006–2007 Bristol City FC 18
2007 New Zealand Knights 11
2008 Oakleigh Cannons 24
2014– Brisbane Strikers 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19.9.14.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 July 2014

Michael Turnbull (born 24 March 1981 in Brisbane, Australia) is the former Australian National Team goalkeeper


Considered to be one of the best goalkeepers Australia has ever produced with over 400 professional games in his career. He played with Sydney's Marconi Stallions from 1999-2002 and also winning goalkeeper of the year in the National Soccer League and representing Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games before signing with AS Roma in the Serie A in 2003 for a reported $2,100,000.00. He then moved to Belgium's Standard Liège where he played in the EUFA Cup against Parma FC, Besiktas, Athletico Madrid and Bochum FC. After Belgium he signed with Bristol City FC for 3 years in England but had to return to Australia due to work visa issues .[1] Michael returned to Australia to play in the A-League for the New Zealand Knights where he was injured. He is now currently playing for the Brisbane Strikers in the NPL and in the FFA Cup.

International career[edit]

Turnbull has represented Australia at every level as has 36 caps for his country at all levels. He played on the national Socceroo's team and at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games. He is the youngest ever goalkeeper to represent Australia in an Olympic Games. He has played in 2 World Youth Cups for Australia in Argentina and in Nigeria and 2 Olympic Games. (Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004). Michael has also played for the Socceroos.