Karl Dodd

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Karl Dodd
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Personal information
Full name Karl Dennis Dodd
Date of birth (1980-11-13) 13 November 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Southport, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Palm Beach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Gold Coast City
2001 Sutherland Sharks
2002 Gold Coast City
2003 Palm Beach Sharks
2003–2004 Brisbane Strikers 21 (0)
2005–2006 Queensland Roar 12 (0)
2006 Universitatea Craiova
2006–2007 Falkirk 28 (0)
2007–2009 Wellington Phoenix 36 (1)
2009 Sydney United
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 12 (0)
2011–2012 TSW Pegasus 13 (0)
2013 Moreton Bay United 12 (1)
2014 Palm Beach 10 (1)
Teams managed
2014–2015 Western Pride
2018– Guam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2015

Karl Dodd (born 13 November 1980, in Southport, Queensland, Australia) is a former professional Australian football (soccer) player, and current manager of the Guam national football team.

Club career

He played for the Brisbane Strikers before being recruited by the Queensland Roar for the revamped A-League competition. After half a season with the Queensland Roar he signed for Romanian club FC Universitatea Craiova in January 2006. However, after failing to settle with the club he quickly moved on, joining Falkirk on a short-term contract in March 2006.[1] After impressing manager John Hughes, it was announced on 15 May 2006 that Dodd had agreed a new one-year deal to stay at the club.[2] On 19 May 2007, after turning down a contract extension at Falkrik, he signed a two-year contract with new A-League franchise Wellington Phoenix.[3] He scored his first professional goal for Phoenix on 19 October 2008.[4]

After two years at Wellington. Dodd turned down a three-year contract, and an offer from Newcastle Jets to try his luck in South Korea, "Karl's been an integral member of the Phoenix," Pignata said. "It's disappointing that we're parting company but we wish him all the best for the future." A cartilage problem in his knee prevented his fortune and returned to Australia for surgery and on return from injury signed for the remainder of the 2008–09 season with NSW Premier League team Sydney United FC.[5]

After a strong pre-season he signed with A-League newcomer North Queensland Fury and made his debut against Sydney FC.

On 3 September 2011, Hong Kong First Division League side TSW Pegasus signed Dodd, who was given number 5 in the following season.

Post playing career

On 5 June 2013, Dodd became the strength and conditioning coach of the Newcastle Jets FC.

In October 2014, Dodd accepted the position of Head Coach of the Western Pride FC Senior Men's Team in the National Premier League (Qld) however in June 2015 he left the club and joined Brisbane Roar FC to take up a position as the High Performance Manager.[6] Karl resigned from his role as the High Performance Manager at Brisbane Roar FC on 25 March 2017, stating that he was seeking something that "aligns with my professional and personal values"

The Guam Football Association announced that Dodd had signed on as national team manager on 26 December 2017, starting in the next month.[7]


  1. ^ Hughes signs Dodd and ties up young stars
  2. ^ Dodd signs new Falkirk contract
  3. ^ Triple treat for Phoenix FC Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Phoenix down Mariners". Hyundai A-League. Archived from the original on 6 March 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  5. ^ Sydney United snap up former Wellington Phoenix defender Karl Dodd
  6. ^ http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=35176606
  7. ^ Australia's Dodd appointed Matao Head Coach starting 2018, Guam Football Association Official Website, 26 December 2017

External links

  • North Queensland Fury profile
  • Oz Football profile
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