Tom Heward-Belle

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Tom Heward-Belle
Personal information
Full name Thomas Heward-Belle
Date of birth (1997-03-11) 11 March 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
Western United
Number 1
Youth career
0000–2014 Blacktown City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers 0 (0)
2014Blacktown City (loan) 4 (0)
2015 Melbourne City NPL 1 (0)
2015–2016 Central Coast Mariners 3 (0)
2016 CCM Academy 16 (0)
2017–2021 Sydney FC NPL 47 (0)
2017–2023 Sydney FC 13 (0)
2023– Western United 17 (0)
International career
2015 Australia U20 1 (0)
2019–2020 Australia U23 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 February 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18 November 2020

Thomas Heward-Belle (born 11 March 1997) is an Australian professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Western United. Heward-Belle attended the North Shore private school Barker College and played for the 1st XI there. In addition, he played for West Pymble Football Club in his junior years. Australian Goalkeeping coach Tony Franken has described Thomas to be "one of the best young goalkeepers in the world coming through".[ citation needed ]

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Early career

Heward-Belle was called up to the Wanderers senior squad for their 2014, and 2015 Champions League squads, [1] and was also named in the 23-man squad for their 2014 FIFA Club World Cup campaign in Morocco, as the squads third goalkeeper. [2]

In 2015, he left the Wanderers and signed for the Central Coast Mariners Academy. [3] He made his professional debut for the Mariners in the A-League during the Round 12 Boxing Day fixture against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium as a 29th-minute substitute for Paul Izzo who was sent off for a second bookable offence. [4] Central Coast went on to lose the match 4–1. [5] Heward-Belle conceded the penalty, even though diving the right way and managing to get a hand to the ball. He made spectacular saves but conceded a late 84th-minute goal to lose the match 4–1. He played in the 3–1 win vs Wellington Phoenix in front of a 10 000 strong home crowd.

Heward-Belle was released by the Mariners in December 2016 to focus on university studies. [6]

International career

Heward-Belle was called up to the Young Socceroos squad by Paul Okon for a series of friendlies ahead of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, [7] however was an unused substitute for all 3 matches. He is also eligible to play for the Canada national team [8]

Honours

Club

Sydney FC

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