Midfielder Aaron Mooy
- Height 174cm
- Weight 68kg
- D.O.B. 15/9/90
- Born Sydney
Debut: 07/12/2012 v Guam
Socceroos cap number: 558
Caps (Goals): 43 (6)
Major tournaments: Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA World Cup 2018
Current Club: Shanghai SIPG FC
Previous clubs: Bolton Wanderers, St Mirren, Western Sydney Wanderers, Melbourne City, Manchester City, Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion
Mooy figures as arguably as Australia's most important player following three excellent Premier League seasons with Huddersfield Town and then Brighton & Hove Albion.
An inability to break through at Bolton Wanderers in the late 2000’s and an injury-hit spell with St Mirren convinced the creative midfielder to return home in a bid to reinvigorate his bid to become a Premier League player.
He laid the foundation at Western Sydney Wanderers and spectacularly hit top gear with Melbourne City, an irresistible run of form proving impossible for parent club Manchester City to ignore.
Sent on loan to Huddersfield Town, he proved a hit in the Championship as the club won promotion and parted with £8million to take him on a permanent basis, a decision Mooy justified by helping keep them avoid relegation in their first season, the second season was less fortunate for 'The Terriers', culminating in Mooy's departure to Brighton in order to retain regular top flight football.
He had a highly profitable first year with the south coast club, making 33 appearances as they secured their highest points tally in a Premier League season.
The 29-year-old departed Brighton in August 2020 to link up with Chinese powerhouse outfit Shanghai SIPG.
Best Socceroos moment:
Mooy chipped in with two goals during FIFA World Cup qualifying - against Bangladesh and Jordan respectively - and will enter the 2022 qualifiers after starting in all three of the Socceroos' group stage matches.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Mooy compiled one of the finest individual campaigns the competition has ever witnessed in 2015/16, scoring 11 goals and registering 21 assists - a season record.
Did you know?
Mooy was one of Western Sydney Wanderers' three inaugural signings alongside Tarek Elrich and Kwabena Appiah.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Birthday boy Aaron Mooy scores winner on debut for Shanghai SIPG
Aaron Mooy has scored the winning goal on debut for Shanghai SIPG on the same day he turned 30 years old. It took the Socceroos midfielder just 25 minutes after coming onto the pitch in the 46th minute to make a vital impact on his Chinese Super League debut against Wuhan Zall
Mooy and Ryan discover Premier League opponents
Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan face a blockbuster opening day of the 2020/21 Premier League season, with Frank Lampard's Chelsea travelling to face Brighton & Hove Albion. The Blues were revealed as Brighton's first challenge ahead of their fourth season in the Premi
Mooy & Ryan secure Premier League safety with Brighton
Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan's Brighton & Hove Albion confirmed their place in next season's English Premier League campaign thanks to their 0-0 stalemate against Newcastle United on Tuesday morning. The Socceroos & Brighton duo will be featuring in the 2020/21 English Premier Lea
The Martin Tyler text that nearly sent Mat Ryan to Bristol City
Legendary football commentator Martin Tyler has revealed a series of text messages between himself, Gary and Phil Neville nearly caused Mat Ryan a move to Bristol City. Speaking in an interview for Socceroos.com.au, Tyler described the request he received from Bristol's Chief
Aussies Abroad: Mooy tees up winner for Brighton, Taggart bags brace for Suwon
Aaron Mooy was on hand to provide the assist for the crucial goal in Brighton's must win fixture against Norwich whilst Adam Taggart was back amongst the goals as he fired home a double for Suwon Bluewings. In the English Premier League, Socceroos duo Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan
Mooy and Ryan eye return to Premier League action
Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan will look to be gearing up for Brighton & Hove Albion next month after it was confirmed that the English Premier League has proposed a plan to restart their campaign on June 18 (AEST). After positive talks between shareholders on Thursday, it has been
Aussies Abroad Preview: Rogic set for Old Firm derby, Behich's title-defining clash in Turkey
Tom Rogic's Celtic could close in on a ninth-straight Scottish Premier League title in an Old Firm derby against Rangers this weekend. Rogic and Celtic are set to approach the last major hurdle in their effort to seal a 51th Scottish championship with a trip to face their Glas
Aussies Abroad: Ryan shuts out Wolves, Leckie returns in Germany
Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet to earn Brighton & Hove Albion a spirited draw at Wolves, while Mathew Leckie made his Bundesliga comeback for Hertha Berlin. Socceroos number one Ryan made a sharp save from Wolverhampton Wanderers' top scorer Raul Jimenez in the closing stage as t
Aussies Abroad: Rogic and Celtic advance to Scottish Cup semis, Sainsbury helps Maccabi Haifa to big win
Tom Rogic's Celtic joined Martin Boyle's Hibernian in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup following a 1-0 win against St Johnstone. The Socceroos attackers could be set for a showdown at Hampden Park after they were drawn on opposite sides of the final four schedule. Scotti
Aussies Abroad: Mooy, Ryan help Brighton come back to rescue point at Sheffield United
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy played key roles as Brighton & Hove Albion claimed a valuable point against Premier League high-flyers Sheffield United. Socceroos number one Ryan made a crucial save at close range to deny Blades record signing Ollie McBurnie on 59 minutes, and made an