Josh Risdon

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Josh Risdon
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Risdon with Australia in 2018
Personal information
Full name Joshua Robert Risdon[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-27) 27 July 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Bunbury, Australia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Western United
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2008 ECU Joondalup
2007–2009 WA NTC
2008–2014 Perth Glory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Perth Glory 142 (2)
2017–2019 Western Sydney Wanderers 28 (0)
2019– Western United 0 (0)
National team
2015– Australia 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2019

Joshua Robert Risdon (born 27 July 1992) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who currently plays as a right back for Western United. Risdon has represented Australia on several occasions since debuting in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Risdon made his senior debut for Perth Glory on 28 November 2010, starting against the North Queensland Fury.[2] During his debut season he made six appearances in total, including three straight starts between rounds 24 and 26.[3]

In the 2011–12 season Risdon established himself as a regular starting 24 matches at 19 years of age.[4]

He scored his first career goal in round 26 of the 2012-13 A-League season with the winning goal in the 94th minute against Melbourne Victory (3–2).[5]

On 20 July 2013, Risdon played for the A-League All-Stars against Manchester United in a friendly match.

Injury plagued his 2013–14 season before he returned to the starting side for 25 appearances in the 2014–15 season. He also scored his second career goal on 28 March 2015 with an 88th minute winner over Western Sydney Wanderers (3–2).[6]

In May 2017, Risdon left the Glory and moved to Western Sydney Wanderers.[7]

On 12 February 2019, Risden signed on a two year deal for A-League expansion club Western United FC[8] after his contract with Western Sydney Wanderers expired.

International career[edit]

On 7 March 2011 he was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq.[9]

Risdon made his senior debut for the Socceroos in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Bangladesh on 17 November 2015.[10]

In May 2018 he was named in Australia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 May 2018[12]
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory 2010–11 A-League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2012–13 26 1 0 0 0 0 26 1
2013–14 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2014–15 25 1 5 0 0 0 30 1
2015–16 23 0 5 0 0 0 28 0
2016–17 26 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
Glory total 142 2 11 0 0 0 153 2
Western Sydney Wanderers 2017–18 A-League 18 0 4 0 0 0 22 0
Total 160 2 15 0 0 0 175 2

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 January 2019.[13]
Australia
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
2016 2 0
2017 2 0
2018 8 0
2019 1 0
Total 14 0

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Australia" (PDF). FIFA. 12 June 2018. p. 2. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Brave Glory hold Fury". Perth Glory. 28 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Josh Risdon through the years". Perth Glory. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Josh Risdon through the years". Perth Glory. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  5. ^ Hand, Guy (23 March 2013). "Josh Risdon scores in the 94th minute to deliver Perth Glory a thrilling win over Melbourne Victory". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Josh Risdon stunner lifts Perth Glory to victory over Western Sydney Wanderers". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Aussie Media Watch: Diego Castro signs new Glory deal, Mathew Leckie relegated from Bundesliga". The Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/new-a-league-club-western-united-sign-socceroo-josh-risdon-20190212-p50xdm.html
  9. ^ "Vidmar names U23s squad to face Iraq". Football Federation Australia. 7 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Socceroo Risdon's memorable Dhaka debut". au.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  12. ^ "Josh Risdon (Perth Glory)". Ultimate A-League.
  13. ^ Josh Risdon at National-Football-Teams.com

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