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
The youthful core at the heart of the Caltex Socceroos qualifying journey
The week-long training camp in Dubai has ensured the Caltex Socceroos will be primed to make a strong start to their FIFA World Cup 2022? qualifying journey. That's the opinion of experienced defender Trent Sainsbury ahead of Wednesday morning's (AEST) opener against Kuwait.
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury makes derby debut in Israel
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury made his Israeli Premier League debut as Maccabi and Hapoel shared the points in the Haifa derby. Sainsbury signed for Maccabi Haifa from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Friday and was thrust into the action against city rivals Hapoel in t
Where to watch your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend
Caltex Socceroos number one Mat Ryan can expect a busy day when Brighton & Hove Albion face Premier League champions Manchester City at midnight on Sunday AEST. Ryan and international teammate, Aaron Mooy, venture north to play against Pep Guardiola's superstars, who lead the
Signing news: Sainsbury joins fellow Australian at Maccabi Haifa
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury has linked up with fellow Aussie Nikita Rukavytsya after joining Israel Premier League side Maccabi Haifa. The 27-year-old's move to the club was confirmed on Thursday with the centre back signing on for two years. AUSSIES ABR
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury starts as PSV share points with FC Twente
Trent Sainsbury was drafted into the starting line up as PSV Eindhoven were held to a 1-1 draw in their Dutch Eredivisie opener at FC Twente. Following PSV's UEFA Champions League exit in midweek, head coach ? and former Caltex Socceroos assistant coach ? Mark van Bommel made
Aussies Abroad: Degenek maintains perfect start for Red Star
Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek celebrated victory in Red Star Belgrade's home opener of the 2019/20 Serbian Super Liga. Degenek led Crvena Zvezda to a second straight clean sheet in the 2-0 win against 2018/19 Super Liga runners up Radnicki Nis, as the defending champ
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury’s PSV edge closer to Champions League group stage
Trent Sainsbury's PSV Eindhoven have taken a step towards playing in this year's UEFA Champions League after an incredible first-leg play-off win over Swiss side FC Basel on Wednesday morning (AEST). Sainsbury was an unused substitute as PSV came from behind to win the first l
Back to work: Caltex Socceroos stars return for pre-season training
We've just ticked over into July and the countdown has begun for the start of new seasons for competitions all around the globe. Most clubs are now back in pre-season training preparing for the new campaigns, with a host of Caltex Socceroos stars among them. It's a gruellin
Aussies Abroad: Milligan and Rogic locked in Scotland, big wins for Amini and Giannou
Tom Rogic and Mark Milligan locked horns as the Scottish Premier League's runaway leaders, Celtic, were held by Hibernian in a stalemate at Easter Road. The Caltex Socceroo pair shared the pitch for around ten minutes as steely midfielder Milligan bustled for 70 minutes, while
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Mark Milligan is gearing up for a huge Edinburgh Derby in Scotland, as Mat Ryan prepares for a showdown at Wembley on a big weekend for our Caltex Socceroos. Tynecastle is the venue for one of the fiercest rivalries in Scottish football, with Mark Milligan's Hibernian making t
Rogic set for Old Firm return on big weekend for Caltex Socceroos abroad
Caltex Socceroos star Tom Rogic is back in contention for Celtic's Old Firm Derby with Rangers this Sunday in the Scottish Premiership. Midfield maestro Rogic has not pulled on a Hoops jersey in over three months after undergoing knee surgery following Australia's AFC Asian Cu