Michael Thwaite set for his 200th appearance

One of the most reliable defenders and most hilarious players to ever play in the A-League, Michael Thwaite, will make his 200th A-League appearance when his Western Sydney Wanderers battle local rivals Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium. Thwaite has spent a majority of the past decade in the A-League featuring for Melbourne Victory, the defunct Gold Coast United, Perth Glory, and currently the Wanderers. Thwaite has achieved a lot in his domestic career, including pulling his pants down, let’s take a look at his A-League career.

  • Most capped player in Gold Coast United’s history (82)
  • 27th player to reach the 200 game milestone
  • Thwaite has started in 198 of those matches
  • 2010-11 Player of the Season at Gold Coast United
  • 2013-14 Player of the Season at Perth Glory
  • 2013-14 A-League All-Star selection
  • Second most booked player to not receive a red card (35 yellow cards)
  • 32nd most successful player with 75 wins (37.69 per cent)

Appearance breakdown

  • 85 for Perth Glory 2012-2016
  • 82 for Gold Coast United 2009-2012
  • 16 for Melbourne Victory 2008-09
  • 16 for Western Sydney Wanderers 2017-


  • 13 wins in 23 matches against Newcastle Jets
  • 10 wins in 24 matches against Brisbane Roar
  • 10 wins in 25 matches against Central Coast Mariners
  • 8 wins in 21 matches against Sydney FC
  • 7 wins in 23 matches against Wellington Phoenix
  • 6 wins in 11 matches against Perth Glory
  • 5 wins in 15 matches against Melbourne City
  • 5 wins in 20 matches against Melbourne Victory
  • 5 wins in 21 matches against Adelaide United
  • 3 wins in 5 matches against North Queensland Fury
  • 3 wins in 11 matches against Western Sydney Wanderers

Thwaite has only found the back of the net on four occasions. Two have come against Wellington, one against Newcastle, and one against Melbourne Victory which was his first and came in February 2012.


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