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
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.
World Cup Qualifiers for 2018
Milligan: Belief high ahead of battle with France
A bullish Mark Milligan says the Socceroos intensive pre-FIFA World Cup™ build-up and the experience of coach Bert van Marwijk has the team believing they can deal with anything in Russia. Australia opens their FIFA World Cup™ campaign against European powerhouses France on Sa
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
28 days to go: Mark Milligan's FIFA World Cup story
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is fast approaching and as part of our countdown to the tournament, we are profiling every Australian player who's been to a FIFA World Cup. Today we continue the countdown with Mark Milligan, one of Australia’s most consistent players over th
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
A history of Australia's World Cup bolters
Everyone loves a World Cup bolter. With 100 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, and after Bert van Marwijk revealed his preliminary Caltex Socceroos squad for the March friendlies, we look back on the names no-one expected in the last three Australian World Cup sides. FULL
Transfer centre: Caltex Socceroos on the move
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia fast approaching, a number of Caltex Socceroos hopefuls have moved clubs in recent weeks to boost their chances of selection. And with new Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk certain to be closely monitoring a host of overseas Aussies from hi
Saudi club confirm signing of Caltex Socceroos star
Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli have confirmed the capture of Melbourne Victory and Caltex Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan. Victory confirmed the departure of their former skipper on Sunday night, six months after he was lured back for a third stint with Kevin Muscat's men.
Milligan: Why van Marwijk is a 'very good fit' for Caltex Socceroos
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan has praised the appointment of “experienced” coach Bert van Marwijk as Australia’s head coach for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Dutch manager lead the Netherlands to the 2010 FIFA World Cup final and recently helped Saudi Arab
Milligan backing Caltex Socceroos' depth in Honduras
While admitting he’s "frustrated" to miss the first leg of the Caltex Socceroos’ World Cup play-off against Honduras, Mark Milligan remains confident Australia will secure a positive result in Central America. An accumulation of yellow cards will see the experienced midfielder
Caltex Socceroos: 3 key men in Melaka
The Caltex Socceroos enter make-or-break territory with their play off World Cup qualifier first leg against Syria this Thursday night. Now is a time for cool heads and a composed approach to a tricky opponent in humid, potentially rainy, conditions on a heavy surface the Hang