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 22)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 13
Youth career
2004–2007 Brunswick City
2007–2009 Green Gully
2009–2011 Sunshine George Cross
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Sunshine George Cross 14 (0)
2011–2012 Heidelberg United 32 (3)
2012 Moreland Zebras 9 (0)
2012–2015 Melbourne Victory 36 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Nabbout (born 17 December 1992) is an Australian football (soccer) player of Lebanese descent who last played as a Striker for Melbourne Victory in the A-League.

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

2012–13[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 a 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.

2013–14[edit]

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 of 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.

2014–15[edit]

Nabbout made his first league match day appearance starting on the bench for the Melbourne, in round three's clash against rivals Melbourne City FC, 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]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 3 October 2014
Club Season League Finals Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Melbourne Victory 2012–13 19 4 2 0 21 4
2013–14 13 1 1 0 5 0 19 1
2014–15 4 0 1 0 1 0
Total 36 5 3 0 1 0 5 0 41 5
Career total 36 5 3 0 1 0 5 0 41 5

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