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
Socceroos weekend preview: Mooy and Ryan aiming for Premier League bounce back at Everton
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Aussies Abroad: Luongo and Irvine advance in FA Cup
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Aaron Mooy Named in FIFA 20 Team of the Week
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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
2019 review: the best Caltex Socceroos moments of 2019
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Mooy’s wonder goal draws comparisons to Arsenal legend Bergkamp
Aaron Mooy's masterful goal ? and performance - for Brighton overnight has seen the Caltex Socceroos star likened to ex-Arsenal and Netherlands star Dennis Bergkamp. Mooy scored a peach of goal 11 minutes from time to seal a vital 2-0 win for the Seagulls over Bournemouth.
Aussies Abroad: Magic Mooy scores stunner in Brighton’s Premier League win
Caltex Socceroos star Aaron Mooy scored a sublime goal as Brighton recorded a vital 2-0 win over Bournemouth overnight. Mooy capped a man-of-the-match display with the game-sealing goal 11 minutes from time at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls took a third minute lead through
Aussies Abroad Preview: Mooy, Ryan aim to end Brighton's winless run, Rogic in Old Firm derby
Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan will seek to sign off 2019 on a high as Brighton host Bournemouth, while the Old Firm rivals collide as Tom Rogic's Celtic face Rangers. Graham Potter's Brighton & Hove Albion are aiming to end a run of back-to-back defeats and a four-match winless skid
Aussies Abroad: Boyle hits derby double for Hibs, Souttar’s Fleetwood climb
Martin Boyle struck twice as Hibernian claimed Edinburgh derby bragging rights with a 2-0 win against Heart of Midlothian. The Caltex Socceroos attacker slammed in a pair of first-half strikes at Tynecastle Stadium as Jack Ross' side made it back-to-back derby wins for the fir
Aussies Abroad: Irvine's Hull surge, Rogic's Celtic make it perfect 10
Jackson Irvine's Hull City surged into the top half of England's Championship, while Tom Rogic and Celtic restored their lead in the Scottish Premiership. The Tigers made short work of mid-table rivals Birmingham City in a 3-0 victory at the KC Stadium to climb to 11th place.
Aussies Abroad: Ryan, Mooy clinch draw as Rogic, Behich learn Europa League fate
Mat Ryan repelled a late Crystal Palace surge in Brighton's 1-1 draw, as Tom Rogic and Aziz Behich learned their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 opponents. The Caltex Socceroos number one was beaten by Wilfried Zaha's 76th-minute effort after denying Eagles substitute Christian
Aussies Abroad: Mabil on target again, Mooy, Ryan feature in rollercoaster draw
Awer Mabil scored to keep Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland seven points clear at the top, while Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy were involved in a breathtaking draw in the Premier League. Midtjylland claimed a 2-1 win on the road against Brøndby and 14-cap Caltex Socceroo, Mabi