Paul Trimboli

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Paul Trimboli
Personal information
Full name Paolo Vincenzo Trimboli
Date of birth (1969-02-25) 25 February 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Playing position Striker (Retired)
Youth career
Brighton
1986 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 Sunshine George Cross 28 (4)
1988–2004 South Melbourne 430 (115)
National team
1985 Australia U-17
1987 Australia U-20
1988–2002 Australia 46 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2007

Paolo "Paul" Vincenzo Trimboli (born 25 February 1969) is a former Australian international football (soccer) player and current Football Operations Manager at Melbourne Victory. Trimboli is of Italian ancestry and attended Xavier College, where he was a member of the First XI, and was captained by his brother.[1]

Club career[edit]

He had a distinguished career with South Melbourne in the NSL. Trimboli twice won the award for best under 21 player (in 1988 & 1989), as well as twice winning the award for player of the season, the Johnny Warren Medal (for the 1992/3 & 1997/8 seasons).

International career[edit]

He earned 48 caps (39 'A' games) with the Socceroos, marking his debut in 1988 against Fiji with a goal. His last international came in 2002 against Tahiti.

After retirement[edit]

In 2006, Trimboli was a commentator on SEN 1116's A-League and Victorian Premier League coverage. He is also employed in a marketing capacity by Puma. Trimboli has said that he would not enter the coaching arena as he would prefer to pursue other opportunities.[citation needed]

On 21 June 2011, he was appointed General Manager of Football at A-League club Brisbane Roar.[2]

On 25 June 2012, Trimboli reunited with Ange Postecoglou to join Melbourne Victory as Football Operations Manager.[3]

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With South Melbourne FC:

Personal Honours:

Notes[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
John Markovski
NSL U21 Player of the Year
1988-1989
Succeeded by
Paul Okon
Preceded by
Josip Biskic
Johnny Warren Medallist
1992/93
Succeeded by
Mark Viduka
Preceded by
Kresimir Marusic
Johnny Warren Medallist
1997/98
Succeeded by
Brad Maloney