Michael Marrone (footballer)
Marrone playing for Melbourne Heart in 2011
|Date of birth||27 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, Australia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Para Hills Knights|
|2004–2005||AIS Football Program|
|2008–2009||Adelaide United Youth|
|2008||Para Hills Knights||19||(0)|
|2009||→ Para Hills Knights (loan)||5||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.
On 3 March 2009, Marrone was signed to a full senior contract for Adelaide after having played for their youth squad. He played 26 games for Adelaide United before signing with the new team Melbourne Heart.
On 30 April 2010, it was announced that Marrone had signed with new A-League club Melbourne Heart for two years. He has played regularly at right back for the new club, and missed only one game in their inaugural season, which was the third Melbourne derby. In the fourth round of the season, he scored an own goal for Heart, in a match which was to end up a 2–2 draw with Perth Glory.
After the end of his first season with Melbourne Heart, Marrone travelled to the United Kingdom to partake in trials with British clubs Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic and Celtic, and also played in a friendly match for Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion on 24 March 2011. He also attracted interest from Italian Serie A side Cagliari.
On 3 February 2014, it was announced that Marrone was signed to return to Adelaide United, after a spell with Chinese club Shanghai Shenxin. After working his way into the starting line-up, he fractured two leg bones in a match against his former club Melbourne Heart on 4 April 2014.
He received his first call-up for the full national team by coach Pim Verbeek in preparation for the match against Indonesia in Brisbane on 3 March 2010.
- As of 5 August 2015
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