Matt Horsley

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Matt Horsley
Personal information
Full name Matthew Horsley
Date of birth (1972-06-09) 9 June 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Wollongong, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Right Back
Youth career
Balgownie Rangers FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–2001 Wollongong Wolves 202 (31)
2001–2005 Perth Glory 79 (7)
Total 281 (38)
National team
2000 Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2007

Matt Horsley (born 9 June 1972 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian retired footballer.

Club career[edit]

He last played as a right full back for the Australian A-League club Perth Glory in 2005, which he joined in 2001.[1] Horsley had previously captained the Wollongong Wolves, with whom he played from 1990–2001. Horsley led the Wolves to victory over Perth in the 2000 NSL Grand Final via a penalty shoot-out, despite missing his penalty shot. In Wollongong's 2001 Grand Final victory over South Melbourne he was awarded the Joe Marston Medal for best onfield. After winning a league titled with Perth Glory in 2003 (their first), he was injured in the final NSL season and missed the 2004 NSL title victory. After leaving Perth Glory in 2005 he has focused on his career as a police officer and playing in the amateur league in Perth for Beechboro Cracovia. Matt Horsley left Cracovia in 2010 and has taken the role of club captain with a developing club Caversham Athletic Football Club in Lockridge, Western Australia..In 2012 Matt Horsley started playing and coaching amateur soccer in Kalgoorlie for the Hannans Celtic soccer club.



Wollongong Wolves
Perth Glory


Horsley earned his first and only test cap (446) playing for the Socceroos against Bulgaria in 2000. The cap was given to him during halftime of the World Cup qualifier in Perth between Australia and Bangladesh on 3 September 2015.


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