One of Australia’s most experienced and recognised footballers, legendary Socceroo John Aloisi has played, coached and covered the game for over 25 years. As the man who secured Australia’s place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup after slotting through the winning penalty shot against Uruguay, Aloisi will forever be celebrated as a sporting icon.
This insight makes Aloisi’s ability to provide an insider’s view on the sport excellent viewing for both football fans and the casual observer.
During the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Aloisi was a central figure on TV, Radio and in print. As the Socceroos campaigned most recently in Brazil, Aloisi was part of SBS’s match coverage as an analyst, while also providing content for Fox Sports News and News Limited papers across the country.
In a playing career spanning three decades, Aloisi quickly made his mark on Australian football, debuting for Adelaide City at the age of 15. At the age of just 16 he made the move to Belgian side Standard Liege, thus beginning a long and illustrious European career, playing at a number of big clubs Including Portsmouth and Coventry City in the English Premier League and Osasuna and Alaves in Spain’s La Liga.
Returning to Australia in 2007, Aloisi joined Central Coast Mariners and then moved to Sydney FC, helping the club to the 2009-10 A-League Premiers Plate-Championship double. A move to Melbourne Heart followed, with Aloisi giving the club great service on and off the pitch in his time there as a player, then Youth Team Coach, before taking the reins of the A-League side for two seasons.
John was recently appointed head coach of A-league team Brisbane Roar and he intends to bring a passionate, fresh focus to the talented team.
As an Ambassador for the likes of Hyundai and Nike, Aloisi’s stellar playing career and demeanour make him an in-demand personality. He is able to draw on his experiences as an international footballer both at home and abroad in a corporate speaking environment as well, presenting in a consistently polished and insightful manner.
The only Australian to possess the impressive achievement of playing in the English, Italian and Spanish Leagues, there is no Australian footballer past or present with the football pedigree of Aloisi.