Noel Spencer

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Noel Spencer
Noel Spencer at Energy Australia Stadium, 14 10 2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Noel Spencer
Date of birth (1977-07-26) 26 July 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Wollongong, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Lysaghts
1996–2000 Wollongong Wolves 79 (3)
2000–2004 Northern Spirit 92 (4)
2004–2005 Parramatta Eagles
2005–2007 Central Coast Mariners 41 (6)
2007 Sydney FC 0 (0)
2007–2009 Newcastle Jets 24 (0)
2009–2014 Dapto Dandaloo Fury
National team
1998 Australia U-23 3 (0)
Teams managed
2014 Dapto Dandaloo Fury (interim)
2015– Dapto Dandaloo Fury
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 May 2011

Noel Spencer (born 26 July 1977 in Wollongong, Australia) is a former Australian football (soccer) player who coaches Dapto Dandaloo Fury in the Illawarra Premier League.

Club career[edit]


Noel played for his hometown of Wollongong from 1996–2000 and was part of Wollongong Wolves championship-winning team of the 1999/2000 season. After the championship win Noel left for Northern Spirit which he played for and later captained until the NSL became defunct. During the period between the end of the NSL competition and the beginning of the A-League he played a season for Parramatta Eagles.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

Noel was the first captain of the Mariners, and took his team to the inaugural Hyundai A-League Grand Final, narrowly missing out on the honour of being the first captain to win the trophy, he scored on the opening day of the inaugural A-League season, away from home against Perth Glory, with a 30-yard drive from distance into the top right hand corner of the net. This goal was awarded the "Jesters' Pies Marinators' Goal of the Year" award at the end of the season. During the A-League 05-06 season he scored 6 goals and started in every single game for the Mariners; this record continued until Sunday 12 November when he was dropped because of injury which from the starting team against the Newcastle Jets. On Friday 26 January 2007 he along with Vuko Tomasevic and Wayne O'Sullivan were told that their contracts would not be renewed for the next season.

Sydney FC[edit]

After being released by the Mariners, Noel signed a six-month contract with Sydney FC,[1] he played for Sydney in the 2007 AFC Champions League.[2]

Newcastle United Jets[edit]

In May 2007 Noel Spencer signed a 2-year deal with the Newcastle United Jets as a replacement for Tim Brown, he made his A-League debut for the Jets when he came on as a substitute against Perth Glory on 26 August 2007.[3] After the 2008-2009 A-league season he announced his retirement from professional football due injury. [4]

Dapto Dandaloo Fury[edit]

In 2009, following being released by the Jets, he signed for Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC in the semi-professional Illawarra Premier League, helping the club win silverware in 2009, 2011, and 2012.[5] In his final season at the club, Noel was promoted to Player-coach, and led the team to the season Premiership, and Grand Final win over Bulli FC.[6]



Central Coast Mariners

Newcastle Jets

Wollongong Wolves

Dapto Dandaloo Fury

  • Illawarra Premier League Champions: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014


  1. ^ "Sacked Mariners skipper thrown a lifeline". ABC News. 14 February 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Sydney FC appoints interim coach". 13 February 2007. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2007.
  3. ^ Perth Glory FC v Newcastle Jets FC
  4. ^ Specner backs Jets to progress
  5. ^ Cohen, Mitch (26 September 2014). "Fury's Spencer eyes last hurrah in IPL final". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  6. ^ Cohen, Mitch (28 September 2014). "Retiring Noel Spencer finishes on top". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 December 2014.

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