Defender Aziz Behich
- Height 170cm
- Weight 63kg
- D.O.B. 16/12/90
- Born Melbourne
Debut: 14/11/2012 v South Korea
Socceroos Cap Number: 547
Caps (Goals): 43 (2)
Major Tournaments: AFC Asian Cup 2015, Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA World Cup 2018, AFC Asian Cup 2019,
Current Club: Giresunspor (Turkey)
Junior Club: Green Gully SC (VIC)
Previous clubs: Green Gully, Melbourne Victory, Hume City, Melbourne Heart, Bursaspor, PSV Eindhoven, Kayserispor, Istanbul Basaksehir
Melbourne-born Behich became Australia's first choice left-back after four excellent seasons at Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor.
He was in and out of the national team set-up after making his debut in 2012 but was finally called into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad, and has since become a regular in the Socceroos camp.
Behich’s form for club and country saw him secure a move to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven in 2018. However, he only spent a season in the Netherlands before moving back to Turkey to join Istanbul Basaksehir.
In his first season with Basaksehir, the tradition Turkish under-performers toppled all the odds after they were crowned league champions for the first time in their history. The record-breaking campaign was also a personal milestone for Behich as he received his first piece of silverware at club level.
In 2020/21 he spent time on loan with Kayserispor, successfully helping keep them in the Turkish top flight, while also continuing to impress in Green and Gold as the Socceroos navigated their first round of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying with eight wins from eight.
Best Socceroos moment:
Behich was instrumental in helping the Socceroos across the line in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, playing a full 180 minutes in the two-legged intercontinental play-off victory over Honduras.
Did you know?
Behich began his career as a winger with Victory. It wasn’t until his move to their crosstown rivals that he developed into a left-back.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
'That was really special': Aziz Behich answers fan questions on Instagram Q & A
From his favourite player, to toughest opponent and best roommate, Aziz Behich took the time to answer some Socceroos fan questions during an Instagram Q & A. You can watch the full story here or read on to check out all of Aziz's responses. Q: Who was your favourit
Aussies Abroad: Big clean sheet for Behich
With COVID-19, various cup competitions and rearranged fixtures causing disruptions, there were just a handful of Aussies in action over the weekend. We start our action in Turkey, where Aziz Behich played a full 90 minutes at left-back for Giresunspor, managing to keep a clea
Aussies Abroad Preview: Socceroos prepare for important match-ups
Fixtures are continuing to come in thick and fast for our Socceroos, so check out exactly when our Aussies Abroad will be playing over the coming days! Starting this weekend's preview in Germany, Ajdin Hrustic's Eintracht Frankfurt are at home to second-placed Borussia Dortmun
Aussies Abroad: Big win for Behich & derby delight for Jeggo
As the festive season nears ever closer, Socceroos hit the pitch around the world for their club sides over the weekend. There were plenty of solid performances, with standout results for a couple of Aussies in Europe. Commencing our weekly wrap in Turkey, Aziz Behich's G
Aussies Abroad: Irvine & McGree score first goals of the season
In the second weekend back from the international break, two Socceroos found themselves on the scoresheet and another duo chipped in with assists during an outstanding round of club action. Catch up on it all in the player above, and read on for a detailed account of how all
‘Great mix of experience and young boys’: Behich praises Socceroos' depth
As Australia's quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022? continues in Qatar and Japan over the next fortnight, Socceroos defender Aziz Behich has praised the squad's depth and camaraderie.... Following the announcement of the Socceroos' squad for October 2021 qualifier
Aussies Abroad: Aziz Behich inks deal with Girensunspor, Devlin confirms overseas move
Aziz Behich has officially found a new club in Turkey, signing for Giresunspor on a one-year deal - while Olyroo Cam Devlin is on the brink of an exciting first move abroad. Following the conclusion of his contract with Istanbul ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir F.K., for whom he spent las
Behich: 'family-type culture' helping young and old blend seamlessly in Socceroos camp
Socceroos fullback Aziz Behich says the familial culture fostered in Graham Arnold's camps is helping the younger players aspiring to earn their first international caps to feel at home in the 31-man squad. Arnold called seven potential debutants into his squad which ventured
Aussies Abroad: Behich survives the drop in Turkey
The weekend's Aussies Abroad action saw Socceroos fullback Aziz Behich's Kayserispor survive the drop by the narrowest margins as the Turkish SuperLig season came to a close. There was a massive sigh of relief for Behich and his Kayserispor as they confirmed their survival on
Aussies Abroad Preview: Behich’s final day relegation battle, all Aussie affair in Scotland
There will be plenty of nail-biting moments for Aziz Behich with his side's fate set to be sealed on the final matchday of the Turkish SuperLig season, while a trio of Socceroos could be on the park at Easter Road as the Scottish Premiership comes to a close in Aussies Abroad act
Aussies Abroad: Souttar scores, Behich & Borrello assist
Harry Souttar finally opened his Stoke City account while a couple of other Socceroos teed up their teammates during a busy weekend of action abroad. Read about the fortunes of all our Aussies in Europe and Asia below. ... Souttar got on the scoresheet for the first time
Aussies Abroad: Joey Caleb Watts debuts in the Premier League
It has been a week to remember for 19-year-old Australian midfielder Caleb Watts. Seven days after he was handed his Southampton senior debut in the FA Cup, the Joeys representative became the 52nd Australian to take to the pitch in an English Premier League fixture.