Dodd warming-up for Adelaide United in 2008
|Full name||Travis Garth Dodd|
|Date of birth||6 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, Australia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Striker|
|Current club||Perth Glory|
|1996–1999||Adelaide City Force||32||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Travis Dodd (born 6 January 1980) is an Indigenous Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Perth Glory in the A-League. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger and can also play as a striker.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, he played junior football at Elizabeth before joining the South Australian Sports Institute in 1996. He was Adelaide City's fourth youngest National Soccer League (NSL) player of all time (16 years 281 days), and the fifth player in NSL history to score a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute (in a 4–1 win over Football Kingz in 2003).
At the conclusion of the 2003–04 NSL season, he moved abroad, playing firstly with Malaysian club Johor, then Greek club Panionios NFC. During his stint with Panionios, Dodd scored in their UEFA Cup first round victory over high-profile Italian side Udinese Calcio. His career at the Greek club was short lived, with a change in manager seeing him frozen out of the senior squad. He made nine appearances for the club, four in the league, and five in the UEFA Cup.
Dodd returned home to Adelaide in 2005 and was a part of the Adelaide United side that won the 2005–06 A-League Premiership. On 23 May 2007, Dodd was the first Australian player to score a hat-trick in the Asian Champions League, scoring all three in a 3–0 win against Đồng Tâm Long An. After positive performances in the Asian Champions League, Dodd was linked with a move to Kashima Antlers.
Dodd took the captaincy of Adelaide United in July 2008 taking over from Michael Valkanis. He became Adelaide's fourth captain since its formation in 2003. During 2008 Dodd had a rich vein of form scoring 11 goals from midfield including a Captain's goal against New Zealand team Waitakere United in the FIFA Club World Cup that saw the team progress to the Quarterfinals. 2008 also saw Dodd become the first Adelaide United player to play 100 competitive games in which he scored the only goal in the 1–0 win over Perth Glory in round one of the 2008–09 A-League season.
On 1 March 2011, it was announced that Dodd had signed a two year contract with Hyundai A-League club Perth Glory reportedly worth $200,000 per season with an option to extend the contract to a third year.
Dodd's debut international match for Australia was an AFC Cup qualifier against Kuwait at Allianz Stadium, on 16 August 2006. He scored the opening goal for the home side in a 2–0 win. Dodd's goal marked the first ever international goal scored by an Indigenous Australian player.
(Correct as of 19 February 2012)
1 – includes A-League final series statistics
2 – includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. 2008 ACL in 2008–09 A-League season etc.)
|1.||16 August 2006||Sydney, Australia||Kuwait||2–0||Win||Asian Cup 2007 Qualification|
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