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
Aussies Abroad: Brighton rescue point on Ryan’s 100th game
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy helped Brighton & Hove Albion come back to claim a valuable point against Watford in the battle for Premier League survival. A 78th minute own goal from Adrian Mariappa gifted the Seagulls a share of the points after Abdoulaye Doucoure had netted the op
Aussies Abroad: Souttar strikes, Mooy, Ryan in thrilling comeback draw
Harry Souttar's goal edged Fleetwood Town closer towards the League One playoff picture, while Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan were involved in a six-goal Premier League thriller. Souttar struck his second goal of the 2019/20 season ? and only the fourth senior goal of his club career
Ryan's role in Mooy's Seagulls success
Aaron Mooy says the advice he received from Socceroos teammate Mat Ryan has proved true after securing a permanent switch to Brighton & Hove Albion. The south coast English Premier League club announced on Friday that Mooy had been signed to a three-and-a-half year deal after
Signing news: Aaron Mooy pens permanent deal with Brighton
Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has officially joined Brighton & Hove Albion on a permanent deal. Mooy signed for Brighton at the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season on a loan deal from Huddersfield Town, after they were relegated the previous season. The 29-year-o
Aussies Abroad: Mooy scores in Brighton’s costly Premier League defeat
Aaron Mooy scored a late consolation goal as Brighton and Hove Albion slumped to a 3-1 Premier League defeat against Bournemouth on Wednesday morning (AEDT). With his side trailing 3-0, the Socceroos midfielder scored his second goal for the Seagulls nine minutes from time but
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury nets first goal in Israel, Ryan and Mooy held to draw
Trent Sainsbury scored his first goal in 16 months, and his maiden strike for Maccabi Haifa, in a 4-0 win to keep up pace at the top of the Israeli Premier League. The Socceroos defender last scored for PSV Eindhoven in a 4-0 Dutch Cup win against Excelsior in September 2018,
Aussies Abroad preview: Ryan and Mooy primed for battle against Aston Villa
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy head into a important clash in race for Premier League survival as Brighton & Hove Albion host Aston Villa in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEDT). The Socceroos duo and Graham Potter's side sit in 14th position, three points above the Villains, who
Aussies Abroad: Luongo's Owls stun Championship leaders
Massimo Luongo's Sheffield Wednesday have taken a big step in their quest for promotion to the Premier League following an upset away win against Leeds United. Luongo's side leapt into the English Championship's playoff positions following an against-the-odds 2-0 away win over
Socceroos weekend preview: Mooy and Ryan aiming for Premier League bounce back at Everton
After a shock exit in the FA Cup last weekend, Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan turn their attention back to Premier League matters as they prepare to take on Carlo Ancelotti's resurgent Everton. The Socceroos pair were both rested from the FA Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday but are su
Aussies Abroad: Luongo and Irvine advance in FA Cup
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine are eyeing FA Cup Fourth Round ties as the fabled knockout competition took centre stage in England. Luongo played a full 90 minutes for Sheffield Wednesday as they upset Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at the AMEX, with fellow Socceroos Aaron Mooy
Aaron Mooy Named in FIFA 20 Team of the Week
Aaron Mooy's yuletide star continues to shine bright with the Socceroos midfielder named in the most recent FIFA 20 Team of the Week. The 29-year-old was named alongside the likes England captain Harry Kane, Argentine and Manchester City superstar Sergio Agüero, and Chelsea an
Aussies Abroad: Ryan and Mooy help Brighton take first ever Premier League point off Chelsea
A spectacular overhead kick from Alireza Jahanbakhsh clinched a historic point as Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy featured in Brighton & Hove Albions's 1-1 draw against Chelsea. The 84th-minute strike was no less than the Seagulls deserved as Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy helped the home s