Simon Storey

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Simon Storey
Personal information
Full name Simon Storey
Date of birth (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right Back, Left Back
Club information
Current team
Dandenong City
Youth career
Dingley City
Doveton
Hampton Park United
Bulleen
1997–2000 VIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Springvale City 29 (2)
2000–2003 Green Gully 62 (3)
2003–2004 South Melbourne 19 (0)
2005 Altona Magic 1 (0)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 32 (0)
2007–2009 Partick Thistle 83 (1)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 39 (0)
2010–2011 North Queensland Fury 25 (1)
2011 Green Gully Cavaliers 5 (1)
2011 Mohun Bagan 15 (2)
2014– Dandenong City 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2014.

Simon Storey (born 5 June 1982) is an Australian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Storey began his senior career at Springvale City in State League 1 for one season at the age of 16 whilst on scholarship with the Victorian Institute of Sport for 3 years.

His 3-year stint at Green Gully in the Victorian Premier League as a left wing back, where, in his final year was awarded the Victorian Premier League Under 21 Player of the Year, and was also awarded the Jimmy Rooney medal (for best on ground) in a victorious Green Gully side in the grand final. Storey then went on to play for South Melbourne in the National Soccer League as a left full back under Stuart Munro. Storey was signed to be a part of the inaugural Melbourne Victory FC squad for Hyundai A-League season 2005/06. In season 2006/07 Storey was an integral part at right full back in the Melbourne side that would become the first team to complete the A-League double in the history of the competition; clinching the premiership against the New Zealand Knights 4–0 at Olympic Park with 4 rounds of competition remaining, then beating Adelaide United 6–0 in the grand final at a 56,000 sold out Telstra Dome to take the championship.

He joined Scottish club Partick Thistle in August 2007 on a short-term contract.[1] This was extended to the end of the 2008–09 season as he proved a very competent performer. Storey predominantly played as a right full back, his versatility at Thistle saw Ian McCall play him numerous games as sweeper, centre midfielder and also left back. Storey was also the November pin up for the 2008 Clyde 1 Cash for Kids Charity Calendar which raises funds to support the most vulnerable children in Scottish communities. On 5 August 2008 against Forfar Athletic in the League Cup Storey became the first player to captain a Scottish League Team to wear a pink strip as Partick unveiled their new pink and grey away strip. Fans at Firhill as well as the management appreciated his high-work rate and intelligence on the field.

After Partick Thistle narrowly missed promotion to the Scottish Premier League in the 2008–09 season, Storey decided to leave the club, leading to speculation he'd return to Australia. But in an interview with FourFourTwo journalist Ben Somerford, Storey revealed he was hoping to stay in Europe.[2] After a successful trial at Hungarian club Vasas SC Storey looked set to move to Budapest however the deal fell through late after Vasas' financial problems prevented them signing the Australian. Storey returned to Scotland where he signed for Airdrie United in September 2009 playing predominantly as a central defender and full back.

In June 2010 Storey returned to Australia and the Hyundai A-League to play for North Queensland Fury FC in the 2010/2011 season. Unfortunately the club was to be closed by Football Federation Australia due to financial instability.

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In July 2011 Storey signed for I-League club Mohun Bagan A.C. on a one-year contract.

Honours[edit]

With Melbourne Victory:

Physiotherapy[edit]

Storey qualified as a physiotherapist from La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia in 2004 and worked at numerous private musculosketal/sports practices whilst playing football professionally. Whilst in Scotland he ran his own physiotherapy practice called Simon Storey Physiotherapy in Virgin Active Glasgow[4]

Storey now practices at Back in Motion Bentleigh in Melbourne Australia.

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