Luke Brattan

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Luke Brattan
Luke Brattan in action (8398838212).jpg
Brattan (left) and Aaron Mooy in an A-League match in 2013
Personal information
Full name Nathan Luke Brattan[citation needed]
Date of birth (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Hull, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
(on loan from Manchester City)
Number 26
Youth career
Rochedale Rovers
Queensland Lions
2008–2010 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Brisbane Roar 91 (4)
2015– Manchester City 0 (0)
2015 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Melbourne City (loan) 26 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Australia U-20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:47, 23 April 2017 (UTC).

Nathan Luke Brattan[citation needed] (born 8 March 1990) is an Australian professional football player who plays for A-League club Melbourne City.

Born in England, Brattan moved to Australia at a young age, playing youth football for Rochedale Rovers and Queensland Lions before making his professional debut for Brisbane Roar. He spent several seasons with the Roar before leaving the club in 2015.

Brattan appeared several times for the Australian under-20 side and has been called up to the squad of the Australian senior side.

Early life[edit]

Brattan was born in Hull, England but moved to Australia when he was six months old. His father Gary formerly played for Hull City,[1] as well as Heidelberg United in the NSL.[2]

Club career[edit]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

Brattan made his senior debut as a 19-year-old in the Queensland Roar's "Against Racism" clash against Scottish football giants Celtic in 2009, displaying early potential. His debut A-League appearance was away to Perth Glory in December 2009.[1] Often described as one of the best passers of the ball at the club, Brattan finally nailed down a regular spot in the Brisbane Roar starting side after two seasons hampered by injury. He scored the winning goal against Melbourne Victory on 22 March 2014 to award Brisbane the Premiers Plate. In the 2013-14 season Brattan capped a great year by being named in the 2013-14 PFA A-League Team of the Season.[1]

Brattan was released by the club in the run up to the 2015-2016 A-League season following disputes over unpaid superannuation.[3]

Manchester City[edit]

Following his release from Brisbane Roar, Brattan was linked with a move to English Premier League side Manchester City.[4] On 26 October 2015, Brattan completed the free transfer move to Manchester City on a four-year deal.[5][6]

Bolton Wanderers loan[edit]

On the same day of signing for Manchester City, he was immediately sent out on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the Championship until 3 January 2016.[7] However, the loan was cut short by two weeks and Brattan was recalled by his parent club without having played a single game for Bolton Wanderers.[8]

Melbourne City[edit]

In June 2016, Brattan joined Melbourne City on a one-year loan deal.[9] He made his first appearance in a City shirt in a 5-0 friendly match win over Port Melbourne SC on 20 July 2016.[10]

International career[edit]

Brattan was called up for the senior Australian team for the first time as an injury replacement for captain Mile Jedinak for the 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 April 2017[12]
Club Season League Cup International Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2009–10 A-League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 15 0 0 0 5 0 20 0
2012–13 17 1 0 0 1 0 18 1
2013–14 28 3 0 0 0 0 28 3
2014–15 24 0 1 0 6 0 31 0
2015–16 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Club total 91 4 2 0 12 0 105 4
Manchester City 2015–16 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2015–16 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne City (loan) 2016–17 A-League 26 1 5 1 0 0 31 2
Career total 117 5 7 1 12 0 136 6

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brisbane Roar
Melbourne City

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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