Brad McDonald

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Brad McDonald
Brad McDonald.jpg
McDonald playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2012
Personal information
Full name Bradley James McDonald
Date of birth (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left Back
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 15
Youth career
2008–2009 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Brisbane City
2010 Brisbane Strikers 20 (0)
2010–2011 North Queensland Fury 25 (0)
2011 Brisbane Strikers 6 (1)
2011–2013 Central Coast Mariners 1 (0)
2013 Central Coast Mariners Academy 10 (2)
2014 APIA Leichhardt 20 (4)
2015 Manly United 22 (1)
2016– Central Coast Mariners 8 (0)
National team
2014– Papua New Guinea 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2015

Bradley James "Brad" McDonald (born 17 February 1990) is a Papua New Guinean international footballer currently playing as a left back for Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.


McDonald began his career with the Brisbane Roar in their youth system before heading to the Brisbane Strikers in the QSL competition.

On 12 August 2010, McDonald was signed by the North Queensland Fury.[1] McDonald made his debut for the club against Adelaide United coming off the bench. He has been a regular started since his debut.[2]

On 15 April 2011 he signed for A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners.[3] He made only one first team league appearance for the side, starting in a 2–1 win over Melbourne Heart on 30 March 2013.[4] He also appeared in one AFC Champions League match, coming on as a late substitute in a loss to Guizhou Renhe in April 2013.[5]

In January 2016, McDonald returned to the Mariners, having spent three seasons playing in the National Premier Leagues.[6]



McDonald was called up by Aurelio Vidmar for an Australia U-23 training camp in October 2011. At the time, he stated that he was still potentially interested in playing for Papua New Guinea as an alternative to Australia.[7]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

In September 2014, McDonald made his debut for Papua New Guinea, coming on as a substitute and setting up a goal in a 2–1 loss to Singapore.[8] In January 2016, he stated his commitment to representing Papua New Guinea and that he was in the process of obtaining citizenship which is necessary to appear in competitive matches for the country. He hoped to have the paperwork completed in time to compete in the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.[9] However, he was not part of the final roster for the tournament.[10]



Central Coast Mariners:


  1. ^ "NQ Fury sign Brad McDonald". North Queensland Fury. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ John Duerden. "Hyundai A-League Home – Hyundai A-League". Hyundai A-League. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Mariners make double signing
  4. ^ "Central Coast Mariners 2-1 Melbourne Heart: Coasters charge into finals". 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Proud Mariners undone by Guizhou late show". Football Federation Australia. 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Breaking News: Brad McDonald returns to Mariners". Central Coast Mariners FC. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Simon Hill (23 October 2011). "Brad McDonald called up to Olyroos training camp but could still play for Papua New Guinea". Fox Sports (Australia). 
  8. ^ Nick Measures (7 September 2014). "Singapore make heavy going of victory over Papua New Guinea". 
  9. ^ Huguenin, Michael. "McDonald's Mariners return to spark PNG career". Goal. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Home advantage vital for PNG". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 

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