Twhaite playing for Gold Coast United in 2010
|Full name||Michael Errol Thwaite|
|Date of birth||2 May 1983|
|Place of birth||Cairns, Australia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back / Defensive Midfielder|
|Current club||Perth Glory|
|2008–2009||→ Melbourne Victory (loan)||16||(0)|
|2009–2012||Gold Coast United||82||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
His career began at Sydney University in the New South Wales Winter Super League. He then spent two seasons playing for Marconi Stallions (2002–2004) in the now defunct NSL, before heading to Romania. He was then signed to Wisła Kraków on a Bosman transfer from FC Naţional Bucureşti in Romania's Divizia A.
On 28 January 2008 he signed for SK Brann and was loaned to the Melbourne Victory on 19 June 2008. On 26 July 2008 he scored his first goal for the Victory in a pre-season cup game against Perth Glory, to guide the Victory to a 1-0 win in Perth.
Thwaite was part of the Australian under-20s team in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the U.A.E. He was also involved with the 2004 Olympics qualifying team, but did not make the final squad for the tournament proper. He made his international debut on 9 October 2005 in a 5-0 win in a friendly match held in London against Jamaica. He was a squad member of the Australian national team in their historic World Cup qualifying tie against Uruguay, but did not play, as head coach Guus Hiddink preferred the more experienced Tony Popović and Tony Vidmar in the starting lineup.
With Melbourne Victory:
- Gold Coast United Player's Player of the Year: 2009-2010
- Gold Coast United Member's Player of the Year: 2009-2010