Midfielder Daniel Arzani

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

Biography

Club: Celtic FC on loan from Manchester City

Previous clubs: Melbourne City

Socceroos cap number: 596

Debut: 01/06/18 v Czech Republic

Bio:

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.

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.

After finishing his World Cup campaign, Arzani was sold to English side Manchester City, and has since enjoyed loans to Scottish side Celtic, Dutch team Utrecht and has spent 2021 in Denmark with Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF).

Qualifying World Cup 2022

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