Lia playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2009
|Full name||Vince Lia|
|Date of birth||18 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Shepparton, Victoria, Australia|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2012
Born in Shepparton, Lia played youth football in Victoria before making his senior debut with South Melbourne in the National Soccer League. He spent one season with Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues in 2005 before joining Melbourne Victory in 2005 to play in the newly-formed A-League. Lia next spent a decade at Wellington Phoenix, making over 200 appearances for the club in all competitions. He returned to Australia in 2017, signing with Adelaide United.
He moved to the Wellington Phoenix in 2007. Lia scored his first ever A-League goal in a 1–1 draw against his former team, Melbourne Victory, in the 58th minute on 24 November 2007 in front of a 20,938 strong crowd at the Telstra Dome. Lia missed the entire 2008–09 A-League Season due to a knee injury suffered in pre-season, requiring a full reconstruction. In A-League 2007-08 A-League Season, Vince Lia signed a contract with the A-League team Wellington Phoenix. On 20 October 2009, Vince Lia extended his contract with the Wellington Phoenix until the end of 2011–2012.
After a successful trial, Lia was given a one year deal with Adelaide United for the 2017-18 season. He made his A-League debut for the club on 13 October 2017 in a 2–1 win over Brisbane Roar. A week later, Lia scored both goals for Adelaide in a 2–2 draw against Melbourne Victory, his former club.
Lia captained the Australian U-20's at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.
- As of 21 October 2017
|South Melbourne||2001–02||National Soccer League||13||0||0||0||0||0||13||0|
|South Melbourne total||51||0||0||0||0||0||51||0|
|Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues||2005||Victorian Premier League||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Melbourne Victory total||24||0||6||0||0||0||30||0|
- MELBOURNE V WELLINGTON – 24 NOVEMBER 2007 Archived 18 July 2012 at Archive.is
- "Vince Lia extends contract with Phoenix". WellingtonPhoenix.com.
- "Vince Lia signs with Adelaide United". FourFourTwo. 3 August 2017.
- Migliaccio, Val (14 October 2017). "Adelaide United complete thrilling stoppage-time comeback to rock Brisbane Roar". News.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- "Adelaide United held to a 2-2 draw by winless Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval". ABC News. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- Vince Lia at Soccerway