Josh Hope (footballer)

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Josh Hope
Personal information
Full name Joshua Hope
Date of birth (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder[2][3]
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 16
Youth career
2012 – 2014 FFT NTC
2016– Melbourne Victory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 FFT NTC 41 (28)
2015 FFA CoE 12 (0)
2016– Melbourne Victory NPL 42 (2)
2017– Melbourne Victory 18 (1)
National team
2015 Australia U17 7 (0)
2016 Australia U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 November 2017

Josh Hope (born 7 January 1998) is an Australian footballer who plays as an Attacking midfielder for Melbourne Victory in A-League.[4]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

On 5 February 2015, Hope became the first Tasmanian in 23 years to receive an Australian Institute of Sport football scholarship; Hope turned down an NPL Victoria 1 contract with Melbourne Victory to accept the offer from the FFA Centre of Excellence.[5]

In July 2016, Hope made his unofficial senior debut for Melbourne Victory as a substitute in their International Champions Cup match against Juventus F.C..[6]

On 9 August 2017, Hope made his professional debut against Brisbane Roar in the FFA Cup as an 80th minute substitute for James Troisi.[7] On 19 September 2017, he signed a professional contract with Melbourne Victory,[8] and made his league debut in a Big Blue, replacing Leroy George in the 65th minute against Sydney FC on 7 October 2017.

International career[edit]

On the 6 September 2015, Hope was selected as Captain for the U-17 Joeys pre World Cup tour of France[9] and was later a member of their FIFA U-17 World Cup squad in Chile.[10]

On 2 September 2016, Hope was selected as part of a 23-man Young Socceroos squad for the 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in Vietnam.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FFA Cup Asian Champions League Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Melbourne Victory FC 2017–18 A-League 5 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 13 0
2018–19 A-League 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Career total 18 1 4 0 5 0 1 0 28 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joshua Hope". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. ^ Luttrell, Alex. "Tassie soccer star Josh Hope has AIS hopes realised". Mercury. News Corp. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ Windley, Matt. "Josh Hope a potential selection bolter as Melbourne Victory looks to cover international losses". Herald Sun. News Corp. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ Josh Hope at Soccerway
  5. ^ Luttrell, Alex (4 February 2015). "Tassie soccer star Josh Hope has AIS hopes realised". The Mercury.
  6. ^ "Victory beats Juventus on penalties at MCG". Melbourne Victory. 23 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Brisbane Roar 1 Melbourne Victory 5". FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Young guns go pro". Melbourne Victory. 19 September 2017.
  9. ^ . Walter Pless. 8 September 2015 http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/tasmania-s-josh-hope-captains-joeys-in-france.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ . The World Game. 2 October 2015 https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2015/10/02/joeys-name-squad-fifa-u-17-world-cup. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Josh Hope named in Young Socceroos squad". Melbourne Victory. 2 September 2016.