Andrew Nabbout

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Andrew Nabbout
Nabbout Victory Training May 2015.jpg
Nabbout in training for Melbourne Victory, May 2015
Personal information
Full name Andrew Nabbout
Date of birth (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 15
Youth career
2004–2007 Brunswick City
2007–2009 Green Gully
2009–2011 Sunshine George Cross
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Sunshine George Cross 14 (0)
2011–2012 Heidelberg United 32 (3)
2012 Moreland Zebras 9 (0)
2012–2015 Melbourne Victory 40 (5)
2016 Negeri Sembilan FA 12 (8)
2016– Newcastle Jets 24 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2017

Andrew Nabbout (born 17 December 1992) is an Australian football (soccer) player of Lebanese descent who currently plays for Newcastle Jets in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]


Nabbout signed for Melbourne Victory's National Youth Team for the 2012–13 season on 1 October 2012. Having played only one NYL friendly; a 2-goal man of match performance against Altona Magic, Nabbout went on to make his senior debut for Melbourne Victory in an A-League match against Brisbane Roar on 13 October 2012 in a 5–0 defeat.[1]

On 10 November 2012, Nabbout came off the bench in the 66th minute away against bitter rivals Sydney FC, at the time being 2–0 down, and wrote his name into Victory folklore by scoring a superb 78th-minute goal and then scored the winning goal in the 91st minute of the game to help Melbourne win the game 3–2. [2] On 17 November 2012, Nabbout earned his first ever start in a home game and scored his first goal in a home game against Central Coast Mariners, a game which ended 2–2. He has since signed a 3-year senior contract with the Victory.

On 7 December 2012, Nabbout made his first full 90 minute appearance for Melbourne against Adelaide. For him it was a night to remember, scoring his fourth ever goal with the assistance of Marco Rojas. The match turned out to be one to forget for Melbourne, losing 2–4.

Nabbout made a total of 21 appearances for Melbourne, 2 of them in the final series, logging up a total time of 786 minutes.


Nabbout with Melbourne Victory in 2014

On 27 August 2013, it was confirmed that Lebanon national team coach Giuseppe Giannini had offered Nabbout a place in the national team to boost their attacking squad, being possible through his personal heritage. Nabbout declined the offer, in hopes that he could make the Australia national team, to make an appearance in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[3] Despite this, coach Ange Postecoglou later rejected Andrew's chance, making it possible for Andrew to play for Lebanon or Australia, since Lebanon is on the rise while Australia will host the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Nabbout was granted number 13 for Melbourne, from 26, following Diogo Ferreira's departure to Brisbane Roar.

Nabbout's second season with Melbourne under new coach Kevin Muscat saw less game time than under Ange Postecoglou. Nabbout made a total of 19 appearances for the club, scoring only one goal, in Melbourne's one all draw against Newcastle Jets on 10 January 2014, and gave two goal assists in other matches, logging a total of 462 minutes.

His most notable moment of the 2014 AFC Champions League include his contribution to securing Melbourne's second goal in the club's 2–0 victory over champions Guangzhou Evergrande on 15 April 2014, with teammates James Troisi the scorer and Kosta Barbarouses the official assister.


Nabbout made his first league match day appearance starting on the bench for the Melbourne, in round three's clash against rivals Melbourne City, but was not used. Nabbout made his first competitive appearance in 2014–15 and debut in Cup football, against Perth Glory in the FFA Cup quarter finals on 29 October 2014. Nabbout came on as a substitute for Besart Berisha in the 44th minute following a groin injury, with the game finishing in a 4–2 loss for after extra time. He was released by Melbourne Victory on 23 May, 2015. [4]


It was announced in early December 2015, that Nabbout would sign for Negeri Sembilan FA in the Malaysian Premier League for the 2016 Malaysia Premier League season, linking up with former National Soccer League winning coach Gary Phillips and several former A-League players.[5] During his stay in Negeri Sembilan, Nabbout emerges as the top scorer of his team with 9 goals in 14 competitive games. Despite his impressive record Nabbout had his contract terminated mid season as the club wanted to bring in new attacking players. [6]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

After half a season with Negeri Sembilan, Nabbout returned to Australia and joined Newcastle Jets on 19 July 2016.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Melbourne Victory 2012–13 21 4 21 4
2013–14 14 1 5 0 19 1
2014–15 5 0 1 0 6 0
Total 40 5 1 0 5 0 46 5
Negeri Sembilan FA 2016 12 8 2 1 14 9
Total 12 8 2 1 14 9
Newcastle Jets 2016–17 2 1 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 54 14 3 1 5 0 60 14


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