Jake Barker-Daish

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Jake Barker-Daish
Personal information
Full name Jake Barker-Daish
Date of birth (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Knights
Youth career
2009 VIS
2009–2011 AIS
2011–2012 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Altona Magic 1 (0)
2012 Gold Coast United 7 (0)
2012–2014 Adelaide United 19 (2)
2014 Colne 2 (0)
2015 South Melbourne FC 22 (2)
2016 Richmond SC 27 (9)
2017– Melbourne Knights 0 (0)
National team
2011 Australia U-20 17 (4)
2014– Australia U-23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2014

Jake Barker-Daish (born 7 May 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) player who currently plays for Melbourne Knights in the National Premier Leagues Victoria. He is a former midfielder for Adelaide United in the A-League. In the 2010/2011 season Barker-Daish won the Australian Institute of Sport Player of the Year.

Club career[edit]

Youth Career[edit]

Barker-Daish was selected for the Australian Institute of Sport at just 15 years of age.[1]

Gold Coast United[edit]

In 2011 Barker-Daish signed with A-League club Gold Coast United. He made his professional debut in the 2011-2012 A-League season on 17 February 2012, in a round 21 clash against Melbourne Heart.[2] He made 7 appearances for Gold Coast United.

Adelaide United[edit]

On 6 April 2012 it was announced that Barker-Daish had signed for Adelaide United in the A-League.[3] He would feature in 19 appearances over 2 injury-interrupted seasons for the Reds, scoring 2 goals in his time there.[1]

Colne F.C.[edit]

After being released from Adelaide United, Jake signed a short term contract with North West Counties Football League side Colne F.C.. He made two league appearances and made two appearances in the Men United Cup winning the man of the match award in a match against Silsden F.C., a match in which he also scored the winning goal.[4][5]

NPL Victoria[edit]

In February 2015, Barker-Daish signed for South Melbourne in the NPL.[6]

He then joined newly promoted Richmond SC in February 2016.[7] Despite scoring 9 goals for the club and winning the clubs Most Valuable Player award, they were unable to escape relegation, losing 4-0 to North Geelong Warriors in the promotion-relegation playoff.

Barker-Daish joined Melbourne Knights for the 2017 season.[1]

International career[edit]

Barker-Daish has represented his country at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.[8]