Amini with Borussia Dortmund in 2012
|Full name||Mohammad Mustafa Castillo Amini|
|Date of birth||20 April 1993|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Current club||Borussia Dortmund II|
|2010–2011||Central Coast Mariners||23||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Central Coast Mariners (loan)||18||(2)|
|2012–||Borussia Dortmund II||26||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mohammad Mustafa Castillo Amini (born 20 April 1993) is an Australian footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund II in the German 3. Liga. He was signed from the Central Coast Mariners A-League team in 2011 and joined the club at the end of the 2011-12 season. Amini has been earmarked by Young Socceroos head coach Jan Versleijen as one of the local game's brighter products.
Born in Sydney, Australia to an Afghan father and a Nicaraguan mother, Amini grew up in the Western Sydney area. He attended Sherwood Grange Public School and Westfields Sports High School until moving to Lake Ginninderra College in the ACT while playing for the AIS, earning his Year 12 certificate in March 2010. Amini wears a distinctive 'afro' haircut, even winning 'afro of the year award' and is fluent in Dari-Persian and Spanish.
Central Coast Mariners
Amini played for Blacktown City before being signed to an AIS scholarship. He was signed by the Central Coast Mariners on a two-year contract in the A-League. Amini made his debut for the senior team in a friendly against fellow Gosford club Central Coast Lightning in the which the Mariners won 7–1. Amini made his official A-League debut for the Mariners in a match against Brisbane Roar on 20 October 2010. His first goal came in a 3–1 away win against Gold Coast United on 9 February 2011.
Amini's excellent form throughout the 2010–11 A-League season attracted major interest from overseas clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Subsequently it was announced that Amini was to spend two weeks on trial with Borussia Dortmund in preparation for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in July with a view of signing a long term deal with the Bundesliga club. Only days into his trial Borussia Dortmund publicly announced that the youngster had caught the eye of first team manager Jürgen Klopp stating that "he can definitely play football and is a really great talent.".
2011–12 season (loan to Central Coast Mariners)
On 4 July 2011, it was announced that he had signed with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract. However, Amini would initially be loaned to Central Coast Mariners until 31 May 2012, making him eligible to play for the club during the 2011–12 A-League season as well as the group stage of the Asian Champions League. He played outstandingly well as Central Coast marched to the quarter-finals.
Amini was selected to play for Australia U-20 in a four-match tour of South America against the Argentina U-20 and Paraguay U-20 teams from 3–19 April. He was then selected for the Australia U-20 again for the 2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship. Amini scored his first goal for the Australia U-20 in the 2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in a 4–1 win over Vietnam U-20.
|Central Coast Mariners||2010–11||A-League||23||1||0||0||0||0||23||1|
|Borussia Dortmund II||2012–13||3. Liga||14||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
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