Midfielder Daniel Arzani
- Height 171cm
- Weight 73kg
- D.O.B. 4/1/99
- Born Sydney
Club: Melbourne City
Previous clubs: n/a
Socceroos cap number: 596
Debut: 01/06/18 v Czech Republic
The youngest player in Bert van Marwijk’s World Cup squad, Arzani burst onto the scene this season with Melbourne City with his high energy performances seeing him named NAB Young Footballer of the Year.
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.
Despite being overlooked by the new Socceroos coach for friendlies against Norway and Colombia, Arzani’s speed and technical ability have made him a tantalising prospect for Bert’s squad, providing an x-factor few players have.
Having represented Australia at U-17, U-20 and U-23 level, Arzani now gets the opportunity to show his class for the Socceroos.
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.
Did you know?
Arzani was born in Iran before moving to Australia as a young child. His selection in the Socceroos World Cup squad has stopped any fears he may decide to represent his country of birth.
World Cup 2018
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