Defender James Meredith
- Height 185cm
- Weight 73kg
- D.O.B. 5/4/88
- Born Albury
Previous clubs: Derby County, Cambridge United, Chesterfield, Sligo Rovers. Shrewsbury Town, A.F.C Telford United, York City, Bradford City
Socceroos cap number: 581
Debut: 12/11/2015 v Kyrgyzstan
Meredith’s career began in 2004 when he signed with English Championship side Derby County however never made a first team appearance. Meredith spent the next seven seasons bouncing around English League Two and Conference sides before finding regular league football with Bradford City.
The 2012/13 season Meredith helped Bradford secure promotion to League One where he would play consistently over the next four seasons. This was highlighted during the 2016/17 season when Meredith was named in the PFA League One Team of the Season.
Meredith moved to Championship side Millwall for the 2017/18 season where he continued to play regularly. His consistent form for Millwall throughout the season has resulted in Meredith being named in his first Socceroos squad since 2015.
Best Socceroos moment:
Meredith has only made two appearances for the Socceroos in 2015, the highlight of his international career being his inclusion in this World Cup squad.
Did you know?
Meredith is the son of form professional squash player Greg Pollard.
World Cup 2018
Caltex Socceroos squad: Defenders
Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his 23-man squad which will head to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and he’s gone with seven defensive options. Mark Milligan’s shift from midfield to defence means he’s likely to compete with Trent Sainsbury and Matthew Jurman for the two ce
Three-year drought Caltex Socceroo is desperate to end
924 days and counting. That's how long it's been since James Meredith last wore the Caltex Socceroos jersey. Now the Millwall left-back is closing in on not only a return to the national side, but a place in Australia's 23-man World Cup squad as well. “I love being among
Everyone at Millwall is a little crazy: Meredith
Caltex Socceroos defender James Meredith has held Tim Cahill as the catalyst for a superb season at Millwall and says Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer is a galvanizing influence in the dressing room as kick-off looms in Russia. Neil Harris’ Lions side lost just three of
Squad Status: 975min puzzle falling into place for Aussie defence
Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his extended 26-man Caltex Socceroos squad that will head to Turkey for a pre-FIFA World Cup training camp and he’s included nine defensive options. With Matthew Jurman and Trent Sainsbury finally back to full fitness, albeit having played just 9
Aussies abroad: Caltex Socceroos to learn Championship play-off fate
We’re at the crunch time of the year in England as three Caltex Socceroos face off in a final day bid for promotion to the Premier League. The 46th and final matchday of the English Championship season sees Mile Jedinak’s Aston Villa travel to Tim Cahill and James Meredith’s M
Aussies abroad weekend preview: Rogic eyeing Scottish title with Celtic
A number of Australian World Cup hopefuls are in action across Europe and the rest of the World over the coming days, and one of them could be lifting a Championship trophy. Here's our preview of the Aussies hoping to impress Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk over the wee
The fresh faces in van Marwijk’s first Caltex Socceroos squad
Bert van Marwijk has stuck with a number of bolters in his final 26-man Caltex Socceroos squad for the upcoming friendlies against Norway and Colombia. Here’s a look at some of the fresh faces in the Australian squad for the matches later this month. Bert van Marwijk settle
Aussies Abroad: Luongo saves QPR in 87th minute
With a full round of Championship action played in the UK this morning, several Australian World Cup hopefuls were in action. Here’s your wrap of how they fared… MASS RESCUES A POINT FOR RANGERS Massimo Luongo was QPR’s hero, powering home an 87th-minute equaliser to ear
How social media reacted to van Marwijk's first Caltex Socceroos squad
Bert van Marwijk has named a 29-player preliminary squad for this month’s friendlies against Norway and Colombia. With plenty of new faces and returning stars named in the initial squad, social media was abuzz following Tuesday's announcement. Here's how Twitter reacted to
The overseas-based bolters in van Marwijk's first Caltex Socceroos squad
There are some familiar – and less familiar – names in Bert van Marwijk’s first Caltex Socceroos squad. We look at three of the overseas-based bolters in Bert’s preliminary 29-man squad. FULL SQUAD: Click here for the 29-man squad HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE BOLTERS: Check out who's
Vote: Which overseas Aussies should get a Caltex Socceroos nod?
Bert van Marwijk will take charge of his first games as Caltex Socceroos coach later this month. Who are the overseas-based players who might earn a call-up? We take a look... VOTE: Which uncapped Hyundai A-League aces deserve a Caltex Socceroos call-up? Mustafa Amini
Millwall defender wins clash of the Caltex Socceroos
James Meredith came out on top in the battle of the Caltex Socceroos as Millwall defeated Massimo Luongo’s QPR in the English Championship on Saturday morning. In a pulsating London derby, Meredith’s Millwall prevailed 1-0 at The Den thanks to Steve Morison’s 55th minute winne