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
Socceroos spotlight: Luongo leads league in Mooy-esque stat
With less than four months until the Caltex Socceroos’ World Cup campaign begins, here’s a snapshot of the latest news on some of Australia’s key players. LUONGO LEADS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TACKLES Aaron Mooy has earned a reputation for his tackling prowess in the Premier League
Championship wrap: Luongo scores, wins for Cahill, Jedinak
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo found the target but couldn’t prevent QPR from falling to a heavy loss in the English Championship overnight. The Aussie scored his side’s first goal in a 5-2 loss at home to Nottingham Forrest. With his side trailing 3-0, Luongo r
Championship wrap: Luongo wins, Cahill in action
It was a mixed night for a trio of Caltex Socceroos in the English Championship with Massimo Luongo, Mile Jedinak and Tim Cahill all in action. Luongo started for QPR and played the full 90 minutes as the Hoops secured a hard-fought 2-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers. Seco
Wright prevails in all-Caltex Socceroos clash in Championship
Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has led Bristol City to a crucial win over Massimo Luongo’s QPR in the English Championship on Sunday morning (AEDT). In a crucial result for City, both Aussies played the full 90 minutes but it was the promotion-chasing Robins that had
Luongo scores in QPR’s vital Championship win
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has found the net to seal QPR’s crucial 3-1 win over Burton Albion in the Championship on Sunday morning (AEDT). Luongo, who got through another full shift for Rangers, scored the final goal three minutes from time to seal a valuable
Millwall defender wins clash of the Caltex Socceroos
James Meredith came out on top in the battle of the Caltex Socceroos as Millwall defeated Massimo Luongo’s QPR in the English Championship on Saturday morning. In a pulsating London derby, Meredith’s Millwall prevailed 1-0 at The Den thanks to Steve Morison’s 55th minute winne
Championship stats comparison: Massimo Luongo v Bailey Wright
Caltex Socceroos duo Bailey Wright and Massimo Luongo will set aside their national team bond when Bristol City visit QPR in the Championship early Sunday morning (AEDT). Wright will be on a high from his side's sensational EFL Cup upset of Manchester United, while Luongo is l
Aussies abroad: Wright wins again, Jedinak returns for Villa
Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has led Bristol City to another win in the Championship, but it was an unhappy return from injury for Mile Jedinak. Wright, the Bristol City skipper, helped guide his side to a fourth-straight win in the Championship, this time a 2-1 vic
Aussies Abroad: Irvine finds the net in the Championship
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine has scored what turned out to be the winning goal for Hull City in a crucial victory for the Tigers in the Championship overnight. Hull prevailed 3-2 over Brentford, with all five goals coming in the second half. Despite going behi
Championship wrap: tough night for Caltex Socceroos midfielders
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine both got valuable minutes under their belt in England’s Championship overnight but were on the end of heavy defeats for their respective clubs. QPR’s excellent recent run of results came to a shuddering halt at the hands of Nottingham Forest,
Luongo: QPR captaincy helping lift my game
Ahead of Australia’s winner-takes-all Intercontinental Play-off against Honduras, midfielder Massimo Luongo’s sensational run of form for QPR in the Championship will be pleasing to coach Ange Postecoglou. And the Caltex Socceroos midfielder says becoming QPR’s skipper has bee