James Donachie

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James Donachie
James Donachie Port Melbourne August 2016.jpg
Donachie playing for Melbourne Victory in a friendly match against Port Melbourne, 9 August 2016
Personal information
Full name James Kevin Donachie
Date of birth (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Jeonnam Dragons
Youth career
Logan Lightning
Rochedale Rovers
2010–2012 Brisbane Roar
2011 QAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Rochedale Rovers (1)
2012–2016 Brisbane Roar 62 (2)
2016–2018 Melbourne Victory 38 (1)
2018– Jeonnam Dragons 0 (0)
National team
2012–2014 Australia U-20 4 (1)
2014–2016 Australia U-23 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2017

James Kevin Donachie (born 14 May 1993) is an Australian football (soccer) who plays as a centre back for Jeonnam Dragons in the K-League.

Club career[edit]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

In 2010, he signed a youth contract with A-League club Brisbane Roar. He made his professional debut in the 2011–12 A-League season on 25 March 2012 in a round 27 clash against Gold Coast United at the Robina Stadium.[2] Two weeks before the start of 2012–13 A-League Donachie signed a three-year senior contract with Brisbane.[3]

In June 2016 it was announced that Donachie would become a free agent. He was able to leave earlier than anticipated by Brisbane Roar due to an error by the club in the dates stipulated in his contract.[4]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 11 June 2016 Donachie signed for Melbourne Victory for the 2016–17 A-League season.[5] On 19 June 2018, it was announced that Melbourne Victory failed to keep Donachie at the club and he departed to join Korean club Jeonnam Dragons.[6]


In June 2012, Donachie was named in the Young Socceroos squad for the AFC U-22 Qualifiers.[7]



Melbourne Victory



  1. ^ "James Donachie". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/aleague/matchcentre/Gold-Coast-United-FC-v-Brisbane-Roar-FC-Hyundai-A-League/2221
  3. ^ "Donachie signs on". Football Federation Australia. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  4. ^ Brisbane Roar defender James Donachie leaves club following contract blunder The Courier-Mail, Marco Monteverde, 1 June 2016
  5. ^ "James Donachie agrees to terms with Melbourne Victory". Melbourne Victory FC. 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Donachie exits Victory for the K-League". FourFourTwo. 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Okon names Qantas Young Socceroos squad for AFC U-22 Qualifiers". Football Federation Australia. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2012.