Paul Trimboli

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Paul Trimboli
Personal information
Full name Paolo Vincenzo Trimboli
Date of birth (1969-02-25) 25 February 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Playing position Striker (Retired)
Youth career
1986 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 Sunshine George Cross 28 (4)
1988–2004 South Melbourne 430 (115)
National team
1985 Australia U-17
1987 Australia U-20
1988–2002 Australia 46 (16)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2007.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2007

Paolo "Paul" Vincenzo Trimboli (born 25 February 1969) is a former Australian international football (soccer) player and current Football Operations Manager at Melbourne Victory. Trimboli is of Italian ancestry and attended Xavier College, where he was a member of the First XI, and was captained by his brother.[1]

Club career[edit]

He had a distinguished career with South Melbourne in the NSL. Trimboli twice won the award for best under 21 player (in 1988 & 1989), as well as twice winning the award for player of the season, the Johnny Warren Medal (for the 1992/3 & 1997/8 seasons).

International career[edit]

He earned 48 caps (39 'A' games) with the Socceroos, marking his debut in 1988 against Fiji with a goal. His last international came in 2002 against Tahiti.

After retirement[edit]

In 2006, Trimboli was a commentator on SEN 1116's A-League and Victorian Premier League coverage. He is also employed in a marketing capacity by Puma. Trimboli has said that he would not enter the coaching arena as he would prefer to pursue other opportunities.[citation needed]

On 21 June 2011, he was appointed General Manager of Football at A-League club Brisbane Roar.[2]

On 25 June 2012, Trimboli reunited with Ange Postecoglou to join Melbourne Victory as Football Operations Manager.[3]


With Australia:

With South Melbourne FC:

Personal Honours:


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Preceded by
John Markovski
NSL U21 Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Paul Okon
Preceded by
Josip Biskic
Johnny Warren Medallist
Succeeded by
Mark Viduka
Preceded by
Kresimir Marusic
Johnny Warren Medallist
Succeeded by
Brad Maloney