‘Where Are They Now’ – David Carney


In our ‘Where Are They Now’ series we’ll be taking a look back at some of our past players and hearing from them as they provide an update on what they’re up to these days.

This week, we heard from former Sydney FC midfielder and fan favourite, Super David Carney, as he hosted a special live Facebook chat on Tuesday night.

Carney was a member of the Sky Blues inaugural Hyundai A-League and became an immediate success with the side, scoring a number of crucial goals as the club claimed their maiden Championship.

Carney’s strong form continued in the 2006/07 season, attracting the eye of Europe, and following his second season in Sky Blue the midfielder was rewarded with a Socceroos call up and move to English side Sheffield United.

A stellar career at Sheffield, Norwich City, FC Twente and Blackpool, plus spells in Spain, Uzbekistan and America followed for the Socceroo before a return to Australia with the Newcastle Jets beckoned.

Following two and half seasons with the Jets, Carney returned to his home town club under Head Coach Graham Arnold, becoming an integral squad member in the Sky Blues’ most successful side in history, scoring in the penalty shootout to secure a historical Premiership & Championship double in 2017.

Carney would again taste Premiership success in Season 2017/18 before calling time on a glittering career.

Hear from David Carney:

“I went to Belfast to do my UEFA Coaching License and doing a bit of coursework this year.

“I still see Brosquey and work together a bit of the field now, I still keep in touch with a lot of the Sydney boys.”