Anthony Cáceres

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Anthony Cáceres
Personal information
Full name Anthony Cáceres
Date of birth (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Australia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
(on loan from Manchester City)
Number 10
Youth career
2006–2011 Marconi Stallions
2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Central Coast Mariners 62 (3)
2016– Manchester City 0 (0)
2016– Melbourne City (loan) 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:46, 28 October 2016 (UTC).

Anthony Cáceres (born 29 September 1992) is an Australian association football player who plays as a central midfielder for A-League club Melbourne City on loan from Manchester City of the Premier League.

Career[edit]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

Caceres made his A-League debut for the Central Coast Mariners in the F3 Derby against the Newcastle Jets, starting in a scoreless draw in January 2013.[1] He scored his first goal for the club one year and two days later, again against the Jets, making a run from halfway and shooting from outside the area to open the scoring in a 3–0 win.[2]

Manchester City[edit]

On 15 January 2016, Caceres was sold to Premier League club Manchester City on a long-term contract for fee in the region of AUS$300,000. He was immediately loaned out to their A-League partner, Melbourne City.[3] Caceres' move to Melbourne City sparked some controversy, given that transfer fees are not allowed to be paid directly between A-League clubs.[4]

Melbourne City[edit]

Caceres had a troubled start to life at City, receiving 2 red cards in his first 4 games, the second coming in the 79th minute of the Melbourne Derby.[5]

Caceres scored his first goal for City coming off the bench in a 3-1 win over Brisbane Roar, with his headed goal putting City temporarily on top of A-League table.[6]

On 10 June 2016, Caceres's loan to City was extended for another year.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the boyfriend of Western Sydney Wanderers FC W-League forward Helen Petinos, whom he met at Westfields Sports High School.[8][9] Caceres is of Uruguayan descent.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 October 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast Mariners 2012–13 A-League 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2013–14 21 2 0 0 3 0 23 2
2014–15 26 1 4 0 1 0 31 1
2015–16 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Mariners total 62 3 5 0 6 0 73 3
Manchester City 2015–16 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester City total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne City (loan) 2015–16 A-League 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2016–17 3 1 3 1 0 0 6 2
Melbourne City total 14 2 3 1 0 0 17 3
Career total 76 5 8 1 6 0 90 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardiner, James. "Jets defence holds firm in scoreless F3 derby", Newcastle Herald, Newcastle, 19 January 2013. Retrieved on 20 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Mariners cruise to big derby win". FourFourTwo (Australia). 25 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Davutovic, David (15 January 2016). "Melbourne City trumps A-League rivals for Central Coast's Anthony Caceres". Fox Sports. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Wadhwa, Arjun (19 January 2016). "Manchester City cause transfer mayhem in Australia". TheSportsCampus. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "The A-League derby between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City comes of age - Goal.com". 13 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "City atop A-League ladder after storming past 10-man Roar". 18 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne City sign Luke Brattan on loan from Manchester City and extend Anthony Caceres loan deal". The Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Adno, Carly. "Wanderers' Helen Petinos has torn allegiances, but will support Mariners boyfriend Anthony Caceres". Fox Sports. News Corporation. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Adno, Carly. "Wanderers' Helen Petinos has torn allegiances, but will support Mariners boyfriend Anthony Caceres". The Advertiser. News Corporation. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Why Man City's signing of Anthony Caceres could cause controversy in Australia". Goal.com. Goal.com. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 

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