Amini with Borussia Dortmund in 2012
|Full name||Mohammad Mustafa Castillo Amini|
|Date of birth||20 April 1993|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2010–2011||Central Coast Mariners||23||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Central Coast Mariners (loan)||18||(2)|
|2012–2015||Borussia Dortmund II||57||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2017
Mohammad Mustafa Castillo Amini, known as Mustafa Amini, (born 20 April 1993) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Danish Superliga club AGF and the Australian national team.
Born in Sydney, Amini played youth football with the Australian Institute of Sport before starting his professional career with Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. In 2011, Amini signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. After playing only for their second team, he transferred in 2015 to Randers FC.
Born in Sydney, Australia to an Afghan father and a Nicaraguan mother, Amini grew up in the Western Sydney area. He attended Wentworthville Public School and Westfields Sports High School until moving to Lake Ginninderra College in the ACT while playing for the AIS, earning his Year 12 certificate in March 2010. Amini wears a distinctive 'afro' haircut and is fluent in Dari-Persian and Spanish.
Central Coast Mariners
Amini played for Blacktown City before being signed to an AIS scholarship. He was signed by the Central Coast Mariners on a two-year contract in the A-League. Amini made his debut for the senior team in a friendly against fellow Gosford club Central Coast Lightning which the Mariners won 7–1. Amini made his official A-League debut for the Mariners in a match against Brisbane Roar on 20 October 2010. His first goal came in a 3–1 away win against Gold Coast United on 9 February 2011.
Amini's excellent form throughout the 2010–11 A-League season attracted major interest from overseas clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Subsequently it was announced that Amini was to spend two weeks on trial with Borussia Dortmund in preparation for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in July with a view of signing a long term deal with the Bundesliga club. Only days into his trial Borussia Dortmund publicly announced that the youngster had caught the eye of first team manager Jürgen Klopp stating that "he can definitely play football and is a really great talent.".
On 4 July 2011, it was announced that he had signed with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract. However, Amini would initially be loaned to Central Coast Mariners until 31 May 2012, making him eligible to play for the club during the 2011–12 A-League season as well as the group stage of the Asian Champions League. He played outstandingly well as Central Coast marched to the quarter-finals.
On 11 July 2012, Amini made his debut for Borussia Dortmund in a friendly against SV Meppen, scoring a goal in the 63rd minute en route a 2–1 victory for Dortmund. Amini scored his first goal for the second team in a game against MSV Duisburg on matchday 7 of the 2013–14 3. Liga season.
In March 2015, Amini announced, that he would leave the club when his contract expired in June, after playing there in three years.
In June 2016, Amini moved to Superliga side AGF on a four-year deal. Amini enjoyed a good debut for AGF, with a goal and an assist in a 2–1 win away at SønderjyskE in the Superliga on 17 July 2016.
Amini was first selected for Australia under-17 to play Turkey in a two-match series in April 2009 in Turkey. He made his Joeys debut in the first match of the series, a 1–0 loss, starting the match as a defender, but moving into midfield in the second half before being substituted late in the game. He also played a full match in the second leg, a 2–1 defeat.
Amini was selected to play for Australia U-20 in a four-match tour of South America against the Argentina U-20 and Paraguay U-20 teams from 3–19 April. He was then selected for the Australia U-20 again for the 2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship. Amini scored his first goal for the Australia U-20 in the 2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in a 4–1 win over Vietnam U-20.
Amini was named among the 43 players squad to represent Afghanistan for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup preparations camp in Qatar, but he refused the call saying "I only want to play for Australia if I get the chance”.
Amini was called-up to Australia's senior squad ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in March 2017. He debuted on 28 March 2017 against the United Arab Emirates at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, when subbed on in the 87th minute.
|Central Coast Mariners||2010–11||A-League||23||1||0||0||0||0||23||1|
|Borussia Dortmund II||2012–13||3. Liga||14||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
|Dortmund II total||57||3||0||0||0||0||57||3|
|Randers FC||2015–16||Danish Superliga||29||0||3||0||4[b]||1||36||1|
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