Famous Australian Football Players

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Timothy F. Cahill
(Australian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Timothy F. Cahill
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Birthdate: December 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian former professional footballer Timothy F. Cahill was known for "his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area" during his playing years. Having scored 50 goals in 108 caps, he is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Australia national team. Currently, he works as a pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports. 

 2 
Harry Kewell
(Australian Football Coach and Former Player)
Harry Kewell
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Birthdate: September 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Smithfield, Australia
 3 
Mark Viduka
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Forward)
Mark Viduka
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Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 4 
Mile Jedinak
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Mile Jedinak
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Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney
 5 
Sam Kerr
(Australian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Sam Kerr
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Birthdate: September 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fremantle, Australia
 6 
Ellyse Perry
(Australian Sportswoman Who Has Represented Her Country in Cricket and Football)
Ellyse Perry
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Birthdate: November 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia
Ellyse Perry has represented Australia in both cricket and soccer. She became the youngest Australian sportsperson to play international cricket and the first to appear in both the FIFA and ICC World Cups. She later drifted to cricket and set records for the highest Test score by an Australian female.
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Mark Schwarzer
(Australian Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Mark Schwarzer
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Birthdate: October 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 8 
Mark Bosnich
(Australian Former Professional Footballer, Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Mark Bosnich
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Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
 9 
Massimo Luongo
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Massimo Luongo
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Birthdate: September 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 10 
Jamie Maclaren
(Australian Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Jamie Maclaren
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Birthdate: July 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sunbury, Australia
 11 
Aaron Mooy
(Australian Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aaron Mooy
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Birthdate: September 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Aaron Mooy is an Australian professional footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Shanghai Port and the Australia national team. He began his career playing youth football and made his professional debut with St Mirren. He has since played for many teams, including Manchester City, Melbourne City, and Western Sydney Wanderers. He is married to Nicola Mooy. 

 12 
Tony Lockett
(Former Australian Rules Footballer)
Tony Lockett
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Birthdate: March 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
 13 
Tayla Harris
(Australian Rules Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Tayla Harris
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Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
 14 
Kevin Muscat
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Defender)
Kevin Muscat
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Birthdate: August 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crawley, England
 15 
Archie Thompson
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Striker / Midfielder)
Archie Thompson
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Birthdate: October 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ōtorohanga, New Zealand
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Craig Johnston
(Australian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as Midfielder)
Craig Johnston
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Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Craig Johnston is a former football player who played in the English Football League. He is best known for representing Liverpool with which he won five league titles, European Cup, and an FA Cup. Johnston scored 40 goals for Liverpool while appearing in 271 games. Also an innovator, Craig Johnston is credited with designing the prototype for Adidas' Predator boot.

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Daniel Arzani
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Winger)
Daniel Arzani
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Birthdate: January 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran
 18 
Mathew Ryan
(Australian Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Mathew Ryan
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Birthdate: April 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plumpton, Australia
 19 
Awer Mabil
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Awer Mabil
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Birthdate: September 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kakuma, Kenya
 20 
Charles Perkins
(Aboriginal Australian Activist and the First Indigenous Australian Man to Graduate Tertiary Education)
Charles Perkins
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Birthdate: June 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alice Springs, Australia
Died: October 19, 2000

Charles Perkins had initially been a footballer who played for teams such as Everton and coached Pan-Hellenic to fund his university studies. He later gained recognition as an Aboriginal activist after organizing the Freedom Ride to protest against racial discrimination and became the Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

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Mitchell Langerak
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Mitchell Langerak
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Birthdate: August 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Emerald, Queensland, Australia
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John Aloisi
(Australian Former Soccer Player and Current Head Coach of A-League Club Western United)
John Aloisi
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Birthdate: February 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia
 23 
Ajdin Hrustic
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ajdin Hrustic
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Birthdate: July 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
 24 
Abbey Holmes
(Australian Former Rules Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Abbey Holmes
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Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Victor Harbor, South Australia
 25 
Jim Stynes
(Australian Rules Footballer)
Jim Stynes
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Birthdate: April 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 2012

Irish footballer Jim Stynes was initially skilled in Gaelic football but later deviated to Australian rules football. While his memoir, My Journey, detailed his battle with cancer, he had also written self-help books with Dr. Jon Carnegie. He had also co-founded The Reach Foundation, a non-profit for young people.

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Marcus Bontempelli
(Australian Rules Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Marcus Bontempelli
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Birthdate: November 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Héritier Lumumba
(Australian Former Professional Rules Footballer)
Héritier Lumumba
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Adam Federici
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Adam Federici
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Birthdate: January 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Apostolos Giannou
(Greek-Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Apostolos Giannou
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Birthdate: January 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naousa, Greece

Apostolos Giannou is a Greek-Australian football player who currently represents the Australia men's national soccer team. He has also played for various clubs, including AEK Larnaca with which he won the Cypriot Cup during the 2017–18 season.

 30 
Tom Rogic
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Tom Rogic
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Birthdate: December 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Griffith, Australia
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Bailey Wright
(Australian Professional Footballer)
Bailey Wright
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Birthdate: July 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Lucas Neill
(Australian Former Soccer Defender)
Lucas Neill
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Birthdate: March 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 33 
Daniel Kerr
(Australian Former Rules Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Daniel Kerr
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Birthdate: May 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia
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Alou Kuol
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Alou Kuol
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Birthdate: July 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
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Brad Jones
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Brad Jones
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Birthdate: March 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Armadale, Australia
 36 
Aliir Aliir
(Australian Rules Footballer Who Plays as a Key Defender)
Aliir Aliir
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Birthdate: September 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kakuma, Kenya
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Bruno Fornaroli
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward or Attacking Midfielder)
Bruno Fornaroli
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Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay Salto, Uruguay
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Brendan Gan
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Brendan Gan
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Birthdate: June 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sutherland, Australia
 39 
Josip Šimunić
(Croatian Retired Footballer)
Josip Šimunić
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Birthdate: February 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
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Bachar Houli
(Australian Former Rules Footballer Who Played 232 Games Over a 15-Year Career)
Bachar Houli
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Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria
 41 
Jobe Watson
(Former Australian Rules Football Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jobe Watson
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Birthdate: February 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Hakeem al-Araibi
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Hakeem al-Araibi
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Birthdate: November 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bahrain
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Brett Emerton
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Defender and Midfielder)
Brett Emerton
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Birthdate: February 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bankstown, Australia
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Tomi Juric
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Tomi Juric
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Birthdate: July 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auburn, Australia
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Majak Daw
(Former Australian Rules Footballer Who Played as a Defender, Forward, and Ruckman)
Majak Daw
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Birthdate: March 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
 46 
Luke Brattan
(Australian Soccer Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Luke Brattan
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Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
 47 
Shane Lowry
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Shane Lowry
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Birthdate: June 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia
 48 
Thomas Deng
(Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Defender)
Thomas Deng
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Birthdate: March 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
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Ron Barassi
(Former Australian Rules Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Ron Barassi
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Birthdate: February 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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Mark Bresciano
(Australian Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Mark Bresciano
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Birthdate: February 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia