Massimo Murdocca

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Massimo Murdocca
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Murdocca playing for Brisbane Roar in 2008
Personal information
Full name Massimo Murdocca
Date of birth (1984-09-02) 2 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Avondale
Youth career
Regent Bulla
Fawkner Blues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Carlton SC 3 (0)
2000–2004 South Melbourne 59 (1)
2004–2005 Fawkner Blues 12 (0)
2005–2013 Brisbane Roar[1] 162 (3)
2013–2015 Melbourne City[2] 44 (0)
2015– Avondale 37 (2)
National team
1999–2001 Australia U-17 5 (0)
2003 Australia U-20 2 (0)
2003–2004 Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2010

Massimo Murdocca (born 2 September 1984) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who plays as a right or central midfielder for Avondale in the National Premier Leagues.

Club career[edit]

Before joining Brisbane Roar, Murdocca played for South Melbourne and Carlton SC in the now defunct National Soccer League, and for Fawkner Blues in the Victorian Premier League.[3]

Murdocca had a hugely successful spell with the Roar, making 182 appearances and scoring four goals over eight seasons from 2005 to 2013.

After his release from Brisbane, Murdocca signed a two-year deal with Melbourne Heart. Murdocca played in all 27 games of the 2013–14 A-League season, as his side finished in bottom place. The following season, Murdocca's role was reduced, starting in just 7 games. Murdocca was released from the club at the end of the 2014-15 season.

In May 2015 Murdocca signed with Avondale.[4] In November 2015, Avondale confirmed that Murdocca had signed on for the 2016 NPL Victoria season.[5]

International career[edit]

Murdocca represented Australia in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Playing style[edit]

Murdocca is widely known in the A-League for his high work rate and stamina.[6][7] His low centre of gravity allows him to be quick and agile in his movements on the pitch.

Honors[edit]

With Brisbane:

A-League statistics[edit]

As of 26 May 2015
Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2005–06 21 1 3 1 24 2
2006–07 9 0 6 0 15 0
2007–08 20 0 3 0 24 2
2008–09 24 0 3 0 27 0
2009–10 9 0 9 0
2010–11 27 1 27 1
2011–12 29 0 5 0 34 0
2012–13 23 1 0 0 23 1
Total 162 3 15 1 5 0 182 4
Melbourne City 2013–14 27 0 27 0
2014–15 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 44 0 1 0 0 0 45 0
Career Total 206 3 16 1 5 0 227 4

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season ending during group stages (i.e. ACL 2012 and A-League 2011–12 seasons etc.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ the team was known as Queensland Roar prior to 2009
  2. ^ the team was known as Melbourne Heart prior to 2014
  3. ^ "Murdocca ready to face friends as foe - Soccer - Sport - theage.com.au". theage.com.au. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Jordan Lim (25 May 2015). "Avondale sign former A-League players Murdocca and Stella". CornerFlag.com.au. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Avondale sures up Stella, Murdocca among others | MFootball". mfootball.com.au. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Massimo Murdocca - Brisbane Roar". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Murdocca has runs on the board". SBS. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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