Forward Mathew Leckie
- Height 181cm
- Weight 82kg
- D.O.B. 4/2/91
- Born Melbourne
Club: Hertha Berlin
Previous clubs: Bulleen Lions, Adelaide United, Borussia Monchengladbach, FSV Frankfurt, FC Ingolstadt 04
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 550
Debut: 14/11/2012 v South Korea
One of the first names on the team sheet, Leckie's incredible pace and engine - allied to a strong season at club level - have him shaping nicely to be a vital ingredient in the Caltex Socceroos' upcoming campaign.
He has carved out a respected reputation in Germany following his move from Adelaide United to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2011.
The Victorian later turned out for FSV Frankfurt and, after suffering relegation with Ingolstadt, secured a stay in the Bundesliga by joining Hertha BSC, where he has scored five league goals in his debut season.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
Leckie was one of the shining lights of the 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with his pace down the right wing causing opposition defences significant trouble.
He was equally effective at the AFC Asian Cup the following year and could yet have his best moments in a green and gold shirt to come in Russia.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Leckie set tongues wagging with two electrifying seasons for Adelaide United at the outset of his professional career
Did you know?
Leckie did not start playing football until he was 11. He had grown up thinking of a future in the AFL.
World Cup 2018
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic, Ryan and Mooy enjoy mixed fortunes in Europe
Sunday morning’s (AEDT) English Premier League games brought mixed fortunes for Caltex Socceroos pair Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy, while in Belgium Danny Vukovic’s Genk consolidated their place at the top of the ladder. Goalkeeper Ryan enjoyed a quiet afternoon’s work as his Brig
‘We’ve got a good vibe going’: Leckie buzzing ahead of Socceroos’ date with UAE
A “fresh” Mat Leckie says the Socceroos’ gripping penalty shootout win has bought the tight-knit squad even closer together ahead of Saturday’s (AEDT) AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Quarter Final against the United Arab Emirates. Graham Arnold’s side booked their spot in the last eig
Milligan: Leckie’s return adds new dimension to Socceroos
Skipper Mark Milligan believes the return of Mat Leckie has brought another dimension to the Socceroos as they head into their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Quarter Final against UAE. Leckie missed the group stage of the tournament due to a hamstring injury, but came off the bench i
Leckie: I’ve ‘never hit a penalty that good’
Socceroos forward Mathew Leckie explained the penalty he scored to secure Australia’s 4-2 shootout win over Uzbekistan may have been the best of his life. Graham Arnold’s side dominated proceedings during their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Round of 16 clash, but were denied on sev
GALLERY: Ryan and Leckie the heroes for Socceroos against Uzbekistan
What a night - the Socceroos have progressed to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup™ for a fourth straight time after beating Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties (0-0 AET). Mat Ryan pulled off two incredible saves during the penalty shootout, while Mat Leckie marked his return to
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: Leckie on target in Hertha's Bundesliga draw
Mathew Leckie was on the scoresheet in Hertha Berlin’s 2-2 draw with Augsburg in this morning’s Bundesliga clash. The 27-year-old finished off a rapid counter attack from Hertha in the first half to level the scores at 1-1. Leckie’s strike is his second in five Bundesliga m
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
Aussies Abroad: Rogic helps Celtic to big win, Mooy suffers late loss
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic provided an assist as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock 5-1 to leapfrog their opponents and move to the top of the Scottish Premiership table. But Huddersfield Town suffered a heartbreaking defeat, with Arsenal needing a late moment of magic to do
Where are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Australia’s quartet of English-based Caltex Socceroos all hit the road in another busy weekend of domestic football action. Andrew Nabbout could feature in a Cup final, too, with his Urawa Red Diamonds side set to face off in the Emperor's Cup decider on Sunday evening in Japa
Aussies Abroad: Ryan gets bragging rights over Mooy, Langerak's dramatic day
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Maty Ryan took the points in a much-anticipated showdown with compatriot Aaron Mooy in the English Premier League on Sunday morning (AEDT). There was another all-Australian battle in the Championship, too, with Jackson Irvine’s Hull City claiming a