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.
World Cup 2018
Aussies Abroad: Heartbreak for Mooy, Leckie as Milligan extends winning run with Hibs
A couple of Caltex Socceroos were involved in thrillers overnight while there was a midfield battle between two Aussies in the Championship. Read on for our full wrap of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT). Aaron Mooy played 90 minutes as his Huddersfield To
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
An enormous weekend for our Caltex Socceroos stars sees two of them do battle in the English Championship and another take part in an FA Cup quarter-final showdown. Mat Ryan's Brighton and Hove Albion face a difficult trip to Championship strugglers Millwall for a highly antic
Aussies Abroad: Mabil’s Midtjylland go equal first while Degenek continues fine form in Saudi Arabia
There were a host of Caltex Socceroos in action on Saturday morning (AEDT) as title races in Europe and Asia entered the crucial final stage. Mark Milligan again played the full 90 at the heart of midfield as Hibernian welcomed second-placed Rangers to Easter Road. AUSTRALI
Aussies Abroad: Ryan triumphs in Aussie derby while Langerak extends Nagoya’s fine start
It was a Caltex Socceroos derby of sorts on Sunday morning (AEDT) as Mat Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion clashed with Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town. There was a lot on the line with the Terriers desperate to claw their way back from the bottom while the hosts sought simply to
Aussies Abroad: Milligan triumphs in battle of the Aussies, Jeggo suffers defeat in Austria
There were two Caltex Socceroos in action across Europe on Saturday morning (AEDT) as Mark Milligan and Jimmy Jeggo stepped out for Hibernian and Austria Vienna respectively.... Milligan played the full 90 in Scotland as Hibs overcame Dundee in a 4-2 thriller at Dens Park. AUS
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Defeats for Mooy and Ryan but Milligan tastes success
Caltex Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan both tasted defeat in the English Premier League on Sunday morning (AEDT). Mark Milligan had a better outing, though, as Hibernian booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. And Massimo Luongo was involved in
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic, Ryan and Mooy enjoy mixed fortunes in Europe
Sunday morning’s (AEDT) English Premier League games brought mixed fortunes for Caltex Socceroos pair Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy, while in Belgium Danny Vukovic’s Genk consolidated their place at the top of the ladder. Goalkeeper Ryan enjoyed a quiet afternoon’s work as his Brig
Milligan: Leckie’s return adds new dimension to Socceroos
Skipper Mark Milligan believes the return of Mat Leckie has brought another dimension to the Socceroos as they head into their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Quarter Final against UAE. Leckie missed the group stage of the tournament due to a hamstring injury, but came off the bench i
Milligan: Mentality essential to Socceroos success
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan has commended the proactive and composed approach which set the platform for Friday’s surgical 3-0 win over Palestine. Jamie Maclaren and Awer Mabil struck inside the opening 20 minutes at Rashid Stadium before Apostolos Giannou iced a result th
Jordan loss will be a 'distant memory' after Palestine clash, says Milligan
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan said his side are “very keen” to produce an emphatic response against Palestine at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ on Friday evening (AEDT). Australia were beaten 1-0 by Jordan in their first match of the tournament but Milligan is confident a big p
Milligan: Jordan defeat won’t derail Socceroos’ AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ campaign
Skipper Mark Milligan is confident the Socceroos will bounce back quickly from Sunday night’s 1-0 loss to Jordan in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ opener in Al Ain. In a match Australia dominated for long periods, a first-half header from Jordan’s Anas Bani Yaseen proved th