Defender Trent Sainsbury
- Height 184cm
- Weight 78kg
- D.O.B. 5/1/92
- Born Perth
Club: PSV Eindhoven
Previous clubs: Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Inter Milan (loan), Jiangsu Suning, Grasshopper Zurich (loan)
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.
World Cup 2018
Battle for stating spots loom as Sainsbury, PSV eye European status
Trent Sainsbury has only just been unveiled as PSV Eindhoven’s new signing and already he has a huge chance to establish himself as a key cog for the defending Dutch Eredivisie champions. Led by former Caltex Socceroos assistant coach Mark van Bommel, Sainsbury’s new side are
Arnold: ‘You’ll see Trent Sainsbury go to an even higher level’
Graham Arnold knew, when he first witnessed a scrawny, confident young Trent Sainsbury, that there was the potential he could go all the way in football. Now, after years in the club football wilderness, Sainsbury — one of the Caltex Socceroos key cogs — has the chance to fina
Sainsbury's high praise as PSV reveal Aussie’s role in transfer plans
Trent Sainsbury has been confirmed as a key cog in PSV Eindhoven’s transfer strategy after being confirmed by the Dutch giants on Tuesday. After staring for the Caltex Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Sainsbury finally confirmed his club future — penning a three-year deal
Caltex Socceroos' defender signs for Dutch Champions
Caltex Socceroos’ defender Trent Sainsbury has signed for Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. The 26-year-old signs on for the Dutch heavyweights after ending his spell at Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning. One of Australia’s brightest players at their recent FIFA
Sainsbury on the look-out for a new club
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury is a free agent after announcing he’s cut ties with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. In a decision supported by Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), Sainsbury has terminated his contract over what is believed to be a pay dispute. S
Why Sainsbury isn't keen on Cahill's iconic kit number
Tim Cahill's retirement from international football sparked an avalanche of tributes for the Caltex Socceroos' all-time top scorer. The 38-year-old stepped away this week having left the lasting memory of him wheeling away to the corner flag for his trademark goal celebration.
Caltex Socceroos react to FIFA World Cup™ Final
The world united as one earlier in the morning as France and Croatia took to the Luzhniki Stadium to determine the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Champion. It was a sensational drama-packed affair in Moscow to wrap up a remarkable feast of football in Russia. REPORT: France crowned C
France defeat has bolstered belief: Sainsbury
The Socceroos may have been ousted by France on Saturday night, but defender Trent Sainsbury says the 2-1 defeat against Les Bleus has only fortified belief among the Australian squad. Australia's vice captain was immense at the back for Bert van Marwijk's side in their Group
‘My kneecap was blown in half. It hurt seeing the boys at a World Cup’
It was February of 2014 and the stars were aligning for Trent Sainsbury. The 22-year-old had just earned his dream move to Europe. He'd signed with Dutch club PEC Zwolle, was right in the frame to go to the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil and all set to make his Eredivisie debut
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
Sainsbury's France warning
Trent Sainsbury was nine years old when the Caltex Socceroos registered their first and only win over France. The defender was running around at Armadale Junior Soccer Club when Clayton Zane handed Frank Farina’s Australia a shock 1-0 win over the reigning World and European c