Midfielder Daniel Arzani

  • Height 171cm
  • Weight 73kg
  • D.O.B. 4/1/99
  • Born Khorramabad
Jersey Number
17

Biography

Club: Lommel SK on loan from Manchester City

Previous clubs: Melbourne City, Celtic, FC Utrecht, AGF Aarhus

Socceroos cap number: 596

Debut: 01/06/18 v Czech Republic

Daniel Arzani burst onto the scene this season with Melbourne City in 2018, with his high energy performances seeing him named NAB Young Footballer of the Year and become the youngest player in Bert van Marwijk’s FIFA World Cup squad.

After debuting for City during the 2016/17 season, Arzani enjoyed a breakout year 2017/18 season playing 16 Hyundai A-League matches, scoring two goals and registering three assists.

Arzani’s speed and technical ability have made him a tantalising prospect for any squad, providing an X-factor few players have.

Having represented Australia at U-17, U-20 and U-23 level, Arzani earned the opportunity to show his class for the Socceroos with some exciting cameo appearances against France, Denmark and Peru.

A move to Manchester City followed, where he was loaned to Scottish giants Celtic.

However a long-term injury suffered on debut for the Hoops threatened to halt the winger’s progress, who has recently found game time hard to come by at club level.

But in the Green and Gold, he continues to impress, scoring a brace for the Australia U23 select in Marbella before earning a spot at Tokyo 2020, where appeared in all of the Olyroos’ matches.

In September 2021, he earned his long-awaited recall to the senior national team, where he will be itching to inject his spark yet again off the back of a loan move to Belgian club Lommel SK.

A-League connection:

Arzani represented Sydney FC’s youth team before moving to Melbourne City. After making six A-League appearances during the 2016/17 season, Arzani broke into City’s starting line-up during the 2017/18 season making 13 starts.

Arzani was rewarded for his performances in May 2018 when he was selected for the Australian side for the 2018 World Cup, with the now 22-year-old making his senior international debut as a substitute against the Czech Republic.

In Russia, Arzani became the youngest ever Australian at a World Cup and the youngest player in the tournament. Arzani scored his first international goal in a World Cup warmup match against Hungary in June 2018.

At the World Cup, Arzani appeared for Australia as a substitute in all three matches against France, Denmark and Peru.

Qualifying World Cup 2022

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