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Brett Holman
Brett Holman
Personal information
Full name Brett Trevor Holman
Date of birth March 27, 1984 (1984-03-27) (age 36)
Place of birth    Bankstown, Flag of Australia Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder . Forward
Nationality Flag of Australia Australia
Club information
Current club Flag of Australia Brisbane Roar
Number 10
Youth clubs
Flag of Australia Northern Sprit
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2001–2002
2002–2006
2002–2006
2006–2008
2008–2012
2012–2013
2013–2015
2015–2016
2016–
Flag of Australia Parramatta Power
Netherlands Feyenoord
NetherlandsExcelsior (loan)
Netherlands N.E.C.
Netherlands AZ
England Aston Villa
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Emirates Club
Flag of Australia Brisbane Roar
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National team
2000–2001
2003–2004
2006–2013
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Brett Trevor Holman (born 27 March 1984) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Brisbane Roar in the A-League as an attacking midfielder.

Born in Sydney, Holman played youth football for Northern Spirit before making his senior debut for Parramatta Power. He then moved to the Netherlands, where he played for a number of years before moving to Aston Villa in 2012 to play in the English Premier League. Holman moved to the UAE one year later, before returning to Australia to play for Brisbane Roar in 2016.

Holman represented Australia over 60 times between 2006 and 2013, scoring eight goals. This included goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. He had previously represented Australia several times at youth level, including travelling to the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Club career

Holman played for Northern Spirit and Parramatta Power in Australia before moving to Dutch football club Feyenoord in 2002. Once in the Netherlands he played for SBV Excelsior on loan before NEC Nijmegen signed him in 2006.

On 7 April 2007 Holman scored two goals for NEC Nijmegen against Eredivisie leaders, PSV Eindhoven. He was named man of the match, as NEC Nijmegen won 2–1. He was signed by AZ Alkmaar manager Louis van Gaal in the European summer of 2008 for €3m.

On 1 November 2008 Holman scored his first goal for AZ Alkmaar in a 3–3 away draw against SC Heerenveen at the Abe Lenstra Stadion in Heerenveen after coming on as a second-half replacement for Nick van der Velden.

During most of the AZ Alkmaar's title-winning 2008–2009 Eredivisie season Holman struggled for starting opportunities and at the end of the campaign was rumoured to be on his way out at the club. However, he was retained and was given more playing time under the new manager.

Under Dick Advocaat Holman has been given substantially more game time, including a number of appearances in the UEFA Europa League. On matchday 6, Holman impressed in AZ Alkmaar's 1–1 draw against Standard Liege.

Aston Villa

In March 2012, Holman signed a pre-contract agreement with Aston Villa, to join the club when his AZ contract expired that summer.

On 1 July 2012, Holman officially became an Aston Villa player. On 14 July Holman scored on his debut, in a 2–1 victory against Burton Albion in the first match of pre-season.[5] He then scored his second goal for Villa in another pre-season match, this time against Peterborough United in a 2–0 victory on 1 August 2012. On 1 December 2012, Holman scored his first league goal away at QPR. He then followed this up with his first League Cup goal for Villa, scoring the first of four in a 4–1 victory over Norwich City in the quarter-finals.

On 21 June 2013, he was released by mutual consent at the end of the 2012–13 season. He then joined Al Nasr in Dubai, signing a two-year contract.

Brisbane Roar On 1 September 2016, it was confirmed that he had signed for Brisbane Roar in the A-League on a 2 year deal where he will be paid within the cap in the first year and as marquee in the second year.

Brisbane Roar

On 1 September 2016, it was confirmed that he had signed for Brisbane Roar in the A-League on a 2 year deal where he will be paid within the cap in the first year and as marquee in the second year.

International career

Holman made his international debut for Australia in 2006 against Bahrain.

On 19 June 2010, Holman scored the opening goal against Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in a 1–1 draw, following up from a Marco Bresciano free kick. On 24 June 2010, he then scored the second goal in the final group stage match against Serbia with a swerving 25-yard drive. On 10 January 2011, Holman scored the third goal in Australia's 4–0 win over India in the Asian Cup. Holman scored a crucial equaliser for Australia against Oman in Sydney on 26 March 2013 in a World Cup Qualifier.

On 30 April 2014, Holman announced his retirement from international football.

Career statistics

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Holman training with Australia in March 2009

Club

As of 11 November 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Parramatta Power 2000–01 NSL 10000010
2001–02 1250000125
Parramatta total 13 5 0 0 0 0 13 5
SBV Excelsior (loan) 2002–03 Eredivisie 3062000326
2003–04 3461100357
2004–05 Eerste Divisie 331321003514
2005–06 371431004015
Excelsior total 134 39 8 3 0 0 142 42
NEC Nijmegen 2006–07 Eredivisie 3270000327
2007–08 2762200298
NEC total 59 13 2 2 0 0 61 15
AZ Alkmaar 2008–09 Eredivisie 1612000181
2009–10 2452160326
2010–11 2642082366
2011–12 25440133427
AZ total 91 14 10 1 27 5 128 20
Aston Villa 2012–13 Premier League 2712100292
Al-Nasr 2013–14 UAE Arabian Gulf League 2632000283
2014–15 2458100326
Al-Nasr total50810100609
Emirates Club 2015–16 UAE Arabian Gulf League 2053000235
Brisbane Roar 2016–17 A-League 1950041236
Career total 330 73 22 7 27 5 379 85

International

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 March 2007 Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 24 May 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 19 June 2010 Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa Flag of Ghana.png Ghana 1–0 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup
4. 23 June 2010 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 2–0 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup
5. 7 September 2010 Stadion Miejski, Kraków, Poland Flag of Poland.png Poland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 10 January 2011 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar Flag of India.svg India 4–0 4–0 2011 AFC Asian Cup
7. 11 October 2011 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia Flag of Oman.png Oman 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 15 November 2011 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Flag of Thailand.png Thailand 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 26 March 2013 Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia Flag of Oman.png Oman 2–2 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours

Club

AZ

  • Eredivisie: 2008–09
  • Dutch Super Cup: 2009

Al-Nasr

  • UAE League Cup: 2014–15
  • UAE President's Cup: 2014–15

Country

Australia

  • OFC U-17 Championship: 2001

Individual

  • FFA Male Footballer of the Year: 2012

External links

Brisbane Roar FC squad - 2019-20

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