Defender Trent Sainsbury

  • Height 184cm
  • Weight 78kg
  • D.O.B. 5/1/92
  • Born Perth
Jersey Number
20

Biography

Club: Grasshopper Zurich (loan)

Previous clubs: Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Inter Milan (loan), Jiangsu Suning

Caltex Socceroos cap number: 574

Debut: 05/09/2014 v Belgium

Sainsbury came through the Central Coast system at the same time as national team-mate Ryan and also featured in the drought-breaking 2013 Grand Final triumph.

A move to PEC Zwolle of the Eredivisie soon followed but a highly unfortunate fractured kneecap on debut ended his season prematurely and dashed his hopes of a ticket to Brazil.

After swapping Europe for the Chinese Super League, he secured a surprise loan move to Inter Milan in January 2017 and is now on the books of Swiss Super League side Grasshopper Zurich.

Best Caltex Socceroos moment:

Alongside Matthew Spiranovic, Sainsbury was immense in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign. He scored in the semi-final and was named in the Team of the Tournament.

Hyundai A-League connection:

The Western Australia native made 60 appearances in his four seasons with the Mariners.

Did you know?

Sainsbury became the first Australian to make a senior appearance for Inter Milan when he debuted in May 2017.

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