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
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Progress report: Mark Milligan
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Aussies Abroad: Behich, Milligan make debuts, Irvine strikes for Hull
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FIFA World Cup reignited Milligan's burning European ambition
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Arnold impressed with intensity in Caltex Socceroos training camp
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Maclaren happy to have Milligan on Hibs adventure
Jamie Maclaren says Caltex Socceroos veteran Mark Milligan is a ‘fantastic addition’ for Hibernian. Milligan signed for the Edinburgh club in August and will now rub shoulders with his Australian colleague in the Scottish Premiership. READ: Aussie boys taking Scotland by st
Caltex Socceroos veteran unites with Maclaren at Hibernian
Hibernian have signed Caltex Socceroos veteran Mark Milligan on a two-year deal, subject to securing a work permit. The 33-year-old was most recently on the books of Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia and will now link up with national team colleague Jamie Maclaren at the Scottish outfit
Caltex Socceroos' veteran released by Al-Ahli
Caltex Socceroos' veteran Mark Milligan has been released by Al-Ahli following a statement released by the Saudi Arabian giants. READ: Degenek reunited with boyhood club READ: Caltex Socceroos keeper joins Championship club READ: Mooy claims PFA award as Australia's best
The touching moment that sums up the beauty of the FIFA World Cup™
In three bruising, battling performances against France, Denmark and Peru, Mark Milligan has epitomised the defensive hard-man for the Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Milligan has starred at the heart of defence throughout Australia's Group C campaign alongside central
Milligan backs France to do their bit for Socceroos
Mark Milligan remains confident the Socceroos can progress to the knockout phase at the FIFA World Cup™, backing France to help Australia’s cause by beating Denmark. The Socceroos head into the final match against Peru (Wednesday morning AEST live on SBS and Optus Sport) with
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