Ingham playing for Melbourne Victory in a friendly match against Port Melbourne, 9 August 2016
|Full name||Jai Emile Mau'u Ingham|
|Date of birth||14 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Lismore, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2013–2014||Brisbane Roar Reserves||11||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017
Jai Emile Mau'u Ingham (born 14 August 1993) is a footballer who plays as a Right Winger for Melbourne Victory FC. Born in Australia and of New Zealander and Samoan descent, Ingham represents the New Zealand national football team internationally.
Ingham started his career with Olympic FC seniors in the National Premier League while training to be an electrician. In July 2013, he was picked as one of Australia's top eight players outside the A-League. Selected in the QLD NPL football team of the year 2013.
At the beginning of the 2013–14 National Youth League, Ingham joined Brisbane Roar's youth side. Scoring 13 goals in 11 appearances. Including a second half hat-trick that secured victory over Adelaide.
Ingham trained with Melbourne Victory for a month ahead of the 2016 January transfer window and was signed as the club's first use of the Mature Age Rookie salary cap allowance. Ingham made his debut for Melbourne Victory against the Central Coast Mariners on 8 January 2016, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute for Fahid Ben Khalfallah in an eventual 3–3 draw.
Ingham made his first start for Melbourne Victory in their opening 2016 AFC Champions League match against Shanghai SIPG F.C. on 24 February 2016, in what was only his third appearance for the club. During the match, he scored his first goal for the club, scoring in the 31st minute in an eventual 2–1 win. He then went on to make his first A-League starting appearance on March 6 against the Central Coast Mariners, setting up both Besart Berisha and Fahid Ben Khalfallah for goals in a 2–0 win at Central Coast Stadium. Ingham scored the equaliser against Juventus FC in a pre-2016–17 A-League season friendly match at the MCG. Ingham scored his first A-League goal for Melbourne Victory on 12 November 2016, against the Western Sydney Wanderers, in an eventual 3–0 win.
Jai is the cousin of Samoan international Johnny Hall and brother of Brisbane Roar player Dane Ingham. In addition to holding an Australian passport, Ingham also holds Samoan and New Zealand passports.
Jai has a Samoan-New Zealand mother and an Australian father.
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