James Meyer

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James Meyer
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-05-28) 28 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2006 Brisbane City
2006–2007 Bohemians
2007–2008 Hertha Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Olympic
2010 Eastern Suburbs 16 (6)
2010–2013 Brisbane Roar 21 (6)
2013–2014 Pune 11 (3)
2015 Yadanarbon
2016 Eastern 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2016.

James Meyer (born 28 May 1986) is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Hong Kong Premier League club Eastern.


Early career[edit]

Born in Sydney, Meyer started his youth career with Brisbane City FC in 2005.[1] The following year Meyer went to Europe and signed on as a youth player for Bohemian F.C. of Ireland and then Hertha BSC of Germany the next year.[1] He then returned to Australia in 2008 to play for Olympic FC of the Queensland State League before joining Eastern Suburbs F.C. of the Brisbane Premier League.[1]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 30 June 2010, after being spotted in the Brisbane Premier League by future Australia coach Ange Postecoglou, Meyer was handed a trial with the Brisbane Roar FC of the A-League - the top tier soccer league in Australia.[2] After the trial Meyer was handed a one-year deal with the Roar with Postecoglou saying "I watched James a couple of times ... he can play a number of positions for us, he’s quick and he’s good technically".[2]

Meyer then made his professional debut for the Roar on 12 January 2011 against the Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium.[3] He came off the bench for the Roar in the 75th minute for Erik Paartalu and eventually scored the equalizing goal for the Roar which led to them drawing the match 3–3 in the 78th minute, three minutes after coming on.[3] Meyer then scored his first brace in his next match against the Wellington Phoenix on 26 January 2011.[4] He came on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Mitch Nichols and then went on to score in the 83rd and 89th minutes of the game to grant the Roar a late 2–0 victory.[4] He then scored his fourth goal of his career and that very month on 29 January 2011 against the Melbourne Heart in which he found the net in the 62nd minute to hand the Roar a 2–1 win.[5]

The next season Meyer scored his one and only goal on 19 November 2011 against the Newcastle Jets.[6] He came off the bench in the 79th minute for Henrique and then found the net five minutes later in the 84th minute to lead the Brisbane Roar to a 2–1 victory.[6] Meyer then made his club international debut in the AFC Champions League on 6 March 2012 against F.C. Tokyo of the J. League in Japan when he came off the bench in the 79th minute for Henrique.[7] The Roar eventually went on to lose that match 2–0.[7]

Meyer scored his final goal for the Brisbane Roar on 26 January 2013 against Perth Glory at nib Stadium.[8] He started this match and scored the goal in the 16th minute which would turn out to be the only goal in that match as the Roar won 1–0.[8] His final match for the Roar came in the AFC Champions League play-off match against Buriram United at the New I-Mobile Stadium on 13 February 2013.[9] He came on as a 116th-minute substitute for Ben Halloran and then missed from the penalty spot in the penalty shoot-out which saw Buriram United advance to the group stages of Asia's top competition as 3–0 winners.[9]

After the conclusion of the 2012–13 A-League season Meyer was released from the Brisbane Roar, along with Stef Nijland and Matthew Jurman.[10]


On 13 August 2013 it was announced that Meyer had signed with Pune of the I-League in India as the clubs fourth foreigner for the 2013–14 I-League season.[11] He then made his debut for the Indian side on 21 September 2013 against Mohammedan at the Salt Lake Stadium.[12] He started this match and played the full 90 minutes and even scored his first goal for the club in the 52nd minute to help Pune to an opening day 3–1 victory.[12]

His second goal for the club came on 10 October 2013 against Mohun Bagan at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which his 79th-minute strike helped Pune to a 2–0 victory.[13] Meyer then scored his third goal for the club on 6 November 2013 against Bengaluru FC in which his 71st minute proved to be the deciding goal in a 1–0 victory.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 February 2014[15]
Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2010–11 A-League 3 4 0 0 3 4
2011–12 A-League 13 1 0 0 5 0 18 1
2012–13 A-League 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
Total 21 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 27 6
Pune 2013–14 I-League 11 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 15 3
Career total 32 9 3 0 0 0 7 0 42 9



Brisbane Roar


  1. ^ a b c Mondal, Shiva. "Australian James Meyer joins Pune Football Club". Fox News World. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Slevison, Andrew. "PROMISING MIDFIELDER MEYER SIGNS WITH BRISBANE ROAR". Tribal Football. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar 3 - 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brisbane Roar vs. Melbourne Heart 2 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Newcastle Jets vs. Brisbane Roar 1 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Brisbane Roar vs. FC Tokyo 0 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Perth Glory vs. Brisbane Roar 0 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Buriram United vs. Brisbane Roar 0 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Roar release three players from contracts". ABC News. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Aussie Meyer wraps up Pune FC's foreign player quota, 'to contribute to Indian football'". Indian Express. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Mohammedan vs. Pune 1 - 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Pune vs. Mohun Bagan 2 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pune vs. Bengaluru 1 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  15. ^ James Meyer at Soccerway

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