|Full name||Storm James Roux|
|Date of birth||13 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Somerset West, South Africa|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2013–2018||Central Coast Mariners||105||(2)|
|2013||New Zealand U-20||8||(0)|
|2015||New Zealand U-23||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2017
Roux played youth football with Sorrento, Football West National Training Centre and Perth Glory youth before making his professional debut with Perth Glory. In 2013, he joined Central Coast Mariners, where he made over 100 appearances before joining Melbourne Victory in 2018.
Roux was born in South Africa but moved to New Zealand aged three. He later moved again, to Australia, in his early teens. Despite his multinational childhood, Storm has stated that he considers himself to be primarily a New Zealander, but retains ties to all three nations. In New Zealand, Roux attended Mount Albert Grammar School.
Roux played junior football for Sorrento after arriving in Australia, before joining Football West National Training Centre and Perth Glory youth. He played for Football West National Training Centre in the Western Australia State League Premier Division in 2012, in which the NTC was a non-competitive team (unable to receive competition points).
On 26 January 2013, Roux made his A-League debut, coming on as a substitute in Perth Glory's 1–0 loss to Brisbane Roar. Roux came close to scoring with a stinging shot in the 75th minute and coach Ian Ferguson was pleased with his performance saying post match, "I thought Storm Roux did well when he came on". He was subsequently moved to the senior squad for the remainder of the 2012–13 season, having spent the previous three seasons in the Glory's youth team.
Central Coast Mariners
On 8 June 2013, Roux signed a two-year deal with reigning A-League Champions Central Coast Mariners. His competitive debut came in the Mariners' first game of the 2013–14 season, a 1–1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers, with Roux earning praise from coach Graham Arnold for his performance. He scored his first goal for the club and the only goal of the game in a win over Wellington Phoenix in December 2013 with a calm finish from close-range. Strong performances saw Roux named the December nominee for the A-League Young Footballer of the Year award for 2013–14. The award was eventually given to Adam Taggart. Roux had a solid first season for the Mariners, becoming a regular member of the starting side under new coach Phil Moss. In July 2014, Roux signed a new contract with the Mariners until 2017.
On 30 January 2016, Roux scored his second goal for the Mariners, again in a win over Wellington, playing a one-two with Luis García before chipping the 'keeper. On 21 February 2016, Roux fell awkwardly whilst attempting to block a shot in a game against Melbourne City, resulting in a broken fibula, damaged ligaments and a dislocated shoulder, ruling him out for the remainder of the season. He returned to training in June 2016 ahead of the 2016–17 season.
Roux captained the Mariners for the first time in a draw with Western Sydney Wanderers on 29 October 2016 in the absence of regular captain Nick Montgomery, and was named man of the match for his performance. In April 2017, he extended his contract with the club until mid-2019. Roux made his 100th A-League appearance in a draw with Adelaide United on 7 February 2018, and made his 100th league appearance for the Mariners one week later.
In April 2018, Mariners coach Wayne O'Sullivan refused to comment on speculation that Roux could move to Melbourne Victory. Roux was granted a release from the club on 18 April 2018 to pursue other opportunities.
Two months after his release from Central Coast Mariners, Roux signed a two-year contract with Melbourne Victory. Roux made his Victory A-League debut in October 2018, setting up a goal for Keisuke Honda in a 2–1 loss in the Melbourne Derby against Melbourne City in their opening game of the 2018–19 A-League. He scored his first goal for the Victory a week later, heading in a corner from Honda in a 3–2 loss to Perth Glory.
Storm was a member of the New Zealand U-20 side which won the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship, therefore qualifying for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Roux was selected in the squad for the U-20 World Cup and played in all three of New Zealand's matches as they were eliminated in the group stage.
Roux was called up to the under-23 side to play in the 2015 Pacific Games. New Zealand were eliminated in the semifinals after their win over Vanuatu was overturned by the OFC for fielding an ineligible player, causing the side to miss qualification for the 2016 Olympics.
Roux was first named in the New Zealand squad for the two-legged 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification play-off against Mexico in November 2013. After not playing the first match, Roux made his debut on 20 November 2013 in the second leg in Wellington, a 4–2 loss which, following a 5–1 loss in Mexico, saw New Zealand fail to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Roux was omitted from the New Zealand squad in mid 2015, pending the resolution of eligibility concerns raised by New Zealand's elimination from the 2015 Pacific Games for fielding fellow South Africa-born defender Deklan Wynne. In December 2015, Roux stated that any issues had been resolved and that he was looking forward to returning to the national squad in 2016. He was absent from the squad for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup due to multiple injury issues.
Roux was recalled to the New Zealand squad in May 2017, in the lead-up to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, having not played for New Zealand since 2015. He was subsequently named in the squad for the Confederations Cup tournament.
- As of 28 October 2018
|Central Coast Mariners||2013–14||25||1||0||0||6||0||31||1|
- As of 4 September 2017
|New Zealand national team|
- List of Central Coast Mariners FC players
- List of Melbourne Victory FC players
- List of New Zealand international footballers
- List of Perth Glory FC players
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