North in 2008
|Full name||Jade Bronson North|
|Date of birth||7 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Taree, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back / Right Back|
|2004 & 2008||Australia U-23||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2013
Jade Bronson North (born 7 January 1982) is an Indigenous Australian footballer who plays for Brisbane Roar in the A-League, and is a member of the Australian national football team. As of the 2016–17 season, he is the only Indigenous Australian in the A-League.
Born in Taree, and of Birpai descent, he lived in New Zealand until the age of 11, then moved back to Australia, taking up residence in the suburb of Sunnybank in Brisbane, with his brother Brook North and parents. He attended Sunnybank High School until he was offered a place with the AIS in Canberra at the age of 15, then later joined the Brisbane Strikers as one of the youngest players to join the National Soccer League and then later moving to the Perth Glory.
On 9 June 2008, Australian newspapers suggested that North was due to sign with Belgian club, Club Brugge, or with Armenian club Mika F.C. However any rumours of offers proved to purely speculative, with North admitting no concrete offers had materialised.
On 3 November 2008, he was announced as the inaugural North Queensland Fury marquee player for the 2009–10 A-League season, however, after a week of rumours surrounding North's future, on 12 December 2008 it was publicised that North Queensland Fury would be releasing him from contract as he signed with South Korean K-League club Incheon United on a rumoured $2 million contract.
North trialed with Swedish side Trelleborg but on 26 February 2010, Norwegian side Tromsø IL signed the Australian defender from Incheon United. He spent four months in Norway before joining Wellington Phoenix on 30 July 2010 on a one-year deal.
On 8 January 2013, he signed a three and a half year deal to play with Brisbane Roar in the Australian National Football competition the A-League .
North's breakthrough came when he played every game of Australia's runner's up side at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship where his country lost the final to Brazil on penalties. He was also a member of Australia's quarter final effort at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens five years later.
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|Last updated 9 March 2014|
National team statistics
- As of 21 January 2014
With Newcastle Jets:
With Perth Glory:
- NSL Championship: 2003–04
With Sydney Olympic:
- NSL Championship: 2001–02
With Brisbane Roar:
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- Jade plays for pride of his team and indigenous heritage. Theherald.com.au (2008-02-13). Retrieved on 11 July 2011.
- "Australian Indigenous Olympians" (PDF). Australian Olympic Committee website. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Football missing out on indigenous talent – Sydney Morning Herald. By Michael Cockerill, 31 March 2017.
- Newcastle Jets look North for Captain Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Newcastlejets.com.au. Retrieved on 11 July 2011.
- Gardiner, James. (2008-06-26) North staying put Jets captain to see out contract Archived 17 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Theherald.yourguide.com.au. Retrieved on 11 July 2011.
- Fury happy to free North
- North in from cold with Norway move. Goldcoast.com.au (2010-02-26).Retrieved on 11 July 2011.
- Phoenix snare Socceroo North Archived 13 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Wellingtonphoenix.com. Retrieved on 11 July 2011.
- "North to join FC Tokyo". FIFA.com. 2 April 2011.
- "Defending A-League champions Brisbane Roar sign experienced Japanese-based Socceroo Jade North". Foxsports.com.au. 8 January 2013.
- "Jade North". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- Jade North at Soccerway
- "Roar's North named NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 9 July 2016.