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 33)
Place of birth Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 6
Youth career
Tatura
South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 South Melbourne 51 (0)
2005 Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues 3 (0)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 24 (0)
2007–2017 Wellington Phoenix 197 (4)
2017– Adelaide United 9 (2)
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 3 May 2018
‡ 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 Adelaide United in the A-League.

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.

Lia represented Australia numerous times at youth level, including at the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup and 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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.[1] 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.[2]

Adelaide United[edit]

After a successful trial, Lia was given a one year deal with Adelaide United for the 2017-18 season.[3] He made his A-League debut for the club on 13 October 2017 in a 2–1 win over Brisbane Roar.[4] A week later, Lia scored both goals for Adelaide in a 2–2 draw against Melbourne Victory, his former club.[5]

International career[edit]

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

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 October 2018
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 26 1 1 0 0 0 27 1
Wellington total 197 4 5 0 0 0 202 4
Adelaide United 2017–18 A-League 9 2 2 0 0 0 11 2
2018–19 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Adelaide total 9 2 5 0 0 0 14 2
Career total 277 6 12 0 0 0 289 6

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Melbourne Victory
Adelaide United

International[edit]

Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ MELBOURNE V WELLINGTON – 24 NOVEMBER 2007 Archived 18 July 2012 at Archive.is
  2. ^ "Vince Lia extends contract with Phoenix". WellingtonPhoenix.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Vince Lia signs with Adelaide United". FourFourTwo. 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ Migliaccio, Val (14 October 2017). "Adelaide United complete thrilling stoppage-time comeback to rock Brisbane Roar". News.com.au. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Adelaide United held to a 2-2 draw by winless Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval". ABC News. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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