Michael Turnbull (footballer)
Michael Turnbull training for Melbourne Victory in 2015
|Date of birth||24 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Brisbane, Australia|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|2006–2007||New Zealand Knights||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Michael Turnbull (born 24 March 1981) is an Australian former professional footballer who played as goalkeeper. Turnbull was a member of the Australian squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and played in two FIFA World Youth Championships.
After leaving Marconi, Turnbull signed with Belgian team Standard Liège, however he was unable to break into the first team.
On 24 April 2015, Melbourne Victory announced that they had signed Michael Turnbull leading into the A-League finals series. His stint ended without playing a game after the Victory went on to win the league's Premiership and Championship.
Turnbull played three matches for Australia U20 at the 1999 and 2001 FIFA World Youth Championships. At the 1999 tournament he played one match, a 4–0 loss against Ireland. At the 2001 tournament he played two games, a 2-0 win over Japan and a 3-0 loss to Czech Republic.
Since retiring as a footballer, Michael has worked in real estate.
|Marconi Stallions||1999–2000||National Soccer League||29||0||0||0||0||0||29||0|
|Standard Liège||2004–05||Belgian First Division||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kingston City||2006||Victorian Premier League||11||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|New Zealand Knights||2006–07||A-League||6||0||2||0||0||0||8||0|
|Oakleigh Cannons||2007||Victorian Premier League||19||0||0||0||0||0||19||0|
|Sydney United||2008||NSW Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Brisbane Strikers||2014||National Premier Leagues||5||0||3||0||0||0||8||0|
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- Lynch, Michael (24 August 2000). "The coach, the players and an Olympic goal". The Sunday Age. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
Turnbull travelled to Italy mid-season to take part in a youth competition for Marconi, and stayed on to spend some time training with SerieA club Roma.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20100618052755/http://michaelturnbull.com/profile.asp Official website][better source needed]
- Smith, Tony (8 March 2006). "Knights sign goalkeeper". The Press.
He had five years in the former National Soccer League with Sydney club Marconi before signing for Standard Liege, where he was unable to break into the first team.
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- "Olympic Edged In Canale Cup Final". Olympic FC. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Sydney FC Go Down In Hyundai A-League Grand Final". Sydney FC. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Victory wrap up Premiers Plate". The Football Sack. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Young Socceroo Matches for 2001". OzFootball. Retrieved 24 September 2015.