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Brett Holman Player Profile

Brett Holman Player Profile
Brett Holman
Date of Birth:Mar 27, 1984 (Age 33)
Place of Birth:Bankstown (Aus)
Nationality: Australia
Height:177 cm.
Weight:75 Kg.
Squad Number:14
Brett Holman, Australia v New Zealand (Getty Images)
The perennial nearly-man of the Socceroos, Holman is vilified by supporters for his lack of a finishing product and constant foul-ups in front of goal. That he is so much more effective at club level – where he has played UEFA Champions League football and not looked out of place – is perhaps reflective of the constraints on him when he wears an Australian jersey, often asked to perform thankless tasks off the ball and off the bench.

Despite being ridiculed for a perceived inability to adjust to international football, ask any of his teammates or his manager about him and glowing praise for a man who creates space for more gifted teammates will be the response. Yet one cannot escape the feeling that he is yet to produce his best football for Australia, failing to his the heights that he did when he scored his first senior international goal against China in 2007.

Did you know?

Holman hasn’t scored a goal for the national team since his strike in a friendly match against China in 2007.