James Holland

James Holland made an impressive A-League debut scoring a goal against Wellington Phoenix in his first game, making him the youngest player to score in the A-League.

Holland burst onto the scene with the Newcastle Jets in the Hyundai A-League in 2007-2008 becoming the youngest player to score in the competition when he netted on debut against Wellington.

Holland was part of the Jets squad which won the A-League title in 2008 and after just 23 appearances he was poached by Dutch powerhouse AZ Alkmaar on a four-year deal.

He spent a spell on loan at fellow Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam in 2011 before securing a permanent move to Austria with Austria Wien in January 2012.

Holland has enjoyed a rapid rise with Austria Wien including winning the 2012-13 domestic title and playing in the Champions League in 2013.

Holland made his Socceroos debut as an 18-year-old in Australia’s 0-0 draw against Singapore in 2008 and has a total of 12 appearances for his country.

He was a fixture of Australia’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and with his creativity and poise in midfield he has all the tools for a lengthy career in green and gold.