Fred Agius

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Fred Agius
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Personal information
Full name Frederick Agius
Date of birth (1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Left midfielder
Youth career
Adelaide City
SASI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Playford City 3 (0)
2001–2003 Sydney Olympic 4 (1)
2003–2004 Adelaide United 13 (1)
2004–2005 Playford City 20 (6)
2005–2006 Adelaide Blue Eagles 14 (2)
2006–2009 Adelaide City 50 (12)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 5 (0)
2010–2011 Adelaide City 8 (1)
2011–2012 Cendrawasih Papua 16 (3)
National team
2001 Australia U-17
2004 Australia U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2011.

Frederick "Fred" Agius (born 2 February 1984) is an Australian footballer who plays for South Australian Amateur Soccer League team Brahma Lodge. In 2003, he played Australian rules football for Central District in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) reserve grade, making him one of few people to play at semi-professional level in both football and Australian rules.

Football career[edit]

Between 1998 and 2000 Agius played underage football for the South Australian Sport Institute in the SAPL Under 23 division. Agius in 2001 was selected in the Australian team that played in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship. Agius played four matches, scoring one goal. In a warm-up match prior to the tournament Agius scored six goals in a match against American Samoa.[1] [2]

In 2001 Agius moved to Playford City before moving to Sydney Olympic FC for the 2001/02 season of the National Soccer League. At Olympic he managed four appearances as a substitute.

At the beginning of the 2003/04 NSL season Agius moved back to the round ball game and to the new Adelaide United team set up in the wake of the withdrawal of Adelaide City from the competition. In the 2003/04 season he managed 13 appearances, scoring one goal.[3] At the completion of the 2003/04 NSL season Agius returned to Adelaide City.

In November 2008 A-League expansion team North Queensland Fury enquired as to Agius' availability to which Adelaide City set a transfer fee of A$20,000.[4] In December 2008 North Queensland Fury unveiled Agius as their latest signing. He is contracted for the 2009–2010 A-League season.[5]

Australian rules career[edit]

After the 2001/02 NSL season Agius decided to try his hand at Australian rules football, a sport he had played as a junior. Joining Central District he was able to hold a spot in the reserve grade team and won a premiership medal as a member of the victorious grand final team.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oceania Preliminary Competition for the U-17 World Cup 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Profile – Fred Agius". FIFA. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Australian player database". OzFootball.net. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Marco Monteverde (28 November 2008). "North Queensland Fury have been asked to pay a transfer fee for Fred Agius". Fox Sports (Australia). Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Former Adelaide Utd's Agius signs with Fury". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Michael Lynch (22 April 2004). "Code switch may lead to Games spot". The Age. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 

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