Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat

Muscat in 2013

Personal information

Full name
Kevin Vincent Muscat[1]

Date of birth
(1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 43)[1]

Place of birth
Crawley, England

Height
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]

Playing position
Defender

Club information

Current team

Melbourne Victory !Melbourne Victory (manager)

Youth career

1989–1990
Sunshine George Cross

1990–1991
AIS

Senior career*

Years
Team
Apps
(Gls)

1989–1990
Sunshine George Cross
9
(0)

1991–1992
Heidelberg United
18
(0)

1992–1996
South Melbourne
73
(6)

1996–1997
Crystal Palace
53
(2)

1997–2002
Wolverhampton Wanderers
180
(14)

2002–2003
Rangers
22
(0)

2003–2005
Millwall
53
(0)

2005–2011
Melbourne Victory !Melbourne Victory
138
(34)

2011–2012
Sunshine George Cross
3
(1)

Total

549
(57)

National team

1991–1993
Australia U-20
9
(0)

1992–1996
Australia U-23
15
(1)

1994–2006
Australia
46
(10)

Teams managed

2009–2013
Melbourne Victory (assistant coach)

2013–
Melbourne Victory

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevin Vincent Muscat (born 7 August 1973) is a former Australian international association football player who has been head coach of Melbourne Victory since 2013. Muscat earned a reputation as a “hard man” during his playing career, with his aggression and passion occasionally boiling over into some violent incidents.
After beginning his professional career in the Australian National Soccer League with Sunshine George Cross in 1989, Muscat forged a successful, albeit controversial career in the United Kingdom with Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rangers and Millwall. He returned to Australia in 2005 to captain Melbourne Victory in the inaugural season of the A-league. Kevin has won 3 titles with Melbourne Victory, and had a very successful year in 2015 winning the A-League title and minor premiership. He later won the FFA cup at the start of 2016.
Muscat retired from professional football in March 2011 after Melbourne Victory’s 2011 AFC Champions League campaign, citing his growing frustration at his inability to keep pace with the game.[2][3] In June 2011 Muscat was reconfirmed as assistant coach at Melbourne Victory.[4] Muscat briefly rejoined his former club Sunshine George Cross for part of the 2011 Victorian State League Division 1 season.[5]
During his international career, Muscat represented the Australia U-20 side at the 1991 FIFA World