Midfielder Massimo Luongo
- Height 176cm
- Weight 66kg
- D.O.B. 25/9/92
- Born Sydney
Club: Queens Park Rangers
Previous clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town (loan), Swindon Town
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 571
Debut: 05/03/2014 v Ecuador
Luongo will be pushing for a starting sport in Russia following a career-best season that earned him the club's Player of the Year award.
He signed with the Championship side in 2015 following a strong apprenticeship with Tottenham and Swindon Town, impressing Ange Postecoglou enough at the latter for a place among the 23 that headed to Brazil four years ago.
The Sydney talent used that experience to star at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and three years on he looks ready to impress at another major event.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Buoyed by his trip to Brazil, Luongo was sensational on home soil the following January: scoring the opener in the AFC Asian Cup Final and defying all expectations to win the Most Valuable Player award.
Did you know?
Luongo is of mixed heritage, coming from an Italian father and Indonesian mother.
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: Heartbreaking loss for Luongo in Championship as Nabbout counts lucky Diamonds in stalemate
A strapping performance from Massimo Luongo was unable to prevent Queens Park Rangers from suffering a disheartening 2-1 loss to Rotherham United in the English Championship. A late Semi Ajayi double for relegation-threatened Rotherham - the second goal coming in second-half s
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: Mooy the hero as Huddersfield clinch vital Premier League win
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has inspired Huddersfield Town to a crucial win over Wolverhampton Wanderers to breath life into their Premier League survival hopes. Mooy started on the bench at the John Smith’s Stadium but came on with 13 minutes left with the scores l
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
Aussies Abroad: Missed opportunity for Luongo, Irvine in the Championship
It was a night of frustration for a couple of promotion-chasing Caltex Socceroos in the English Championship on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Massimo Luongo’s Queens Park Rangers travelled to Bristol City and looked on course for a crucial win as Matt Smith’s goal had them leading
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: Luongo inspires QPR to vital FA Cup win
Massimo Luongo has helped Queens Park Rangers move into the next round of England’s FA Cup after a 2-0 win over Portsmouth in a Fourth-Round replay on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Luongo played a full match as QPR had too much class for their League One opponents, scoring twice i
Aussies Abroad: Irvine bags a brace as Ryan denies Arsenal
Jackson Irvine will head to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ full of confidence after netting a double in Hull City’s 2-1 Championship win over Preston North End on Thursday morning (AEDT). Hull extended their unbeaten run to six matches with the triumph at Deepdale, set up by Irvi
Aussies Abroad: Rogic returns in Celtic win as Irvine’s Hull win a thriller
Tom Rogic made a full return to Celtic’s first team on Sunday morning (AEDT) in a pleasing sign for Graham Arnold with the AFC Asian Cup 2019 quickly approaching. Rogic got through 90 minutes in the heart of midfield after missing Celtic’s last two fixtures due to the manageme
Aussies Abroad: Luongo, Irvine help sides to important Championship wins
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine both braved atrocious English weather to help steer their sides to Championship victories on Sunday morning (AEDT). And in warmer temperatures, Matt Jurman’s Al Ittihad broke through for their first win of the Saudi Arabia Pro League season at