Adrian Caceres

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Adrian Cáceres
Adrian Caceres.jpg
Cáceres in the jersey of the Mariners (2008)
Surname Claudio Adrian Cáceres
birthday January 10, 1982
place of birth Buenos AiresArgentina
size 178 cm
position midfield player
Years station
Perth SC
Years station Games (goals) 1
1999-2000 Perth SC
2000-2002 Southampton FC 0 (0)
2001 →  Brentford FC  (loan) 5 (0)
2002 Hull City 4 (0)
2002-2004 Perth Glory 31 (7)
2004-2005 Yeovil Town 21 (3)
2005 Aldershot Town 6 (0)
2005 Wycombe Wanderers 3 (0)
2005-2006 Perth Glory 18 (1)
2006-2008 Melbourne Victory 40 (6)
2008-2009 Central Coast Mariners 20 (2)
2009-2010 Wellington Phoenix 18 (1)
2010 Inglewood United
2011 Heidelberg United
2011–2012 Real Mataram
2012 Chiangrai United
1 Only league games are given.
As of March 20, 2020

Adrian Cáceres (born January 10, 1982 in Buenos Aires ) is an Argentine - Australian football player . The offensive player won three championship titles in Australia, was the first player for four clubs in the A-League and spent three mixed years in English football.


Cáceres came to Australia from Argentina with his family at an early age and lived in Darwin and later in Perth . There he played in the youth of Perth SC , for which he caused a sensation in 1999 and 2000 in the adult division in the Western Australia Premier League , the top division of the state of Western Australia , and was named, among other things, in the U-23 national selection. After he had already come under the spotlight of the Australian first division clubs Perth Glory and Marconi Stallions in the first half of 2000 , Cáceres switched to English first division club Southampton FC in August 2000 after a successful trial session , the transfer fee for the aggressively acting left-footed player was £ 25,000.

At Southampton, Cáceres did not go beyond missions for the reserve team, and a one-month loan to third division Brentford FC in autumn 2001 did not change anything. After his contract with Southampton was terminated prematurely in March 2002, he came under for a short time in the Third Division at Hull City , his short-term contract there was also terminated prematurely after a month and four missions. After two years of apprenticeship in England, he decided in mid-2002 to return to Australia and moved to the National Soccer League (NSL) at the financially strong club Perth Glory. The team around the two top strikers Damian Mori and Bobby Despotovski was the dominant team at national level and won the national championship in both 2003 and 2004. Cáceres did not get beyond a role as a supplementary player and could not prevail in left midfield against Brad Hassell . In two years he was only in eight championship games in the starting line-up, including the 2004 championship final, the last game in NSL history.

Like many other Australian players, Cáceres left Australia after the national league was discontinued in mid-2004 and went back to England for trial training. Both Yeovil Town and Oxford United expressed interest in the offensive player's services, with Cáceres choosing Yeovil and signing a one-year deal. At the beginning of the season he was still a regular player, he fell after the commitment of the Latvian midfield director Andrejs Štolcers from the first team and was only used as a substitute in the following months; At the end of February 2005, his contract was finally terminated by mutual agreement. While Yeovil rose as champions in Football League One at the end of the season, Cáceres was now at his club but one. After a month-long stopover at Aldershot Town in Conference National , he briefly returned to League Two at the end of March when he moved to the Wycombe Wanderers . There he was used sporadically in the forward position and returned to Perth at the end of the season, after he had not received a new contract offer from Wycombe, and kept fit at his ex-club Glory.

For the first season of the A-League , which was launched as the successor to the NSL , he was originally not part of the Glory squad, only after an injury to Neil Teggart was Cáceres under contract in July 2005, initially as a temporary replacement and after the dissolution of Teggart's contract until End of season obligated. Although Cáceres scored Perth's first goal in the A-League, but even in his third season with Glory Cáceres could not shed his status as a supplementary player and was only in seven of his 18 appearances on the starting line-up. The team did not succeed in transferring the dominance from NSL times to the new league format and just missed participation in the play-offs while in fifth place in the table.

As early as February 2006, league rival Melbourne announced Victory Cáceres' commitment to the 2006/07 season , where he should fix the deficits in left midfield. In Melbourne, too, Cáceres did not succeed under coach Ernie Merrick to establish himself permanently in the starting eleven. Although he was in his two seasons for Melbourne in more than half of the season games in the starting eleven, but was usually the first candidate for a substitution; five appearances over the full distance face 18 substitutions and 18 substitutions. Also in the 2007 championship final, when Adelaide United were outclassed 6-0 and Cáceres won his third Australian championship title, he was only allowed to play for a good hour. As reigning champions Melbourne missed it in the following season to qualify again for the play-offs and Cáceres decided against a contract extension; with the league rivals Central Coast Mariners he agreed on a two-year contract.

As a regular player, he reached the play-offs with the Mariners in the 2008/09 season , in which, however, was already in the semifinals against Queensland Roar terminus. When he was not part of the matchday squad on the first match days of the following season , the club and players agreed to terminate the contract immediately. With his subsequent move to the New Zealand A-League participant Wellington Phoenix , Cáceres became the first player who was active for four A-League clubs. There he was regularly used again, but was mostly only a substitute and was not on the pitch over the full distance in any of his 19 season appearances. In the play-offs, for which Wellington had qualified for the first time, he could only participate in the first game against his former club Perth Glory. He then flew to his wife in Argentina to be present at the birth of their first child. After there was no contract extension with Wellington at the end of the season, he signed in his hometown Perth in the Western Australia Premier League with the relegation-threatened club Inglewood United , which he still led to a non-relegation place. At the beginning of 2011 he played for Heidelberg United in the Victorian Premier League , but after a few months he moved to Real Mataram in Indonesia . In February 2012 he joined the Thai first division side Chiangrai United .


  • Australian champions: 2002/03, 2003/04, 2006/07
  • Champion Football League Two: 2004/05

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. COMFORTABLE WIN FOR GLORY (Sep. 18, 1999)
  2. BORAL CHALLENGE CUP (April 1, 2000)
  3. CACERAS BECOMES A SAINT (Aug. 25, 2000)
  4. Barry J. Hugman (Ed.): The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2002/2003 . Queen Anne Press, Harpenden 2002, ISBN 1-85291-648-6 , pp. 71 .
  5. CACERAS TO LEAVE SAINTS (March 6, 2002)
  6. CACERAS A FREE ANGENT (Apr. 18, 2002)
  9. YEOVIL RELEASE CACERES (Feb. 23, 2005)
  10. ALDERSHOT LAND CACERES (March 2, 2005)
  11. Barry J. Hugman (Ed.): The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2005/2006 . Queen Anne Press, Harpenden 2005, ISBN 1-85291-662-1 , pp. 69 .
  14. CACERES SIGNS ON FOR VICTORY (Feb. 14, 2006)
  15. Victory Lose Caceres Tug Of War (Feb. 7, 2008)
  16. Phoenix Snap Up Mariners Caceres (31 Aug 2009)
  17. Sebastian Hassett : McLaren splashes out Twente dollars on Carney . In: The Sydney Morning Herald . Fairfax Media , September 1, 2009, archived from the original September 14, 2012 ; accessed on July 12, 2018 (English, original website no longer available). , Goalkeeper Justin Pasfield also joined his fourth A-League club in mid-2009 with North Queensland Fury , but remained without league play at his three previous stints at Sydney FC, Queensland Roar and Newcastle Jets
  18. Phoenix set to be without Caceres (March 2, 2010)
  19. Real Mataram nego Caceres ., April 14, 2011, archived from the original on February 3, 2013 ; Retrieved July 12, 2018 (Indonesian, original website no longer available).