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: an injury return and a score draw
A return for an Aussie speedster in Germany and points shared in England. There were two key Caltex Socceroos in action overnight – how’d they do? JOEYS: U17 World Cup in sight CAHILL: My favourite ANZ Stadium moment GERMANY Mat Leckie made his first appearance of
Aussies Abroad: Hibs romp home and a defeat in England
There were Aussies aplenty in action around the world last night, with mixed results here and clean sheets there. Here's our wrap of all the overnight action! MORE AUSSIES ABROAD: Rogic and Vukovic win in Europe MORE AUSSIES ABROAD: Degenek denies Napoli England: a di
11 Caltex Socceroos on Arnie's radar
Surprise selections, forced absentees, experienced heads and young prospects – Graham Arnold covered a variety of talking points during his 15-minute squad announcement press conference yesterday. ...RMED: Caltex Socceroos lock-in clash with Lebanon READ: How to get ticke
Aussies Abroad: Maclaren to the rescue, Mooy's Terriers off the mark
Jamie Maclaren came off the bench to net a late equaliser as Hibernian salvaged a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League. Hibs dominated throughout but fell behind to Tommy Hoban’s goal on the stroke of half-time.
Bundesliga preview: Hertha's Leckie back for more, new Aussie arrives
Mathew Leckie has some company in the Bundesliga. One of Australia’s most impressive performers at the FIFA World Cup™ has been joined in Germany’s top flight by a possible future Caltex Socceroos team-mate. Leckie is looking to make a blistering start in his second season
Leckie scores twice in Hertha’s big pre-season win
Caltex Socceroos winger Mathew Leckie is warming up nicely for the new Bundesliga season, scoring a brace for Hertha Berlin in the club’s latest pre-season friendly on Tuesday morning (AEST). Leckie struck twice in the first half as the Bundesliga side beat Austrian second div
Caltex Socceroos pair among quickest at FIFA World Cup™
The Caltex Socceroos may have exited the FIFA World Cup™ in the group stage but a couple of players made a big impact at the tournament with their speed. Wingers Mathew Leckie and Robbie Kruse came in equal 13th of fastest players in Russia. RUSSIA WATCH: England's "major a
Leckie: Socceroos have proved the doubters wrong
Mathew Leckie believes the Socceroos have proved the critics wrong at the FIFA World Cup™ but now wants to turn positive performances into points in their crucial clash against Peru. As the lowest-ranked nation in Group C, Australia was expected to struggle at the tournament a
‘The best performance by a winger at the FIFA World Cup™ so far’
He might play in the Bundesliga and be one of the more experienced players in the Socceroos squad but Mathew Leckie’s performance in the draw with Denmark was a real coming-of-age for the winger. While the official FIFA man-of-the-match was Christian Eriksen, the 27-year-old f
Created in the Hyundai A-League: History made in Russia
When Australia took to the Kazan Arena against France on Saturday, it represented a watershed moment for the Hyundai A-League. For the first time ever, all 11 players who started Australia's first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ had come through the domestic club competition
van Marwijk: Key to France victory is being 'very well-organised'
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk says the key to victory over France is to be ‘very well-organised’ ahead of his side’s FIFA World Cup opener tomorrow night (AEST). Up against one of the favourites for the competition, van Marwijk was coy on his side’s chances against Les Bleu
Caltex Socceroos squad: Attackers
Bert van Marwijk has settled on his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the attacking options sure to excite Caltex Socceroos fans. The seven players to have made the cut for Russia offer a good mix of speed, power, flair and – most importantly – goals, Here’s a