by the numbers
many times Robbie Middleby represented the Australia Socceroos during a prestigious career in which he played club football in Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
number of championships Middleby won while playing in Australian national leagues. His first came with the Wollongong Wolves in 2001 in the NSL and the second with Sydney in the A-League in 2006.
year Middleby’s name went international. Playing for Sydney FC in an exhibition game against the LA Galaxy, the nono-nsense defender broke superstar David Beckham’s rib in a challenge. The pair became friends afterwards.