Defender Josh Risdon
- Height 167cm
- Weight 70kg
- D.O.B. 27/7/92
- Born Bunbury
Club: Western Sydney Wanderers
Previous clubs: Perth Glory
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 582
Debut: 17/11/2015 v Bangladesh
Risdon made his Hyundai A-league debut in November 2010 and by the 2011/12 Season had established himself as a regular starter for Perth Glory, making 24 appearances and being named Most Glorious Player.
He played seven seasons in total for Perth - being selected Hyundai A-League Team of the Season for 2015/16 - before settling on a change of scenery at Western Sydney Wanderers.
While team success is yet to eventuate, the 25-year-old has enjoyed a more regular berth in the national team.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Australia's victories over Syria and Honduras in the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-offs came with no shortage of assistance from Risdon, who played 90 minutes in each of the away legs.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Risdon has made over 150 appearances in Australia's top-flight career spanning eight seasons.
Did you know?
The Wanderers full-back was forced to postpone his honeymoon after the Caltex Socceroos' training camp in Turkey was scheduled immediately after his wedding.
World Cup 2018
Camp in quotes: Attack-minded sessions have Caltex Socceroos raring to go
Attack has been the focus of the latest Caltex Socceroos camp and, as a result, the mood among the players is one of excitement and anticipation. The excitement comes from not just the latest camp, in the United Arab Emirates ahead of Tuesday morning’s (AEDT) showdown with Kuw
No stone unturned as Caltex Socceroos get ready for Kuwait clash
The Caltex Socceroos have held their first training session in Dubai as the squad starts the build-up towards next week’s friendly against Kuwait. Defender Josh Risdon was one of the first players to arrive in the UAE as the players immediately got to work under Graham Arnold
‘I learnt that I can mix myself with the best’: how FIFA World Cup transformed Josh Risdon
JoshRisdon was watching on at home when the Caltex Socceroos won the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Three years on, he was one of Australia's brightest performers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Risdon cut his teeth against the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Christian Eriksen in Russia a
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
Risdon: ‘It’s been a big six weeks … I’m loving every minute’
Caltex Socceroos defender Josh Risdon is having the time of his life. Living every footballer’s dream – set represent his country at the FIFA World Cup™, the Western Sydney Wanderers right back is also set to take on some of world football’s best attacking talents. Australi
What Bert Said: Caltex Socceroos boss on bolters, unheralded inclusions
Caltex Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk hinted at Daniel Arzani's "something extra" as the reason for picking Australia's youngest ever FIFA World Cup squad member. Arzani, 19, could yet be the youngest player at the entire tournament after Van Marwijk named him in a final 23-m
Risdon: Everyone is desperate to impress in friendly
Caltex Socceroos right back Josh Risdon has declared everyone is desperate to impress coach Bert van Marwijk before the 27-man squad gets cut to 23 on Sunday. With just one lead up game before four players learn their fate – against the Czech Republic on Friday night, 9pm AEST
Risdon looking forward to France test
Facing one of the favourites for the FIFA World Cup in the opening game of the tournament is a monumental task which some might shy away from. Australia's first opponents France boast some of the world’s undisputed superstars, including the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Greizma
Why one Caltex Socceroos star will be late to Turkey
There are 19 Caltex Socceroos already in camp, with seven more to join them as Bert van Marwijk and his staff undertook their first training session in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday AEST. With Hyundai A-League stars Daniel Arzani, Joshua Brillante, Dimitri Petratos and James Trois
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
World Cup dream closer to reality for Caltex Socceroo Risdon
Proudly wearing the new strip the Caltex Socceroos will wear at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in June is starting to make things feel more real for defender Josh Risdon. The 25-year-old was one of the first players to try the new kit on at the official launch in Marrickville on Thur