Defender Aziz Behich
- Height 170cm
- Weight 63kg
- D.O.B. 16/12/90
- Born Melbourne
Previous clubs: Green Gully, Melbourne Victory, Hume City, Melbourne Heart
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 547
Debut: 14/11/2012 v South Korea
Melbourne-born Behich has become Australia's first choice left-back courtesy of 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, after being overlooked for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, was called into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad and has steadily increased the frequency of his presence.
Form and fitness concerns for the likes of Brad Smith and Alex Gersbach opened the door for Behich to win an extended run in the team since 2017 and he hasn't disappointed, maintaining the momentum of a club season which has seen him score five times and attract interest from Turkey's bigger clubs.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Behich was instrumental in helping the Caltex Socceroos across the line in FIFA World Cup qualifying, playing a full 180 minutes in the two-legged intercontinental play-off victory over Honduras.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Behich made five appearances for Melbourne Victory during the 2009/10 Season before switching allegiances to the then-Melbourne Heart, where four consistent seasons prepared him to win a starting spot at Bursaspor.
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.
World Cup 2018
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Behich joins Sainsbury in exciting PSV switch
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