Troy Halpin

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Troy Halpin
Personal information
Full name Troy Michael Halpin
Date of birth (1973-08-17) August 17, 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Edgeworth Eagles FC
Number 10
Youth career
Barnsley SC
West Wallsend FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Newcastle Austral 40 (18)
1991–1994 Newcastle Breakers 32 (10)
1994 Wollongong Wolves 4 (0)
1995–1998 Newcastle Breakers 55 (10)
1998 Stirling Lions 12 (5)
1998–2000 Perth Glory 68 (6)
2000–2004 Sydney Olympic 93 (4)
2004–2005 Johor FA 18 (4)
2005–2006 Sydney United 20 (5)
2007–2009 Toronto Awaba Stags FC 34 (9)
2010– Edgeworth Eagles FC 14 (2)
National team
1993 Australia U-21 6 (1)
1998–2003 Australia[1] 12 (3)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Kings School
2007– Toronto Awaba Stags FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Troy Michael Halpin (born 17 August 1973[2] in Newcastle, Australia) is an Australian footballer.

Career[edit]

He is one of the greatest talents Australian football has produced in the last two decades and was one of the most skilful players playing their trade in the now-defunct National Soccer League. Halpin represented many NSL clubs and won championships with Sydney Olympic and Perth Glory. He also played with Newcastle United and at Perth Glory with his brother Scott Halpin. He has played with Sydney United and Marconi in the NSW competition and wore the No 10 shirt. Halpin was most famous for his outstanding technical ability with the ball and vision in the mid-field. For the Socceroos, Halpin managed 12 caps and 3 goals. This was seen by many as a waste as he is rated as one of Australia's finest footballing talents.

Coaching career[edit]

He is currently employed by the Kings School in his role as Director of Football. Halpin recently held the role of player/coach in the Northern NSW NBN State Football League with the Toronto Awaba Stags FC before moving to Edgeworth Eagles FC where he will conitinue playing whilst also overseeing youth development for the club in the upcoming 2010 season.[3] Halpin recently joined the coaching staff at Mongo Football which is a Football Academy on Sydney's North Shore and is based at Macquarie University.

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