Matthew Foschini

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Matthew Foschini
Matthew Foschini Olyroos.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-19) 19 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position RB / CB / DM
Club information
Current team
South Melbourne
Youth career
Glen Waverley
2007–2008 Oakleigh Cannons
2008–2009 Melbourne Victory Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Melbourne Victory 53 (0)
2013–2014 Salgaocar 19 (1)
2015 Oakleigh Cannons 15 (0)
2016– South Melbourne 39 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Australia U23 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Matthew Foschini (born 19 October 1990) is an Australian footballer who plays as a defender for South Melbourne FC.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Foschini began his football career at Glen Waverley Junior Soccer Club.[1]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 18 August 2009, Foschini was signed to a contract with the Melbourne Victory senior squad on a two-year deal, becoming the first player to be signed straight from the Youth Academy.[2][3][4][5] On 27 December 2009 he made his starting debut for Victory against North Queensland Fury in a 1–0 loss.[6]

In 2012, Foschini signed another two-year contract deal with Melbourne Victory. He was given the number 2 jersey from Kevin Muscat.

Foschini was a part of Victory's 2010-2012 ACL campaigns, where played 11 games.[7]

Foschini played a number of exhibition matches for Victory including LA Galaxy FC, Boca Juniors FC, Celtic FC, and Olympiakos FC . [8][9]

On 8 August 2013, Foschini was released by the Victory.[10] [11]


On 31 October 2013, Foschini signed for I-League club Salgaocar F.C..[12] He made his debut for Salgaocar in the I-League on 22 November 2013 against Pune F.C. at the Duler Stadium in which he played the whole match as Salgaocar drew the match 1–1.[13] On 18 December 2014, he scored against Mumbai F.C. in the Group Stage of the 2013–14 Indian Federation Cup, Slagaocar would ultimately win 2-1.

Ottawa Fury FC[edit]

Foschini trained with Ottawa Fury FC from early pre-season through to mid May 2015. He trained with the team full-time and played several pre-season matches. Marc Dos Santos said Foschini would have been signed already if Fury wasn't carrying the maximum number of international players."I loved him ... he's definitely an NASL-level player," said Dos Santos. "We're going to keep a door open, a good contact and maybe he could be an option in 2016." [14]

Oakleigh Cannons FC[edit]

In June 2015, Matthew joined Oakleigh Cannons FC. Foschini was an integral part of getting the team to the FFA Cup Finals. [15] Foschini was a versatile defender for Oakleigh and the big games was what he thrived on. [16] Oakleigh Cannons coach Arthur Papas wished he had another 10 Matt Foschini’s at his disposal following the club’s heartbreaking FFA Cup quarter-final exit against Hume City.[17]

South Melbourne FC[edit]

In December 2015, South Melbourne FC signed Foschini. South experience a shortage of defenders in 2015, and Foschini could play a number of defensive positions including right back, centre-half or holding midfield. [18] South Melbourne won the NPL Victoria Championship, defeating Oakleigh Cannons. [19] Foschini was awarded with the club's Most Valuable Player and Media's Team Player Choice.

Personal life[edit]

Foschini was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He is the son of former Australian rules footballer Silvio Foschini.[3] He attended Caulfield Grammar School, where he captained the First XI Team.


  1. ^ “Rough” two years led Foschini to South
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  3. ^ a b Gun Cannon
  4. ^ Melbourne Victory signs Foschini for two years
  5. ^ Matthew Foschini may solve A-League problem for Victory
  6. ^ North Queensland Fury v Melbourne Victory Match Summary
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  13. ^ "Salgaocar vs. Pune 1–1". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Fury coach confident heading into crucial weekend match". ottawasun. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
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