Forward Jamie Maclaren
- Height 179cm
- Weight 76kg
- D.O.B. 29/7/93
- Born Melbourne
Club: SV Darmstadt 98
Previous clubs: Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, Hibernian (loan)
Socceroos cap number: 584
Debut: 27/05/2016 v England
Maclaren’s career began with Perth Glory, making 38 appearances and scoring 11 goals, moving to Brisbane Roar in 2015. Maclaren took his game to another level at the Roar, being named Young Player of the Year in his two season with the club and also winning the Golden Boot for the 2016/17 season. This strong form for the Roar saw Maclaren break into the Socceroos squad for the first time, making his debut against England in 2016.
Following the 2016/17 season, Maclaren secured a move to Europe, signing with German second division club SV Darmstadt 98. Struggling for game time in Germany, Maclaren signed a loan deal with Scottish side Hibernian for the second half of the 2017/18 season. His form for the Scottish club, including a hat trick on the final day of the season, have seen him force his way back into Bert’s World Cup plans.
Maclaren made a name for himself in the A-League making 91 appearance for Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar and scoring 51 goals. Twice named Young A-League Footballer of the Year, Maclaren also won the Golden Boot during the 2016/17 season, scoring 20 goals.
Did you know?
Maclaren is eligible to represent Malta through his mother, however turned away their advances as he dreamt of playing for the Socceroos.
World Cup Qualifiers for 2018
Caltex Socceroos squad: Attackers
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Jamie Maclaren joins Caltex Socceroos in Turkey
Football Federation Australia (FFA) can confirm that attacker Jamie Maclaren has joined the Caltex Socceroos’ pre-2018 FIFA World Cup™ training camp in Antalya, Turkey. Maclaren – who was selected in van Marwijk’s 32-player preliminary squad ahead of the tournament – joined th
Watch: Maclaren's hat-trick in wild 5-5 draw
Jamie Maclaren has put himself in strong contention to be included in Bert van Marwijk’s extended Caltex Socceroos squad, set to be announced tomorrow, after he scored a hat-trick in a wild 5-5 Scottish Premier League game. Maclaren, who has now scored eight goals in 13 appear
Aussies Abroad: Maclaren’s penalty miss costly for Hibernian
Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren missed an early penalty as his Hibernian were forced to settle for a draw away at Aberdeen overnight. In a huge clash that had ramifications on European qualification, Maclaren’s missed spot-kick proved decisive as the match finished 0-0
Maclaren scores again as Hibs put five past Kilmarnock
Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren found the net overnight as Hibernian won an eight-goal thriller against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership. Maclaren, on loan at Hibs from German club SV Darmstadt, scored his side’s third goal in a 5-3 win at Easter Road. With sc
Aussies Abroad: Maclaren’s 10-man Hibs secure draw in SPL
It was a frustrating night for Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren as his 10-man Hibernian held on for a 1-1 at St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday morning (AEDT). But the young Aussie only played 14 minutes, substituted after Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano was