Liam Reddy

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Liam Reddy
Personal information
Full name Liam Rhys Reddy
Date of birth (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Perth Glory
Number 33
Youth career
North Sutherland Rockets
Sydney United
1997 SASI
1998–1999 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Parramatta Power 39 (1)
2003–2005 Sydney United 24 (0)
2005–2006 Newcastle Jets 23 (0)
2006–2009 Brisbane Roar 66 (0)
2009–2010 Wellington Phoenix 12 (0)
2010–2012 Sydney FC 37 (0)
2012–2013 Esteghlal 0 (0)
2013 Sydney United 19 (0)
2013–2015 Central Coast Mariners 52 (0)
2015–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 6 (0)
2016– Perth Glory 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2016.


Liam Rhys Reddy (born 8 August 1981) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays as a goalkeeper for A-League side Perth Glory.

Early life[edit]

Reddy comes from a successful sports family.[1] His father is former Australian rugby league international and St George Dragons forward Rod Reddy, and he is the brother of rugby league legend Joel Reddy and Adelaide Thunderbirds netball goalkeeper Bianca Reddy.[2]

Club career[edit]

Reddy played for the Newcastle Jets in the inaugural A-League season. He left Newcastle after falling out with the coach Nick Theo. Reddy's father Rod Reddy had previously engaged in physical altercation with Theo, while Liam was playing for Parramatta Power.[3] Reddy signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Roar at the commencement of the 2006/07 season. He played his junior career with the North Sutherland Rockets until the under twelves, when he was scouted by Sydney United

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

Brisbane Roar reported in December 2009 that Reddy would be released at the end of the season at his own request.[4] This was subsequently brought forward to an immediate release and Reddy signed with the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the season as injury cover for the Phoenix's All White's goalkeeper Mark Paston.[5] Reddy's debut for the Phoenix was an away fixture against Adelaide United which ended as a draw. Reddy's second game was against Central Coast Mariners where he kept his first clean sheet for the Phoenix.

Reddy went on to play in the next two home fixtures for the Phoenix and he played a pivotal role in winning both of the matches. Reddy was named 'Player of the Day' for his contributions in the Phoenix's 3–0 win against North Queensland Fury. Reddy helped the Phoenix get back on track with their play-off hopes with his third clean sheet in Wellington colours against Adelaide United. This clean sheet was much needed for the Phoenix having conceded six goals in the previous two matches against Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory.

Reddy currently holds the Wellington Phoenix record for most consecutive clean sheets after he kept three clean sheets against Adelaide United, Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners. The Phoenix won all three of those matches and secured an historic play-off against Perth Glory. In that play-off, the game finished 1–1 with Chris Greenacre grabbing a goal. In the penalty shoot-out, Reddy made two brilliant saves and sent the Phoenix to a home semifinal against Newcastle Jets. Even though Reddy was with the Phoenix for a short period of time, playing a total of only 12 matches. Reddy was a favourite with the Wellington fans when he was announced as one of the finalists for the Members' Player of the Year.

Sydney FC[edit]

It was announced by Sydney FC that Reddy had signed a 3-year contract with the club.[6] Reddy contested for the #1 Jersey, with Ivan Necevski who has been the reserve keeper for Sydney FC for several years. He was controversially sent off against the Central Coast Mariners after referee Matthew Breeze deemed he had tripped Mariners midfielder Patricio Pérez.[7] However, the Match Review Panel expunged the Red Card as well as the mandatory 1-week suspension, after deeming Perez had dived in order to win the penalty.[8] He played his first game back since October against the Melbourne Heart.

On 29 March 2012 Reddy was sent home from a trip to New Zealand after allegedly being drunk on the plane trip over.[9] He was subsequently suspended from the rest of the 2011–12 finals campaign. On 13 April 2012, Reddy's contract was terminated by Sydney FC immediately due to 'serious misconduct'.[10]

Esteghlal[edit]

On 22 July 2012, according to Iranian news media reports, he joined the Iranian Premier League club, Esteghlal with a two-year contract but he was left the club in January 2013 without playing any matches for Esteghlal.

Return to Australia[edit]

After failing to make a single appearance for Esteghlal, Reddy returned to Australia, where he promptly signed for Sydney United in the NSW Premier League.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 23 August 2013, Reddy signed a one-year deal with then A-League Champions, the Central Coast Mariners.[11] On 15 March 2014, Reddy signed a two-year contract extension with the Gosford-based club after a series of strong performances.[12]

On the 10 December 2015, Central Coast Mariners parted ways with Reddy by mutual consent for disciplinary reasons which occurred 2 months previously. Reddy had been dropped from the club following the incidents, and had been training in isolation away from the team.[13][14]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 13 December 2015, Western Sydney Wanderers announced that they had signed Reddy as a goalkeeper for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[15] At the conclusion of his contract at the end of the season, Reddy was released by Western Sydney Wanderers after playing 6 matches.[16]

Perth Glory[edit]

Reddy signed with Perth Glory in June 2016, his seventh A-League club (a record).[17]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2016


CS = Clean Sheets

Club Season League Cup Asia1 Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Newcastle Jets 2005–06 23 8 3 0 0 0 26 8
Total 23 8 3 0 0 0 26 8
Brisbane Roar 2006–07 16 6 4 2 0 0 20 8
2007–08 20 6 4 1 0 0 24 7
2008–09 20 4 2 0 0 0 22 4
2009–10 10 3 0 0 10 3
Total 66 19 10 3 0 0 76 22
Wellington Phoenix 2009–10 12 5 0 0 12 5
Total 12 5 0 0 12 5
Sydney FC 2010–11 18 2 6 1 24 3
2011–12 19 4 0 0 19 4
Total 37 6 6 1 43 7
Central Coast Mariners 2013–14 25 8 6 1 31 8
2014–15 25 7 4 2 1 0 30 9
2015–16 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 52 15 4 2 7 1 63 18
Western Sydney Wanderers 2015–16 6 2 0 0 6 2
Total 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
Career Total 196 55 17 5 13 2 226 62

1 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season ending during group stages (i.e. ACL 2011 and A-League season 2010–11 etc.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald – Reddy and Sky Blues draw a line in the sand
  3. ^ Rocket launches – like son, like father
  4. ^ Brisbane Roar Agree To Release Liam Reddy From Final Year Of Contract
  5. ^ stuff.co.nz (16 December 2009). "Phoenix sign ex-Roar goalkeeper Liam Reddy". NZPA. 
  6. ^ Reddy signs on for Sydney
  7. ^ "All square in Sydney". A-League. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (31 August 2010). "FFA acts to knock diving on the head". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sydney FC goalkeeper Liam Reddy sent home from New Zealand in disgrace". 
  10. ^ "Sydney FC terminates Liam Reddy contract - Sydney FC - Sydney FC 2014". Footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  11. ^ "Liam Reddy officially a Mariner - ccmariners.com.au - Central Coast Mariners FC 2014". Footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  12. ^ "Rocket rewarded with two-season extension - ccmariners.com.au - Central Coast Mariners FC 2014". Footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  13. ^ Bossi, Dominic (10 December 2015). "Central Coast Mariners part ways with goalkeeper Liam Reddy by mutual consent". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "A-League 2015-16 Get Foxtel Central Coast Mariners terminate contract of goalkeeper Liam Reddy". Fox Sports Australia. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers sign former Mariners goalkeeper". Football Federation Australia. 13 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Goalkeeper departs Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. 9 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Reddy joins record seventh A-League club after signing with Glory". The World Game. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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