Defender Matthew Jurman
- Height 190cm
- Weight 85kg
- D.O.B. 8/12/89
- Born Wollongong
Club: Al-Ittihad Club
Previous clubs: Sydney Olympic, Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar, Suwon Bluewings
Caltex Socceroos cap number: 591
Debut: 05/10/2017 v Syria
In just over six months Jurman has gone from highly-regarded K-League defender to potential FIFA World Cup starter.
His move to Korea was made by possible three and a half solid seasons with Sydney FC, having previously struggled to break through at the Sky Blues.
The left-sided stopper's desire for first-team football led him to Brisbane Roar, with whom he won a championship in his maiden season.
Best Caltex Socceroos moment:
A late-comer to the Caltex Socceroos, Jurman debuted in October 2017 and impressed with his performances in the crunch in qualifying matches against Syria and Honduras.
Hyundai A-League connection:
Jurman racked up 130 appearances across 10 seasons in the Hyundai A-League and formed part of two Grand Final-winning squads.
Did you know?
The Wollongong junior took out the fan-voted K-League Newcomer of the Year award for his 2017 season.
World Cup 2018
Aussies Abroad: Rogic stars in clash of Caltex Socceroos, Ryan and Mabil impress
‘It’s amazing to see how big the fan base is’: Jurman opens up on his Saudi adventure
It hasn’t taken long for Matt Jurman to grasp the enormity of the challenge and expectation at new club Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. Jurman joined the Tigers soon after the Caltex Socceroos’ campaign at the FIFA World Cup came to an end, making the move from K-League side Suwon
Caltex Socceroos defender seals move to Saudi Arabia
Caltex Socceroos defender Matt Jurman has left South Korea to link up with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, the club confirmed on Monday. Jurman joins the Jeddah-based club – who have won the AFC Champions League twice – from K-League outfit Suwon Bluewings. READ: Croatia
Caltex Socceroos squad: Defenders
Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his 23-man squad which will head to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and he’s gone with seven defensive options. Mark Milligan’s shift from midfield to defence means he’s likely to compete with Trent Sainsbury and Matthew Jurman for the two ce
Jurman not about to let FIFA World Cup dream slip
As the frustration of missing the start of the season in Korea started to get to Matthew Jurman, there was one thing at the front of his thoughts to help get him through the rehab. The Caltex Socceroos defender underwent minor knee surgery at the start of 2018 which kept him s
Aussies Abroad: Degenek scores, Jurman's Champions League progression
Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek has struck a crucial goal for his club Yokohama F Marinos to help them progress to the next round of the J.League Cup. Degenek, who started for the Ange Postecoglou-coached side started the game against J2 League outfit Albirex Niigata,
Squad Status: 975min puzzle falling into place for Aussie defence
Bert van Marwijk has confirmed his extended 26-man Caltex Socceroos squad that will head to Turkey for a pre-FIFA World Cup training camp and he’s included nine defensive options. With Matthew Jurman and Trent Sainsbury finally back to full fitness, albeit having played just 9
Aussies Abroad: Jurman’s timely return in Korea
In a major boost for the Caltex Socceroos less than two months out from the FIFA World Cup, defender Matt Jurman has made his return to action in the K-League. Injury has kept Jurman side-lined from club action for almost six months but he returned on Wednesday night as his Su
Jurman relishing chance to face his football idols
They are some of his footballing idols and Caltex Socceroos defender Matt Jurman says he’d love the chance to try and stop France’s superstars at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Australia will open their Group C campaign against a star-studded French outfit, currently ra
France clash crucial for Caltex Socceroos: Jurman
Caltex Socceroos defender Matt Jurman believes a positive start against France will be crucial to Australia’s chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Australia will face France, Denmark and Peru at next year’s tournament after the dr
Jurman stunned by 'crazy' Caltex Socceroos rise
Caltex Socceroos defender Matt Jurman admits even he's surprised by his rapid rise from spectator to potential FIFA World Cup starter in the space of a month. The 27-year-old has timed his run into the national team to perfection, starting in all four of Australia make-or-brea
Could Korea change propel Jurman into Ange's starting XI?
The defensive set up at Matt Jurman's Korean club may prove handy to Caltex Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou when he ponders his defensive selections for Syria on Thursday night in Malaysia. In-form Jurman, 27, a former Sydney FC favourite, switched to K-League Classic outfit