Forward Jamie Maclaren
- Height 179cm
- D.O.B. 29/7/93
- Born Melbourne
Debut: 27/05/2016 v England
Socceroos cap number: 584
Major Tournaments: FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022, AFC Asian Cup 2019
Current Club: Melbourne City
Previous clubs: Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, SV Darmstadt 98, Hibernian (Loan)
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 seasons with the club, 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 mustered 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, saw him force his way into the 2018 World Cup squad but was an unused substitute in each of Australia’s group matches. At the beginning of 2019, the striker returned to Australia and linked up with Melbourne City where he scored goals at a prolific rate. His first international hat-trick arrived in October 2019 against Nepal. At 29, Maclaren made his World Cup debut in Qatar against Tunisia and would go onto appear in the subsequent matches against Denmark and Argentina.
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. In 2019, Maclaren returned to where his football journey began in Victoria, with the Socceroos striker fitting into the plans of powerhouse club Melbourne City.
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.
International Friendly 2022/2023
Hat-trick hero Maclaren eager to not rest on laurels after Bangladesh smashing
Jamie Maclaren may have been celebrating his second hat-trick in the green and gold on Thursday night, but he said the Subway Socceroos' focus has already shifted.The Melbourne City icon provided a poaching clinic under the lights of his native AAMI Park, firing home three sharp
The stats behind another special season for Socceroo Maclaren
Jamie Maclaren has won the A-League Men's golden boot for a record fourth consecutive year, bringing his total to five overall as he continues to dominate the domestic league. The Socceroo has brought a blend of ruthlessness and consistency to Melbourne City once more, as the
Jamie Maclaren breaks A-League goalscoring record
Socceroos striker, Jamie Maclaren become the first player in A-League Men history to score in nine straight matches after bagging a brace in Melbourne City's 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on Monday afternoon. The league's leading marksman, who has twelve goals to his name br
Socceroos Club Watch: McGree, Goodwin, Maclaren & Kuol score ahead of World Cup
A number of our Subway Socceroos have signed off from club duties in the best possible way with goals and assists as they prepare to jet off to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. Check out our wrap of all the club action from the weekend! ... READ MORE: SOCCEROOS SQUAD ANNO
Socceroos at Home Review: City stars knockout young Adelaide, Western United shock Victory
Melbourne City overcame an Adelaide United goal as Marco Tilio and Jamie Maclaren combined in a 2-1 victory at AAMI Park for the defending champions, while Melbourne Victory were stunned by Western United 4-1 at home. Four matches. Two victors.
Socceroos in the AFC Champions League: Preview
This weekend, Australian clubs Melbourne City and Sydney FC will kick off their 2022 AFC Champions League campaigns - with plenty of Socceroos involved! After nearly two years away, Australian clubs return to Asia's most prestigious ...on. Find out more as Asian Cham
‘We are ready’: How Maclaren feels Socceroos can overcome Japan
As the Socceroos ramp up preparations for Australia's crucial clash with Japan at Stadium Australia on Thursday night, Jamie Maclaren has given an insight into camp. In one of the biggest games the team has played since joining the Asian confederation, the Socceroos host Japa
Socceroos on the scoresheet: Magical Metcalfe, Maclaren & Mabil shine
Once again it was the City duo of Jamie Maclaren and Connor Metcalfe who drove Melbourne City to a comeback draw, while elsewhere Awer Mabil netted a worldie in Turkey. In what was a top-of-the-table clash within the Isuzu Ute A-League Mens, Western United had taken a two-go
Stat Attack: The statistics behind Maclaren's scoring streak
Goalscoring has become synonymous with the words Jamie Maclaren over the course of his career, with the Socceroo currently on track for his fourth golden boot in the A-League Men. Maclaren has continued his stellar form in Australia after netting the opening goals for the Gre
Socceroos in the A-League: Red-hot City trio steal the show
It was the City stars who shined on Friday evening as Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren and Marco Tilio all combined in Melbourne City's 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets. City claimed their first home win since the 8th of December, courtesy of Socceroos trio Jamie Maclaren, Marco Tili
Maclaren eager to work hard and bounce back in March
Following Australia's 2-2 draw with Oman, Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren explained how his side will use the positives in their quest to qualify directly for a fifth-consecutive FIFA World Cup. The Socceroos' qualifying campaign was dealt a blow after Wednesday morning's re