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: 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
Who moved where? Caltex Socceroos transfer update
There have been 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
Aussies Abroad: Ryan and Mooy make magical start to life under Potter at Brighton
Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy's Brighton and Hove Albion made a dream start to the new Premier League season with an emphatic 3-0 victory against Watford. Javi Gracia's Hornets finished 14 points and six places ahead of the Seagulls in the 2018/19 campaign but the home side were no
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury starts as PSV share points with FC Twente
Trent Sainsbury was drafted into the starting line up as PSV Eindhoven were held to a 1-1 draw in their Dutch Eredivisie opener at FC Twente. Following PSV's UEFA Champions League exit in midweek, head coach ? and former Caltex Socceroos assistant coach ? Mark van Bommel made
Mark Milligan joins Southend United
Caltex Socceroos captain Mark Milligan has signed for League One club Southend United. Milligan, 33, has inked a one-year deal at Roots Hall following his departure from Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian in May. There is also an additional option for a further year on M
‘That sums up their passion’: Caltex Socceroos skipper witnesses awesome Matildas moment
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan and coach Graham Arnold were among the ecstatic Australian support watching the Matildas' stunning comeback victory over Brazil on Friday morning (AEST). The Matildas recorded one of the most remarkable results in FIFA Women's World Cup history
Aussies Abroad: Hibernian's fond farewell for Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan's time with Edinburgh giants Hibernian came to an end with a 2-1 defeat by Aberdeen overnight in the Scottish Premiership.... Hibernian confirmed on Saturday that Milligan, 33, would be departing Easter Road following the end of his contract. The Australian skipp
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Caltex Socceroos stalwarts Mark Milligan and Tom Rogic will wrap up their seasons in the Scottish Premiership this weekend, as the 2018/19 campaign across Europe and beyond draws towards its close.�... Meanwhile, Mathew Leckie and Robbie Kruse fly the flag in Germany, and Andrew
Aussies Abroad: Degenek's Al-Hilal take Saudi title race to the wire
Milos Degenek's Al-Hilal kept the pressure applied on title rivals Al-Nassr to ensure the Saudi Pro League will be decided on the final day of the season. The champions of Saudi Arabia will be crowned on Friday May 17 after the top two contenders both recorded victories this w
Aussies Abroad: Milligan and Hibs go 10 unbeaten, Langerak's worldie save takes Nagoya second
A late equaliser from Uche Ikpeazu robbed Caltex Socceroo Mark Milligan of Edinburgh-derby bragging rights as Sunday night's (AEST) Scottish Premiership fixture between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian ended 1-1. Hibernian striker Marc McNulty missed a penalty, but the domina