Defender Trent Sainsbury
- Height 184cm
- Weight 78kg
- D.O.B. 5/1/92
- Born Perth
Club: Maccabi Haifi
Previous clubs: Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Inter Milan (loan), Jiangsu Suning, Grasshopper Zurich (loan), PSV Eindhoven
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 Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven in 2018. He currently plies his trade in Israel with Maccabi Haifa.
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.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
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