Vince Lia

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Vince Lia
Vince Lia.jpg
Lia playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2009
Personal information
Full name Vincent Lia
Date of birth (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 17
Youth career
Tatura
South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 South Melbourne 41 (0)
2005 Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues 4 (0)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 24 (0)
2007– Wellington Phoenix 135 (2)
National team
2002–2003 Australia U-17 12 (1)
2002–2005 Australia U-20 21 (5)
2006–2007 Australia U-23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2012

Vincent "Vince" Lia (born 18 March 1985) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Lia spent the early stages of his professional career in the NSL at South Melbourne. He then moved on to Melbourne Victory where he spent two years as a fringe player, albeit winning a championship.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

He moved to the Wellington Phoenix in 2007.Lia scored his first ever A-League goal in a 1–1 draw against his former team, Melbourne Victory, in the 58th minute on 24 November 2007 in front of a 20,938 strong crowd at the Telstra Dome.[2] Lia missed the entire 2008–09 A-League Season due to a knee injury suffered in pre-season, requiring a full reconstruction. In 2009–10 A-League Season, Vince Lia has signed a contract with the A-League team Wellington Phoenix. On 20 October 2009, Vince Lia has extended his contract with the Wellington Phoenix until the end of 2011–2012.[3]

International career[edit]

Lia captained the Australian U-20's at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Statistics[edit]

A-League Career Statistics
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Melbourne Victory
(A-League)
2005–06 17 0 17 0
2006–07 7 0 0 0 7 0
Club Total 24 0 0 0 24 0
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix
(A-League)
2007–08 13 1 13 1
2008–09 0 0 0 0
2009–10 23 0 3 0 26 0
2010–11 24 1 0 0 24 1
2011–12 19 0 2 0 21 0
2012–13 23 0 23 0
2013–14 23 0 23 0
Club Total 125 2 5 0 130 2
Career totals 149 2 5 0 154 2
Last updated 16 March 2014

Honours[edit]

With Melbourne Victory:

References[edit]

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