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
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