The 19/20 A-League season sees the return of Matthew to play for the Western Sydney Wanderers, back in his hometown.
Recognised early for his football skills he was invited to the FFA Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, before joining his first semi-professional club at Sydney Olympic.
He joined the A-League in 2007 for Sydney FC, playing four seasons with the team, including winning the 09/10 season Premiership and Championship.
From there Matthew joined Brisbane A-League team the Brisbane Roar for two seasons, winning another Championship for 12/13 season.
Matthew returned to Sydney FC for another four seasons. Where he received three major awards for the 15/16 season, including Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Members’ Player of the Year.
Making his debut in October 2017 for the Australian National Team, the Socceroos, as part of the World Cup Qualifier team, he has established himself as a key defensive player ahead of the FIFA World Cup in June 2018.
Seizing the chance to play overseas proved to be a great career move for Matthew, receiving the K-League 2017 Newcomer of the Year award during his time with the Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
His most recent international experience was playing in the Saudi Professional League for Al Ittihad.
Sport: Professional Australian Footballer
Club: Australian National Team (Socceroos)
Western Sydney Wanderer
3x A-League Championship Winner
K-League Newcomer of the Year & Defender of the Year
Sydney FC 15/16
- Player of the Year
- Players’ Player of the Year
- Members Player of the Year
U/23 Australian National Team (Olyroos) Olympics Qualifiers
U/20 Australian National Team World Cup Egypt
AFF U/19 Youth Championship Winner
OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK WITH MATTHEW
Social Media / Influencer Campaigns
Master of Ceremonies
Employee Award Nights
Radio, TV and Podcasts