Mathew Leckie Biography
Mathew Leckie (Mathew Allan Leckie) is an Australian professional footballer born on 4th February 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He plays as a winger and occasionally as a defender for Bundesliga club Hertha BSC and the Australia national team.
He started his junior career with the Australian soccer club, Bullen Lions in 2007 until 2 September 2009, where Leckie was signed to Adelaide United for a two-year professional contract.
Mathew Leckie Adelaide United
On 2nd September 2009 he signed a two year professional contract with Adelaide United. He made his debut on 18th September as a substitute in the 75th minute against Melbourne Victory.
On 24th February 2010 he scored the winning goal in his first AFC Champions League match against the reigning champions Pohang Steelers at Hindmarsh Stadium. He followed this up by scoring his second goal in as many games against Shandong Luneng in Adelaide’s 2–0 win on Match Day 2 of the Champions League. Leckie is considered to be one of Australia’s best young players.
Leckie started the 2010–11 season with a bang, scoring twice in Adelaide’s first five games, earning wide praise for his entertaining and robust style of play and winning the favour of the Australian U19
side for their competing in the 2010 AFC Under-19 championships.
Mathew Leckie Borussia Mönchengladbach
Mathew Leckie signed with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the end of the A-League season. On 9th July 2011 he scored his first goal for the club with a double in a 5–2 friendly win against Aberdeen. In early 2013, he was loaned out to Frankfurt and has since scored 3 goals in only 2 appearances for the reserve team.
Mathew Leckie FSV Frankfurt
He was loaned to FSV Frankfurt in early 2013. On 3rd June 2013 he made his loan permanent after signing a three year contract. Mathew stated the move was made to maximise his personal development and to build on the successes of his first season spent at FSV on loan where he made 28 appearances and scored 4 goals.
Mathew Leckie FC Ingolstadt 04
Mathew Leckie signed a three year contract with FC Ingolstadt 04. At the end of 2014-15 season the club was promoted to the Bundesliga. in the 2015–16 Bundesliga season Leckie scored a goal against FC Augsburg, which was one of three goals he scored that season and one of the seasons best goals.
Mathew Leckie Hertha BSC
On 22nd May 2017 it was announced that he had signed for Hertha BSC for the 2017–18 season.He began his spell positively, appearing in many pre-season matches and assisting 2 goals in his first competitive appearance for the club in the first round of the DFB Pokal against Hansa Rostock. During his Bundesliga debut with Berlin, he scored a brace in a 2–0 win over VfB Stuttgart. Leckie scored his first European goal in a 3–2 away defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the 2017–18 Europa League on 23 November 2017.
Mathew Leckie International Career
In August 2009 he was selected to represent Australia in the AFF U19 Youth Championship 2009, opening up the score-sheet He began his spell positively, appearing in many pre-season matches and assisting 2 goals in his first competitive appearance for the club in the first round of the DFB Pokal against Hansa Rostock. During his Bundesliga debut with Berlin, he scored a brace in a 2–0 win over VfB Stuttgart. Leckie scored his first European goal in a 3–2 away defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the 2017–18 Europa League on 23 November 2017.
Mathew Leckie was named in the squad for the international friendly against the Republic of Korea on 14 November 2012 coming on as a late substitute and had very limited time on the ball.
He was named as part of Australia’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad. He started Australia’s first game of the tournament against Kuwait, hitting the crossbar in the second half, and then providing the assist
for James Troisi to score Australia’s fourth goal of the match and helping Australia to a 4–1 win.
He was among the squad that took part in the 2017 Confederations Cup. He started the first two group matches and came on as a Substitute in the last group match in the 57th minute against Chile.
On 3rd September 2015 he scored his second goal for Australia opening the scoring against Bangladesh in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He scored his sixth international goal on 5th September 2017 against Thailand.
In May 2018 Mathew Leckie was named in the Australia’s preliminary 26 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Mathew Leckie Injury
In November 2017 he missed Hertha’s past two fixtures with a thigh complaint.
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“I don’t expect any miracle cure with Leckie, you can’t mess around with muscles, anything can happen. It’s not my business or decision whether or not he plays there. I only hope that he’s fit when he comes
back from international duty, whether he has played or not.” Said German club’s boss Pal Dardai.
Mathew Leckie Salary
Mathew Leckie annual salary is around €1.4 million with a weekly salary of € 27,000 which he receives playing for his current club, Hertha BSC. He has a market worth in the region of £3.6 million as of 2018.
Mathew Leckie Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of more than $ 2.5 million which is an accumulation of his assets as well as endorsing sports product like Nike
Mathew Leckie Height and Weight
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- weight: 84 kg
Mathew Leckie Wife
On 28th May 2016 Mathew Leckie married Laura Friese. In August 2017 his daughter Olivia Valentina was born. He celebrated the birth of his daughter by breaking his year-long Bundesliga goal-drought with a double on his Hertha Berlin debut.
“I’ll be going straight home to the baby,” the Australia striker said when asked how he would celebrate his double against Stuttgart at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.
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Leckie Named A ‘Breakout Star’ Of The World Cup
Updated On: 9th July 2018
US broadcaster ESPN has included Socceroo Matt Leckie among their “breakout stars” of the 2018 World Cup.
The channel has named an 11-man squad of emerging players to have impressed with their on-field exploits in Russia.
Leckie didn’t miss a minute for Bert van Marwijk’s side and shone particularly brightly in a man-of-the-match performance in Australia’s 1-1 draw with Denmark.
The Melbourne-born 27-year-old has played in Germany since he was 20.
He joined Hertha Berlin a year ago and played 26 Bundesliga games in his debut season for Die Late Dame, scoring five times.
He has 56 caps for Australia.
Two of Leckie’s Asian Football Confederation peers were also named in ESPN’s line-up – Japan craftsman Takashi Inui and South Korea goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo.
Inui was the lightest player at the World Cup, but the brightest player for Japan.
The midfielder, who plays his club football for Eibar in Spain, chipped in with an assist and two goals – one in a group stag draw with Senegal and another in the Blue Samurai’s 3-2 defeat to Belgium in the last-16.
Though South Korea failed to make the knockout stage, finishing third in Group F behind Sweden and Mexico, Cho was a standout player for the Taegeuk Warriors.
He put in three flawless displays, capped with a clean sheet against Germany that eliminated the World Cup holders.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire club career in the K-League with Daegu FC.
ESPN’s 2018 World Cup ‘Breakout XI’:
Goalkeeper: Cho Hyan-woo (South Korea)
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (France), Morteza Pouraliganji (Iran), Harry Maguire (England), Lucas Hernandez (France)
Midfielders: Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay), Denis Cheryshev (Russia), Matthew Leckie (Australia), Ante Rebic (Croatia), Takashi Inui (Japan)