Luke Casserly

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Luke Casserly
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Personal information
Full name Luke Anthony Casserly
Date of birth (1973-12-11) 11 December 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1980–1982 Colo Cougars
1983–1984 Nepean Association
1985–1986 Blacktown City
1987–1991 Marconi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Marconi 132 (2)
1998–2000 Northern Spirit 43 (2)
2000–2002 AIK 52 (1)
2002–2005 Marconi 29 (0)
2005 Stanmore Hawks
2006–2008 Marconi
2009 Blacktown City
2010 Manly United
National team
1993 Australia U-20
1996 Australia U-23
1997–2001 Australia 8 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Marconi Stallions
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:01, 16 May 2009 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:01, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Luke Casserly (born 11 December 1973) is a former Australian international footballer. Casserly was born in Sydney and attended St. Dominic's College in Kingswood. He is married to wife Gracie, and has two children Camryn and Noah.

Biography[edit]

Casserly made his senior debut for Marconi in the National Soccer League as a 17-year-old, and quickly established himself as an integral part of the first-team squad winning the NSL championship in 1992/93. An enterprising wing back, Casserly would ultimately spend 7 seasons with Marconi, earning International honours at Under 20 and Under 23 level, and ultimately making his full senior debut under Terry Venables against New Zealand in 1997.

He was lured to Northern Spirit in 1998, the newly formed NSL franchise based in North Sydney. After two impressive seasons there, and in the prime of his career at 26, he moved abroard to Sweden, signing with AIK. His progress at the Swedish club was steady, and he finally secured a regular starting position in his third season with the club, playing 30 out of a possible 36 matches. However, he failed to negotiate an improved contract, and returned to Australia, playing out the final seasons of the now defunct NSL with Marconi.[1][2]

Despite the dawn of the A-League, Casserly elected to pursue more lucrative career interests outside of football, and continued to play football at the NSW Premier League level, where his clubs have included Marconi, Stanmore Hawks, Blacktown City and Manly United. The 2010 NSWPL season was Casserly's last as a player and he became head Coach of Marconi Stallions in 2011. After an average year in his first year as coach, Casserly managed to bring championship success to Marconi in 2012 winning the grand final match against Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2–0. This was Marconi's first championship victory since the 1992/93 NSL season. Casserly was part of that team as a player and has now become one of a rare few that have won titles with a club as both player and coach.

In 2013, Casserly was appointed as head of national performance of the Football Federation Australia.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Marconi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demise of the goose that laid the golden egg". Sydney Morning Herald. 3 January 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Casserly's Final Lap". Australian FourFourTwo. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 

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