Ben Halloran

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Ben Halloran
Halloran with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2014
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Halloran[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-14) 14 June 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Cairns, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
1. FC Heidenheim
Number 12
Youth career
Brisbane Wolves
2009 QAS
2009–2010 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Gold Coast United 26 (4)
2012–2013 Brisbane Roar 27 (4)
2013–2015 Fortuna Düsseldorf 37 (8)
2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 6 (1)
2015– 1. FC Heidenheim 36 (4)
National team
2010 Australia U-20 6 (1)
2014– Australia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:43, 12 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2014

Benjamin "Ben" Halloran (born 14 June 1992) is an Australian international football (soccer) player who plays as a winger for 1. FC Heidenheim in the German 2. Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Halloran with Gold Coast United in 2010.

Gold Coast United[edit]

Halloran made his debut for Gold Coast United as a substitute in their Round 4, 1–0 loss to Melbourne Victory in the 2010–11 season.[2]

On 6 January 2011, Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg addressed the speculation that the talented player may leave the club however Bleiberg was adamant that the player was contracted for another two years and unless a sizable transfer offer was made the player would remain at Gold Coast.[3]

In the 2010–11 A-League season, Halloran started two games and came on as substitute twice. The next season Halloran established himself as a future Socceroos player. He had a stand out season for Gold Coast. He played 17 games and scored four goals. Halloran had a great game against Adelaide United, where he scored one goal and received the match ball for a best on ground performance.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

Following the demise of Gold Coast United at the end of the 2011–12 season, Halloran attracted a lot of interest from Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and "at least three other A-League clubs"[4] for his services for the 2012–13 season. On 13 May 2012, it was announced that Brisbane had signed Halloran on a three-year deal with the 2011–12 Champions.[4] In Halloran 's seventh match for the roar he would score his first goal against Sydney FC. Halloran would have a quieter year than the one before but played more matches.

Halloran started 18 matches but was forced to come on as the substitute 10 times. Halloran scored four goals in his time at Roar including the winning goal in the 83rd minute against Adelaide United. After the match his Manager, Mike Mulvey said "Ben needs to be more of a team player", which Halloran understood.

Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

Halloran with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2013.

It was announced on 22 May 2013, that Halloran had requested a move to Fortuna Düsseldorf (German 2. Bundesliga), a request that was approved by Brisbane Roar. The transfer amount was said to be around $400,000.[5] On 7 October 2013, Halloran made his debut for Fortuna Düsseldorf against Greuther Fürth. Ben would play the entire match on the right wing in the 2–1 win. Halloran scored his first goal for Düsseldorf's first team in his sixth appearance, and in the 70th minute, with the goal equalizing the score and snatching a point for his team.[6]

1. FC Heidenheim[edit]

On 23 June 2015, it was confirmed that Halloran had left Dusseldorf for fellow 2. Bundesliga side, 1. FC Heidenheim on a 3-year deal.[7][8]

On 26 July 2015, Halloran made his debut as a substitute against 1860 Munich in a 1-0 win.

International career[edit]

Halloran made six appearances for Australia's U-20 side scoring one goal. He was selected in the squad for Australia's East Asia Cup Qualifiers, but was not picked for the team.

Halloran was selected in Australia's provisional 30 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made his international debut in a pre World Cup friendly match against South Africa on 26 May 2014. He made his World Cup debut on 13 June 2014, coming in as a substitute as Australia lost 1-3 to Chile.


Gold Coast United


  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Daly, Liam (29 August 2010). "Victory get first win". A-League. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bleiberg Not Selling Halloran". 6 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Monteverde, Marco (13 May 2012). "Ben Halloran signs three-year deal with Brisbane Roar". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brisbane agree to Halloran transfer". 22 May 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Archived 26 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Greco, John (23 June 2015). "Halloran on the move in Germany". Football Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Halloran signs three-year deal with Heidenheim". The World Game. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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