Daniel Mullen

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Daniel Mullen
Daniel Mullen (footballer).jpg
Mullen warming up for Adelaide United in 2010
Personal information
Full nameDaniel John Mullen
Date of birth(1989-10-26) 26 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionCentre Back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number3
Youth career
2005–2006Para Hills
2006–2007SASI
2007–2008AIS
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006Para Hills18(1)
2008–2012Adelaide United58(2)
2012–2014Dalian Aerbin27(1)
2013Melbourne Victory (loan)9(0)
2014–Western Sydney Wanderers
National team
2007–2009Australia U-2015(1)
2010–2012Australia U-236(0)
2009–Australia1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 October 2010
 
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Daniel Mullen
Daniel Mullen (footballer).jpg
Mullen warming up for Adelaide United in 2010
Personal information
Full nameDaniel John Mullen
Date of birth(1989-10-26) 26 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionCentre Back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number3
Youth career
2005–2006Para Hills
2006–2007SASI
2007–2008AIS
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006Para Hills18(1)
2008–2012Adelaide United58(2)
2012–2014Dalian Aerbin27(1)
2013Melbourne Victory (loan)9(0)
2014–Western Sydney Wanderers
National team
2007–2009Australia U-2015(1)
2010–2012Australia U-236(0)
2009–Australia1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 October 2010

Daniel John Mullen (born 26 October 1989) is an Australian footballer who is contracted to the Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League. His natural position is at centre back but he plays regularly at right back at club level. Daniel is the cousin of Matthew Mullen and son of former Socceroo Joe Mullen. In his first game for Australia he became the first Socceroo to wear a 3 digit number wearing 107 against Kuwait on 6 March 2009.

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

Mullen playing for Adelaide United.

Mullen joined United for the 2008–09 A-League season. On 26 July 2008 he made his debut for Adelaide United in a 0–0 against Newcastle Jets in the Pre-Season Cup. He has since gone on to win a place in the team in the league and also featured against Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League. He played in Adelaide's Champions league semi final's 1st leg 3–0 victory over Uzbekistan outfit Bunyodkor and was surely the best game in his short career.[1]

In November 2008 Daniel signed a new two year deal with Adelaide keeping him at the club until the end of the 2010–11 season.[2] Mullen began to hold down a regular starting spot at right back for Adelaide including starting the inugral FIFA Club World Cup game for the South Australian team in which he scored the equalising goal against Waitakere United. Mullen scored his first league goal for Adelaide with a powerful header in the 3–2 victory over North Queensland Fury in Townsville in Round 4. He had some trouble holding a spot the first team squad with Robert Cornthwaite and Iain Fyfe regularly used at centre back. [3]

Dalian Aerbin[edit]

In July 2012 Mullen signed a two-year deal with Dalian Aerbin in the Chinese Super League.[4]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Daniel Mullen Joined Melbourne Victory on loan for the second half of the 2012–13 season.[5]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 3 February 2014 he signed, along with Golgol Mebrahtu, with Western Sydney Wanderers. However, since there were no spaces remaining in the club's A-League squad, Mullen was only eligible to participate in Western Sydney Wanderers' 2014 AFC Champions League campaign during the 2013–14 season.[6] On 18 March 2014, following a long term injury to Golgol Mebrahtu, Mullen was added to Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League squad.[7]

International career[edit]

Mullen debuted for the Australian national team in a qualifying match for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup against Kuwait in March 2009.[8]

Honours[edit]

Western Sydney Wanderers

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