Clayton Zane


Clayton Zane
Clayton Zane
Personal information
Full name Clayton Zane
Date of birth 12 July 1977 (1977-07-12) (age 34)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1985–1993 Cessnock Hornets
1993–1995 Adamstown Rosebud
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Newcastle Jets 70 (17)
1995–2000 Northern Spirit 57 (6)
2000 Molde 14 (0)
2001–2002 Lillestrøm 29 (18)
2002–2005 Anderlecht 10 (2)
Total 163 (40)
National team
1997 Australia U-20 2 (0)
1999–2000 Australia U-23 6 (1)
2000–2001 Australia 14 (6)
Teams managed
2011– Newcastle Jets (W-League)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:47, 20 February 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Clayton Zane (born 12 July 1977) is a retired Australian international football (soccer) player. His last club was R.S.C. Anderlecht, but he ended his career in late 2005 after being injured for two years.

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Club career

Zane was first brought to Europe as a relative unknown by Norwegian team Molde. After scoring no goals in 14 matches he was deemed a failure and sold to Lillestrøm. In his first season in Lillestrøm he ended top scorer of the Norwegian Premier League with 17 goals and he was voted Norwegian Player of the Year some weeks later. He was then sold to Anderlecht in 2002.

International career

Zane represented Australia at the 2001 Confederations Cup and is best remembered for scoring the only goal when the Aussies defeated subsequent champion France in the group stage. He scored a hat-trick for Australia against Cook Islands in June 2000. Zane was a member of the Australian squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Coaching career

On 9 August 2011 it was announced that he had signed a contract to be the coach at W-League outfit Newcastle Jets.[1]

National team statistics

[2]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 9 5
2001 5 1
Total 14 6

Life after football

He is currently training to become a football manager in London, England, and works at Queens Park Rangers FC, where he coaches the under 16

References

External links


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