Defender Trent Sainsbury
- Height 184cm
- Weight 78kg
- D.O.B. 5/1/92
- Born Perth
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.
World Cup Qualifiers for 2018
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
Captain Sainsbury's cheeky pre-match prediction almost comes true
Trent Sainsbury almost got his wish for the ultimate Caltex Socceroos confidence-booster. Speaking alongside Bert van Marwijk in the media conference prior to facing the Czech Republic, the famously laid-back defender jokingly outlined his hope to win 5-0 in response to his co
No time to tinker as van Marwijk focuses on performance
Bert van Marwijk will shun experimentation in a friendly which could provide the first real window into how the Caltex Socceroos will shape up at the FIFA World Cup. The Dutchman would not discuss which players he was considering for the clash with Czech Republic in St Polten,
'We'll go on a run in Russia, I can feel it in my bones'
Injury denied him the chance to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury isn’t going to let the 2018 edition pass him by. Despite being just 26, Sainsbury is the most experienced defender in Bert van Marwijk’s 26-man extended squ
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: Rogic scores as Celtic clinch Scottish title
Caltex Socceroo Tom Rogic got his name on the scoresheet to help Celtic clinch the title against arch-rivals Rangers in Scotland overnight. The midfielder was part of an emphatic Celtic performance as they beat Rangers 5-0 on Sunday night (AEST) to clinch a seventh-straight S
Aussies Abroad: captain Sainsbury in big clash in Switzerland
Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury continues to rack up some crucial game time ahead of the FIFA World Cup, playing another full game for Grasshopper Zurich in Switzerland. Sainsbury, who was captain for the match, was excellent for his side but was unable to help them
Socceroos Spotlight: Sainsbury's surprise new role, Kruse a class above
Trent Sainsbury's much-anticipated first start in Switzerland contained an unexpected twist that earned the admiration of his manager. There was adulation for Robbie Kruse's latest performance in Germany, while Jackson Irvine's quality has been touted by a former coach. Cat