Vince Lia

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Vince Lia
Vince Lia.jpg
Lia playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2009
Personal information
Full name Vince Lia
Date of birth (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 17
Youth career
Tatura
South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 South Melbourne 41 (0)
2005 Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues 3 (0)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 24 (0)
2007– Wellington Phoenix 215 (4)
National team
2002–2003 Australia U-17 12 (1)
2002–2005 Australia U-20 21 (5)
2006–2007 Australia U-23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2012

Vince Lia (born 18 March 1985) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Lia spent the early stages of his professional career in the NSL at South Melbourne. He then moved on to Melbourne Victory where he spent two years as a fringe player, albeit winning a championship.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

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.[2] Lia missed the entire 2008–09 A-League Season due to a knee injury suffered in pre-season, requiring a full reconstruction. In 2009–10 A-League Season, Vince Lia has signed a contract with the A-League team Wellington Phoenix. On 20 October 2009, Vince Lia has extended his contract with the Wellington Phoenix until the end of 2011–2012.[3]

International career[edit]

Lia captained the Australian U-20's at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 September 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Melbourne 2001–02 National Soccer League 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2002–03 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2003–04 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 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 2005–06 A-League 17 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
2006–07 7 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Melbourne Victory total 24 0 6 0 0 0 30 0
Wellington Phoenix 2007–08 A-League 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
2008–09 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2010–11 24 1 0 0 0 0 24 1
2011–12 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2012–13 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2013–14 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2014–15 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2015–16 16 1 2 0 0 0 18 1
2016–17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wellington total 171 3 5 0 0 0 176 3
Career total 249 3 10 0 0 0 259 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory

References[edit]

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