Goodwin playing for Newcastle Jets in 2012
|Full name||Craig Alexander Goodwin|
|Date of birth||16 December 1991|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, Australia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Left Winger / left back|
|Munno Para City|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2016
He started his career playing for amateur club Munno Para City Football Club. He later signed for one of the top local Adelaide sides Adelaide Raiders who play in the South Australian Super League. After being cut during the Adelaide United youth team trials he moved to Melbourne where he signed with Victorian Premier League side Oakleigh Cannons.
On 2 September 2011 it was announced he had signed with the Melbourne Heart youth team who play in the National Youth League. He made his senior professional debut for Melbourne Heart during the 2011–12 A-League campaign in a round 19 fixture against Melbourne Victory in which he received the man of the match award.
On 7 May 2012 it was announced he had signed a two-year contract with A-League club Newcastle Jets. At Newcastle, Goodwin is known for his finishing and accurate crossing, which benefits strikers Emile Heskey and Ryan Griffiths. He scored his first A-League goal against Sydney FC on 13 October 2012. His goal proved to be the winner in a 3–2 victory. Due to his consistent amazing performances Craig was nominated for NAB Young Footballer Of The Year in October. On 8 April 2013 Goodwin joined English Premier League side Reading on trial for two weeks.
On 5 May 2016, it was announced that Goodwin had signed with Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam four days after Adelaide United's A-League Championship Grand Final victory against the Western Sydney Wanderers. He made his debut on 7 August 2016 against Ajax, coming on as a substitute for Iván Calero in the 68th minute. Goodwin scored his first goal for the club a week later, scoring the second goal for Sparta Rotterdam in their 3–0 victory over PEC Zwolle.
Goodwin made his international debut for Australia on 26 July 2013, coming on as a late substitute in a loss to Japan at the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. He started the next match of the tournament, playing a full game in a 4–3 loss to China.
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