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.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Aussies Abroad: Luongo goal delivers another win for Sheffield Wednesday
Massimo Luongo has proved to be Sheffield Wednesday's hero again, scoring the only goal as his side beat Stoke City 1-0 in the Championship on Wednesday morning. The Caltex Socceroos midfielder got on the end of Stephen Fletcher's flick on, capitalising on a defensive error be
Aussies Abroad: Luongo recovers to play 90 minutes, Milligan returns to action
Massimo Luongo played through 90 minutes as Sheffield Wednesday were denied three Championship points by a late Cardiff City goal in a 1-1 draw. Luongo was handed by second start by Wednesday boss Garry Monk having been rested by Caltex Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold for t
Dimitri Petratos replaces Massimo Luongo in Socceroos’ squad
Football Federation Australia has advised that Newcastle Jet Dimitri Petratos has replaced Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo in the Caltex Socceroos' squad for the forthcoming FIFA window. Luongo played in England overnight however has been managing a minor knee is
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Massimo Luongo marked his first start for Sheffield Wednesday by hitting the winning goal in a 1-0 Championship triumph against Wigan Athletic. The Caltex Socceroos midfielder tucked away Adam Reach's cut-back from the edge of the Latics area to break the deadlock in the 57th
Aussies Abroad: Degenek’s Red Star march on, Ryan voted star man as Brighton fall to Chelsea
Milos Degenek's fairytale season continues at Red Star Belgrade, while Mat Ryan was voted Brighton fans' man of the match in the 2-0 loss against Chelsea. Aaron Mooy made his first Brighton & Hove Albion start last week and the Caltex Socceroos playmaker was called upon again
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There were 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 it,
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Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury made his Israeli Premier League debut as Maccabi and Hapoel shared the points in the Haifa derby. Sainsbury signed for Maccabi Haifa from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Friday and was thrust into the action against city rivals Hapoel in t
Where to watch your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend
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Aussies Abroad: Borrello fires as Freiburg keep up hot Bundesliga start, Souttar awarded star man honours
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When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy have the Seagulls flying in the Premier League. This weekend, Brighton and Hove Albion's Australian duo will aim to continue the club's great start to the season in a home clash against early strugglers Southampton. New Seagulls head coach Graham Pot
Aussies Abroad: Luongo and Wednesday go top of the Championship as Irvine captains Hull
Massimo Luongo has entered Hillsborough, and the Owls are flying high in the EFL Championship. Luongo was deployed as a late substitute by manager Lee Bulleen as a 54th minute goal from Kadeem Harris handed Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 win over Luton Town this morning. MORE: B
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