Foxtel All Stars Profiles: Michael Beauchamp

Michael Beauchamp is another journeyman of the Hyundai A-League, having played for Central Coast, Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC before being named captain of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Michael Beauchamp is another journeyman of the Hyundai A-League, having played for Central Coast, Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC before being named captain of Western Sydney Wanderers. He formed a resolute central defence combination with Nikolai Topor-Stanley during the Wanderers inaugural season, with the pair being part of a backline that conceded a miserly 21 goals during the regular season.

Beauchamp was part of the Socceroos 2006 World Cup squad, where he was one of only two A-League players selected, and has earned 22 caps for Australia. His one and only goal in the national colours was when he scored the opener in Australia-s must-win game against Thailand in the group stage of the 2007 Asia Cup.

His football career has also taken him overseas, most notably signing for FC Nuremberg in the Bundesliga after his World Cup campaign, as well as playing in the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates.

Playing for the Wanderers has been somewhat of a homecoming for Beauchamp, having grown up in Wakeley in Sydney-s south-west. He will have to be on his game come July 20th when he may be tasked with marking the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van-Persie.

A-League career

2005 - 2007 Central Coast Mariners 22 appearances 2010 - 2011 Melbourne Heart 23 appearances 2011 - 2012 Sydney FC 28 appearances 2012 - Western Sydney Wanderers 21 appearances

Former Clubs

2000 - 2002 Marconi Stallions 26 appearance 2002 - 2004 Parramatta Power 57 appearances 2004 Sydney Olympic 3 appearances 2006 - 2008 FC Nuremberg 30 appearances 2008 - 2009 Aalborg 12 appearances 2009 - 2010 Al-Jazira 13 appearances

Representative Career

2004 Australia U-23 1 appearance 2006 - Australia 22 appearances