Midfielder Mark Milligan
- Height 178cm
- Weight 78kg
- D.O.B. 4/8/85
- Born Sydney
Previous clubs: Northern Spirit, Blacktown City, Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets, Shanghai Shenhua, JEF United Chiba, Melbourne Victory, Baniyas SC, Al-Ahli
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 494
Debut: 07/06/2006 v Liechtenstein
Along with Tim Cahill, Milligan is in line to be one of two Australians to have featured in four FIFA World Cup squads.
He won his first selection in 2006 after standing out for Sydney FC in the inaugural season of the Hyundai A-League and followed a mature 2007 AFC Asian Cup campaign with stints at Newcastle Jets, Shanghai Shenhua and JEF United Chiba.
Milligan's was well-travelled by the time of his move to Melbourne Victory in January 2012 and put the experience to good use in a three and a half season spell that culminated in Grand Final glory and the Joe Marston Medal in 2015.
The adaptable, mobile midfielder had a second stint with Victory after more than 40 appearances at Baniyas, but left again for Saudia Arabian side Ah-Ahli in January.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Unused in both 2006 and 2010, Milligan - an occasional national team captain - received his first FIFA World Cup minutes in 2014, playing the full match against Chile.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Named on the bench in the PFA's Hyundai A-League Team of the Decade for 2005-2015, Milligan's combined nine seasons with Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory rank him among the greats of the competition.
Did you know?
Milligan represented Australia at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship where he initially came to the attention of Guus Huddink.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Aussies Abroad: Luongo recovers to play 90 minutes, Milligan returns to action
Massimo Luongo played through 90 minutes as Sheffield Wednesday were denied three Championship points by a late Cardiff City goal in a 1-1 draw. Luongo was handed by second start by Wednesday boss Garry Monk having been rested by Caltex Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold for t
Milligan reveals Arnold convinced him about Caltex Socceroos future
Caltex Socceroos veteran Mark Milligan credits coach Graham Arnold for encouraging him to extend his international career into FIFA World Cup 2022? qualifying. The 34-year-old admits he considered hanging up the boots for Australia following the FIFA World Cup 2018 and the AFC
Milligan hails Caltex Socceroos’ execution of Arnold’s game plan
Captain Mark Milligan was impressed with the way the Caltex Socceroos put their training ground plan into practise during the 5-0 FIFA World Cup? qualifying rout of Nepal. Milligan returned to international action for the first time since the AFC Asian Cup 2019 to lead out th
Meulensteen’s match-day insights ahead of Caltex Socceroos v Nepal
Assistant coach Rene Meulensteen says the Caltex Socceroos have an 'obligation to entertain' the Canberra fans in tonight's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nepal. In an exclusive match-day interview with socceroos.com.au, Graham Arnold's right-hand man also opened up on
Aussies Abroad: Luongo's first Sheffield Wednesday goal proves decisive
Massimo Luongo marked his first start for Sheffield Wednesday by hitting the winning goal in a 1-0 Championship triumph against Wigan Athletic. The Caltex Socceroos midfielder tucked away Adam Reach's cut-back from the edge of the Latics area to break the deadlock in the 57th
Aussies Abroad: Degenek’s Red Star march on, Ryan voted star man as Brighton fall to Chelsea
Milos Degenek's fairytale season continues at Red Star Belgrade, while Mat Ryan was voted Brighton fans' man of the match in the 2-0 loss against Chelsea. Aaron Mooy made his first Brighton & Hove Albion start last week and the Caltex Socceroos playmaker was called upon again
Thomas Deng replaces Mark Milligan in Caltex Socceroos’ squad
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that Caltex Socceroos captain Mark Milligan has been ruled out of tomorrow's (local time) FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022? qualification match against Kuwait with a minor leg injury. Milligan has returned to his club, Southend Uni
Who moved where? Caltex Socceroos transfer update
There were plenty of Caltex Socceroos on the move in the transfer window. While some of our green and gold stars have made short hops across Europe, others switched continents - and two will be calling Australia home again having returned Down Under. In case you missed it,
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury makes derby debut in Israel
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury made his Israeli Premier League debut as Maccabi and Hapoel shared the points in the Haifa derby. Sainsbury signed for Maccabi Haifa from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Friday and was thrust into the action against city rivals Hapoel in t
Where to watch your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend
Caltex Socceroos number one Mat Ryan can expect a busy day when Brighton & Hove Albion face Premier League champions Manchester City at midnight on Sunday AEST. Ryan and international teammate, Aaron Mooy, venture north to play against Pep Guardiola's superstars, who lead the
Aussies Abroad: Borrello fires as Freiburg keep up hot Bundesliga start, Souttar awarded star man honours
Brandon Borrello's Freiburg SC continued their impressive start to the German Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win at newly-promoted Paderborn. The 24-year-old from Adelaide earned his first Caltex Socceroos cap in the June 2019 friendly against Korea Republic and has since broken
Aussies Abroad: Mooy makes Brighton bow as Ryan helps secure draw with West Ham
Aaron Mooy made his Brighton & Hove Albion debut as Mat Ryan's late heroics earned the Seagulls a share of the points against West Ham United. Javier Hernandez put the Hammers ahead on 61 minutes but Leandro Trossard's struck four minutes later to restore parity in the Premier