Brett Holman
  • 12 photos
  • 3:35
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  • Club Shirt
  • 27
  • Aston Villa (England)
  • Unknown
  • National Shirt
  • 14
  • Socceroos
  • Striker
  • Debut match
  • v Bahrain (W3–1) 22-Feb-06
  • Last match
  • v Iraq (W1–2) 16-Oct-12
Games played 62
Goals 9
  • 2:47
  • 14 photos
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Height:177 cm
Weight:75 kg
Date of birth:Mar 27, 1984
Place of birth:Sydney
A former Under-17 and Under-23 Australian international, Holman earned his call up to the Qantas Socceroos after consistently finding the back of the net for his Dutch second Division side Excelsior. Holman burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old with Parramatta Power, and he was quickly snapped up by Dutch giant Feyenoord and was loaned out to Excelsior, who at the time were also in the Dutch first Division. Despite his young age, he played many first team games in that first season, although Excelsior were relegated. He stayed with the club to gain valuable first-team experience and remained one their most consistent performers in front of goal over the next three seasons. He secured a move to first Division side NEC Nijmegen and was a regular first-team member. His performances for NEC saw him move to top Dutch club AZ Alkmaar where he won a Dutch title and became a regular in the side. Holman joined English Premier League side Aston Villa in 2012. Holman scored his first international goal against China in 2007 and the attacking midfielder/striker rose to the occasion at the 2010 World Cup finals, scoring two memorable goals as Australia battled to secure qualification to the second round. He has become a regular in the Socceroos side and helped Australia gain qualification to the 2014 Brazil World Cup.