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.
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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
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
Championship wrap: huge wins for Luongo, Wright
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has put in a man-of-the-match display as QPR upset the league-leaders in the English Championship, while Bailey Wright?s Bristol City boosted their promotion hopes. Luongo got through another brilliant 90 minutes in QPR?s midfielder a
Luongo's QPR stun Wolves in the Championship
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has helped Queens Park Rangers to a stunning upset in the English Championship overnight. Luongo got through a full 90 minutes as Rangers upset second-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Loftus Road. The Aussie played a crucial role
In-form Luongo prepares for ‘nerve-wracking’ playoff
Caltex Socceroo Massimo Luongo has arrived in Malaysia on a high after an eye-catching season with QPR though he?s described being part of World Cup playoff as ?nerve-wracking?. The in-form Championship midfielder has featured in playoffs at club level before with former club
Caltex Socceroos English Championship update
As Ange Postecoglou prepares to name his side for the upcoming make-or-break World Cup qualifiers against Syria, a trio of Caltex Socceroos were in English Championship action this morning. But a key man in Ange's plans sat out his side's latest victory. IT'S ALL WRIGHT FOR