Simon Colosimo

Date of birth08 January 1979
Place of birthMelbourne
NationalityAustralian
Weight79 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionDefender

Colosimo, who previously played for the Australian Institute of Sport and Victorian Institute of Sport, was linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Panathanaikos prior to his move to Manchester City. He also had a trial at Middlesbrough in October 2000. Infamously, Colosimo's move to European football was delayed in July 1999 when suffered a serious injury to his left knee via a rash challenge from Andy Cole in a friendly match between Australia and Manchester United. Capped at full and Under-23 levels, he captained Australia in the Youth World Cup in Nigeria in 1999 and also represented his country in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Carlton Town 31 Dec 2000
Middlesbrough 10 Oct 2000 14 Oct 2000 T
South Melbourne Lakers 10 Jan 2001 17 Jul 2001
Manchester City 17 Jul 2001 09 Jan 2002
Stoke City 07 Jan 2002 08 Jan 2002 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1
6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Sep 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City L 4-0 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Notts County v Manchester City W 2-4 League Cup 2nd round
19 Sep 2001 Coventry City v Manchester City L 4-3 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Manchester City v Wimbledon L 0-4 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Manchester City L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Manchester City v Gillingham W 4-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Australia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 3
1
1998-99 Australia World Youth Cup 3
2
1999-00 Australia International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Australia Oceania Nations Cup
1
2000-01 Australia FIFA World Cup 2
1
2
2000-01 Australia Friendship Tounament (UAE) 2
2000-01 Australia International Friendly
1
2000-01 Australia Olympics 3
2003-04 Australia FIFA World Cup 1
1
2003-04 Australia International Friendly 3
2003-04 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 2
2004-05 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 1
1
2004-05 Australia International Friendly
2
1
2006-07 Australia International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Sep 1998 Australia v Fiji W 3-1 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Group A
28 Sep 1998 Australia v Cook Islands W 16-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Group A
04 Oct 1998 Australia v New Zealand L 0-1 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Final
06 Nov 1998 USA v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Apr 1999 Australia v Saudi Arabia W 3-1 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
07 Apr 1999 Mexico v Australia L 3-1 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
10 Apr 1999 Republic of Ireland v Australia L 4-0 World Youth Cup Finals Group C
09 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
23 Jun 2000 Australia v Solomon Islands W 6-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Semi-final
13 Sep 2000 Australia v Italy L 0-1 Olympics Finals Group A
16 Sep 2000 Australia v Nigeria L 2-3 Olympics Finals Group A
19 Sep 2000 Australia v Honduras L 1-2 Olympics Finals Group A
04 Oct 2000 Australia v Kuwait W 1-0 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
07 Oct 2000 Korea Republic v Australia L 4-2 FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT (UAE)
28 Feb 2001 Colombia v Australia L 3-2 International Friendly
11 Apr 2001 Australia v American Samoa W 31-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
14 Apr 2001 Australia v Fiji W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
16 Apr 2001 Australia v Samoa W 11-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
18 Feb 2004 Venezuela v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
21 May 2004 Australia v Turkey L 1-3 International Friendly
24 May 2004 Australia v Turkey L 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Australia v New Zealand W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania 2nd stage
06 Jun 2004 Australia v Solomon Islands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Oceania 2nd stage
09 Oct 2004 Solomon Islands v Australia W 1-5 Oceania Nations Cup Final 1st leg
12 Oct 2004 Australia v Solomon Islands W 6-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Final 2nd leg
29 Mar 2005 Australia v Indonesia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2005 Australia v New Zealand D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Jun 2005 Australia v Tunisia L 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
24 Mar 2007 China PR v Australia W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jan 2010 Kuwait v Australia D 2-2 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying group B
03 Mar 2010 Australia v Indonesia W 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying group B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.