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John Aloisi

John Aloisi
Personal information
Full nameJohn Aloisi
Date of birth5 February 1976(age 41)
Place of birthAdelaide, Australia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionStriker

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John Aloisi (born 5 February 1976) is a retired Australian football (soccer) player who played as a striker, and the current youth team manager at Melbourne Heart.

In a professional career that spanned twenty seasons, with league totals of 438 games and 118 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A, namely appearing in three seasons for Coventry City and four for Osasuna. He returned to his country in 2007, closing out his career with four seasons in the A-League.

Aloisi was an integral member of the Australia national team for more than one decade, and represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup, being an essential figure in the qualifying stages. He also appeared for the Socceroos in two Confederations Cups.

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