Transfer news: Former Socceroo joins Brisbane Roar


Brisbane Roar has announced a major signing coup with the club agreeing to terms on a long-term deal with former Socceroos forward Brett Holman.

Holman will bring a wealth of experience to the Roar side, following a lengthy club career in Europe and the Middle East as well as his time in the Green and Gold.

The 32-year-old played 63 times for the Socceroos after debuting against Bahrain in 2006 and scored two goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup including a 25-yard pile driver against Serbia.

His signing is a huge boost for John Aloisi’s squad, joining recent arrivals Thomas Kristensen and Joey Katebian, while the club already has the likes of Jamie Maclaren, Thomas Broich and Tommy Oar in their attacking third.

 “Brett is a quality player and exactly what we are looking at bringing into the club,” Aloisi told

Brett Holman

“His club career and international careers have been played at the highest standard. His goal against Serbia in the World Cup was stunning.”

Between 2002-2013, Holman played top-division European football in Holland’s Eridivisie and the English Premier League. During his time in Europe, Holman played for high-profile clubs such as AZ Alkmaar (92 appearances, 16 goals) and Aston Villa (27 appearances, 1 goal).

Holman has played in the Middle East with Al Nasr and Emirates Club for the past two seasons, scoring 11 goals in 63 appearances for the two clubs.

Holman will soon join his teammates in preparation for the Hyundai A-League season opener against Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium on Friday, 7 October.