Dylan Wenzel-Halls

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Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Personal information
Full nameDylan Wenzel-Halls
Date of birth (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Ipswich, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 23
Youth career
Ipswich Knights
2013–2015 Olympic FC
2016 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2015 Olympic FC 23 (2)
2016 Brisbane Roar NPL 19 (3)
2017–2018 Western Pride 29 (40)
2018 Brisbane Roar NPL 3 (1)
2018– Brisbane Roar 46 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 25 August 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2016

Dylan Wenzel-Halls (born 15 December 1997) is an Australian footballer who plays as a striker for Brisbane Roar in the A-League. [1] [2] He previously played for Olympic FC and Western Pride FC in National Premier Leagues Queensland.

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Club career

Youth career

Wenzel-Halls played youth football at local club Ipswich Knights FC, [3] played junior U8 through to U15 at Brisbane Lions FC and then at Olympic FC from 2013 to 2015, [4] and with Brisbane Roar FC Youth in 2016. [5]

Western Pride

In the 2017 NPL Queensland grand final, Wenzel-Halls scored an 89th-minute free kick against Moreton Bay United, winning the match 2-1 and securing Pride’s first piece of silverware. [6] He was named in the 2017 NPL QLD Team of the Year, [7] and won the 2018 Queensland NPL Golden Boot with 24 goals in 14 games. [8] [9]

While playing for Western Pride, Wenzel-Halls broke the record for the most goals scored in a single National Premier Leagues match, scoring seven goals in a 15–0 win over Sunshine Coast FC. [10] [11]

Brisbane Roar

On 4 May 2018, following his goal-scoring exploits in the NPL, Wenzel-Halls signed a one-year contract with A-League club Brisbane Roar. [12]

He made his professional debut on 24 November 2018 against Melbourne City, replacing Matt McKay in injury time with the Roar going on to win the match 2–0. [13]

Wenzel-Halls grabbed his first A-League assist in a 2-1 loss to Adelaide United on 30 November 2018, providing the cutback for Henrique’s goal. [14] He scored his first A-League goal in a Round 17 clash with Adelaide United on 2 February 2019, scoring the Roar’s second goal as they went down 4-3 at Hindmarsh Stadium. [15]

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  7. Lems, David (4 September 2017). "'A bit of magic': How young gun set up title-winning goal". Queensland Times. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. "Wenzel-Halls, McElligott, Shol. 109 goals between them! Congrats to the 2018 Golden Boot winners". Football Queensland on Instagram. 31 August 2018.
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  12. Monteverde, Marco (4 May 2018). "Brisbane Roar part ways with striker Corey Gameiro, bring in local goal machine". The Courier-Mail .
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