Shaun Ontong

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Shaun Ontong
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Personal information
Full name Shaun Paul Ontong
Date of birth (1987-03-25) 25 March 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Canberra, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
2001 Belconnen United
2002 ACTAS
2003–2006 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Adelaide United 9 (0)
2008–2010 Newcastle Jets 4 (0)
2011 Oakleigh Cannons 14 (0)
National team
2006 Australia U-20 13 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Dempo S.C. (Assistant)
2018–2019 Northeast United (Assistant)
2019–2020 Kerala Blasters (Assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2007

Shaun Ontong (born 25 March 1987 in Canberra, Australia) is a retired Australian footballer and current Football coach.

His father, Paul Ontong, was born in South Africa and played in the NSL for Canberra City, Mooroolbark SC and Brisbane Lions.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Ontong grew up in Canberra, playing junior football for local clubs Belwest Foxes and later Belconnen United. In 2006, he was awarded a place in the AIS football program.[3] In late 2006, he trialled with German club 1. FC Nürnberg,[4] but suffered a groin injury during the trial and returned to Australia.[5] He spent time briefly with Melbourne Victory before heading back to Europe, trialling with FC Sion and later in Slovenia with NK Maribor and Bela Krajina, but his recurrent injury forced another return home. In June 2007, he signed with Adelaide United on a one-year contract, followed by a two-year contract with the Newcastle Jets in April 2008. As of 2012, he was playing with Oakleigh Cannons in the Victorian Premier League.

International career[edit]

Ontong received 10 caps at international U20 level and captained the Young Socceroos through the AFC Youth Championship 2006 campaign.[6]

A-League career statistics[edit]

(As of January 2008)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Adelaide United 2007–08 9 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
Total 9 0 0

Football academy[edit]

In 2013 Ontong and fellow Canberran Kaz Patafta set up a football academy in Canberra, Ontong Patafta Football Academy.[7]


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  3. ^ 2006 AIS/Australian Men’s Football (soccer) program launched Archived 14 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Derby is good thing" (in German). 1. FC Nürnberg. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 19 May 2008.
  5. ^ Flanagan, Eamonn (1 August 2007). "Canberran hoping for an A-League return" (PDF). Capital Football. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
  6. ^ Fox Sports News (29 October 2006). "Ontong to captain Young 'Roos".
  7. ^ Media Archived 4 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 18 June 2013

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