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
Free-scoring Luongo fires QPR to big win in Championship
In-form Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo found the net again overnight to help QPR to a thumping win in the English Championship... Luongo, man-of-the-match in Australia?s draw with Colombia last week, scored a crucial equaliser as QPR stormed to a 4-1 win at home to
Aussies Abroad: Wright helps Bristol City to crucial point
Bailey Wright remains firmly in the Championship promotion mix after Bristol City twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on Friday night (AEDT). Josh Brownhill struck in the 91st minute to cancel out Brad Potts' goal after Famara Diedhiou had earlier responded to Kie
Luongo: ‘Colombia draw shows we’ve come a long way’
Massimo Luongo believes the Caltex Socceroos got things 90% right against Colombia after the two sides played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in London on Wednesday (AEDT). Luongo was among Australia?s best at Craven Cottage, at the heart of many of the side?s best attacks and go
Analysis: Luongo shines as Caltex Socceroos' midfield leader
Aaron Mooy's injury raised alarm prior to the Caltex Socceroos' clash with Colombia, but 90 minutes later and Massimo Luongo more than accounted for his team-mate's absence. Luongo produced undoubtedly his best performance since the AFC Asian Cup as he steered Australia to a m
Championship wrap: Luongo scores in QPR’s impressive comeback
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo scored a classy goal as QPR came-from-behind to snatch a 2-2 draw against promotion candidates Fulham in the English Championship overnight. Fulham, unbeaten in their last 15 matches, led 2-0 heading into first-half stoppage-time befo
Championship wrap: Irvine stars in Hull City’s big win
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine has continued his excellent form in the English Championship, setting up a goal in Hull City?s demolition of Ipswich Town on Wednesday morning (AEDT). Irvine provided the assist for the opening on 18 minutes, finding Markus Henriksen
Aussies Abroad: Luongo saves QPR in 87th minute
With a full round of Championship action played in the UK this morning, several Australian World Cup hopefuls were in action. Here?s your wrap of how they fared? MASS RESCUES A POINT FOR RANGERS Massimo Luongo was QPR?s hero, powering home an 87th-minute equaliser to ear
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