Craig Moore

Craig Moore holds a unique place in Australian football having represented his country at every under age level – under 17, under 19 and under 23 (Atlanta Olympic Games) – and two FIFA World Cup finals (Germany ‘06 and South Africa ‘10). Moore was a defender who graduated from the Australian Institute of Sport program and rose to early prominence with the Qantas Young Socceroos at the 1993 FIFA Youth World Cup, staged in Australia. This prompted interest from European clubs and Moore was signed by Glasgow Rangers. He played over 420 professional club matches. In Europe he played for Glasgow Rangers, Crystal Palace, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Newcastle United, while in Australia he played for Queensland Roar (later renamed Brisbane Roar) in the Hyundai A-League as their captain and marquee player for three seasons. By any measure of career longevity, representative honours, importance of matches played and general excellence of individual performance, Craig Moore ranks as one of the greatest Socceroo players of all-time and continues to work with the Australian national teams as a player mentor.