Josh McCloughan

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Josh McCloughan
Personal information
Full name Joshua McCloughan
Date of birth (1975-12-12) 12 December 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Auburn, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left Back, Centre Back
Youth career
Palm Beach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2000 Palm Beach
2001–2002 Gold Coast City
2003 Gold Coast Knights
2003–2004 Brisbane Strikers 24 (1)
2005–2010 Brisbane Roar 90 (5)
Teams managed
2011 Southern Cross United
2012–2014 QAS / Brisbane Roar
2015–2016 Brisbane Roar Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 February 2009

Joshua McCloughan (born 12 December 1975, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a former A-League footballer who played as a central defender. An FFA A-Licence coach, he has spent time within Ange Postecoglou’s Caltex Socceroos coaching setup and as a Joey's (Australian U17's) assistant. A foundation Brisbane Roar player, Josh returned to the club to coach the Brisbane Roar FC Youth team in the 2015/16 season. Josh has completed a Bachelor of Management, and regularly commentates A-League football for ABC Grandstand.

Early career[edit]

Josh played in youth and men's divisions for Palm Beach for 9 years, he also played for the Brisbane Strikers before being signed as a foundation player by the Brisbane Roar.

Playing career[edit]

In 2005, he signed with A league club Brisbane Roar where he was a first team regular, he played 16 games in his first season with the club. In 2010, he retired from professional football, he played 90 games for the Brisbane Roar, scoring 5 goals despite playing as a defender.

Coaching career[edit]

Josh commenced his coaching career under significant mentorship from an array of highly experienced coaches, supported by Football Queensland and the FFA. Josh assisted the Queensland NTC program in 2013 and managed the 2014 campaign. After coaching the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) side in 2013 and 2014, in 2015 Josh returned to the Brisbane Roar as their under 18's Academy/QAS head coach, he then assumed the head coach role of the Brisbane Roar Youth Team for the 2015/16 season. The widely regarded young coach terminated his contract at the troubled Roar for professional reasons in August 2016.

He played a key role in Ange Postecoglou’s scouting setup in the Caltex Socceroos AFC Asian Cup Championship in 2015 and World Cup Qualifiers, and acted as assistant coach for the U17 Australian team (Joeys) and the Socceroos on tours in 2015.

A-League statistics[edit]

Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2005–06 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2006–07 20 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2007–08 20 3 0 0 0 0 20 3
2008–09 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
2009–10 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total 90 5 90 5

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL and A-League seasons etc.)


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