Who is Trent Sainsbury? Wiki, Bio, Age, Stats, Wife, Height, Footballer, Net Worth

Who is Trent Sainsbury? Wiki, Bio, Age, Stats, Wife, Height, FIFA 2022, Net Worth, Coach, Net Worth: Trent Lucas Sainsbury is an Australian professional football player who plays as a center-back for Qatari club Al-Wakrah and the Australian national team. He is son-in-law to the Australian football manager and current Soccers coach Graham Arnold, through his marriage with Elissa. Sainsbury has made over forty appearances for the Australian national team, scoring three times. He was a member of the Australia team which won the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. He has recently made the headlines because his father-in-law didn’t select him for the Qatar 2022 World Cup squad. Find out more about his Life, Wife, Father-in-law, stats, victories, early life, age, height, jersey number, net worth, body measurements, clubs, and more.

Trent Sainsbury
Trent Sainsbury

Trent Sainsbury Early Life, School & Father

Sainsbury was born in Thornlie, Perth, Western Australia to his parents. His father was Scott Sainsbury. He attended primarily at Forest Crescent Primary School and then studied at Kelmscott Senior High School. The football player had an interest in football from a very young age and played football at Armadale Junior Soccer Club in Armadale, Western Australia.

Trent Sainsbury Career and Stats

Early in his youth days, Sainsbury started building his career as a football player at Perth Glory in 2008. A year later he moved to the AIS where he was part of their National Youth League squad in the 2009–10 season. Later on, he signed and played for Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Jiangsu Suning, PSV Eindhoven, Maccabi Haifa, and Kortrijk. He started his international career as a member of the Australia U-17 team which attended the 2008 AFF U-16 Youth Championship.

Trent Sainsbury Central Coast Mariners

In 2010, Sainsbury was signed by the Central Coast Mariners along with Sam Gallagher. As a member of the team, he did an amazing job in an F3 Derby where they had a draw with Newcastle Jets. His performance earned praise from coach Graham Arnold, who would, later on, become his father-in-law. The Mariners won the 2011–12 A-League Premiership and Trent signed a two-year contract extension with the club. Sainsbury and Patrick Zwaanswijk formed a formidable partnership. The Mariners won the A-League Championship against Western Sydney Wanderers, thanks to their Partnership. Sainsbury was named the “Mariners Player of the Year” for the 2012–13 season.

Sainsbury scored his first competitive goal for the Mariners on 3 April 2013, in a winning match against Guizhou Renhe in the 2013 AFC Champions League.

Trent Sainsbury PEC Zwolle

Sainsbury signed for PEC Zwolle team in the Dutch Eredivisie on a two and half year deal in January 2014. As was intended, Sainsbury was immediately placed in the starting line-up, making his Eredivisie debut on 6 February 2014 in a game against FC Utrecht. During the game, Trent fell down on a depressed sprinkler and had to be replaced. Though PEC won the game, Sainsbury was injured with a fractured kneecap and could not play for the rest of the session.

After his recovery, Sainsbury played in the 2014 Dutch Supercup. PEC won the match thanks to Sainsbury who was part of the defense that kept a clean sheet in a 1–0 win. He also played in the first league game, at home against FC Utrecht. However, this time also he had to leave the match after the first 30 secs due to an ankle injury. In January 2016, Sainsbury left PEC Zwolle on a $1.5 million transfer. 

Trent Sainsbury in Jiangsu Suning

Sainsbury signed a 3-year deal with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, in 2016. The club loaned Sainsbury to sister club Inter Milan until 30th June 2017. In that capacity, he played as a substitute for Davide Santon and Club Inter-Milan won the match against  Udinese. Subsequently, Sansbury became the first Australian to make a senior appearance for Inter Milan.

He was then loaned to Grasshoppers and he played there for the rest of the 2017–18 Swiss Super League season.

Sainsbury in Maccabi Haifa, PSV Eindhoven and Kortrijk

He continually changed teams in a span of 10 years, he played for 7 teams. In 2016, he signed a 3-year contract with Dutch champions, PSV Eindhoven. He left PSV in 2019, and joined the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, with a two-year contract. He had 31 appearances in which he scored twice. However, he was then released as coach Barak Bakhar was not impressed with his conduct. Moreover, he also had a groin injury during a training camp and had to go to rest. After leaving Maccabi Haifa, Sainsbury joined Belgian First Division A club, Kortrijk on a two-year deal. He scored his first and last goal for Kortrijk in a 5-5 draw against Beerschot on 10th November 2020.

Trent in the AFF U-16 Youth Championship and  2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup 

Sainsbury played in the 2008 AFF U-16 Youth Championship as a member of the Australia U-17 team. The team won the tournament after beating Bahrain in a penalty shootout in the final. He also became a member of the squad for the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship. However, he scored a goal in a loss to UAE in the quarter-finals which lead to Australia missing out on being qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He was also on the team for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Australia played very poorly in the match and finished with one draw and two losses. Sainsbury played in all of these three matches.

Trent Sainsbury dropped from the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

In May 2013, Trent was selected for a Socceroos Australian-based training squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. He was selected as a member of Australia’s squad for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. Despite strong club form, coach Holger Osieck didn’t use Sainsbury and he was the only outfield player in the squad not to be used by coach Holger Osieck in the tournament. However, Trent believes that it might have been due to the coach mistaking his laid-back attitude for a lack of commitment.

Trent Sainsbury International Debut

Sainsbury made his International debut for Australia in a 2–0 loss to Belgium in a friendly. He claims that he couldn’t perform well as he was nervous before the match. Nevertheless, coach Ange Postecoglou praised him for his performance against a strong opponent.

Sainsbury was selected as a part of Australia’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad. He started in Australia’s first group game against Kuwait, and Australia won the match by a 4-1 score. He headed a  Massimo Luongo corner goalwards, assisting Matt McKay to open the scoring in a 4-0 win in Australia’s second group game against Oman. This was quite a remarkable victory and moment in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Sainsbury scored his first-ever international goal in the semi-final against the United Arab Emirates. Under three minutes into the game, he headed a corner from Massimo Luongo in at the far post. This gave Australia the lead and they ultimately won by a 2–0 score. He was named ” The Man of the Match” in the match between Australia and South Korea in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final. He was praised for his defensive display and Australia won the match against South Korea. Subsequently, Australia won the AFC Asian Cup in 2015.

Trent Sainsbury During a match

Trent Sainsbury Wife, Children & Father-in-law

The famous Australian footballer is married to Elissa Arnold, daughter of Australian football manager and current Soccers coach Graham Arnold. Trent and Elissa started dating in 2011 and got married in 2017. By marriage, he also gains a UK Passport. He has two sons with Elissa, Jagger James, and River Lucas.

Sainsbury with his Wife

Trent Sainsbury Birthday, Age, Height, Jersey Number 

The famous Australian Footballer player celebrates his birthday on 5th January 1992. He is of 30 years of age as of 2022. He is 6 feet tall. His jersey number is 4 and he currently plays for the team Al-Wakrah in the center-back position.

Here is a full bio of Trent Sainsbury, his family, father, Girlfriends, Wife, Siblings, school, education, hometown, profession, nationality, height, awards, FIFA, body measurements, brands, jersey number, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, stats, sexuality, age, net worth, birthday, birthplace, address, zodiac Sign, religion, hobbies, salary, marital status, position, team.

Trent Sainsbury Information Table

Name Trent Lucas Sainsbury
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 183cm

meters – 1.83m

feet inches – 6ft 

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 76kg

in pounds – 168 lbs

Figure Measurements Chest Size – 41 inches

Biceps Size – 11 inches

Waist Size – 32 inches

Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Date of Birth 5th January 1992
Age (as of 2022) 30 years
Birth Place Thronlie, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Nationality Australian
Coach Tintin Marquez
School Forest Crescent Primary School

Kelmscott Senior High School.

Position Defender- center back
Educational Qualification High School
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Australian
Jersey Number 4 ( Al-Wakrah)

20 (Australia National Football Team)

Address Thronlie, Australia
Hobbies/Interests Watching movies, Horse Riding, Swimming
Marital Status Married
Wife Elissa Sainsbury
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Scott Sainsbury

Mother: N/A

Strengths  Tackling, Marking, Passing, Crossing 
Girlsfriends N/A
Children Jagger James

River Lucas

Net Worth $1.5 billion

Social Media Accounts 


Some Lesser-Known Facts about Trent Sainsbury

  • He is the first Australian to make a senior appearance in Inter-Milan. Nathan Coe and Carl Valeri, former Australian international footballers also played but only for their reserves.
  • He endorses the Nike Band.
  • His Favourite pet is Dogs. And he is a health freak and loves eating vegetables and fruits.


1)What is Trent Sainsbury’s age?

As of 2022, Trent is 30 years of age. His birthday is on 5th January 1992.

2)Is Trent Sainsbury married?

Yes, he is married to the daughter of Australian football manager and current Soccers coach Graham Arnold, Elissa.

3)What is his jersey number?

His jersey number is 4, for his current team, Al-Wakrah. Moreover, his jersey number was 20 for Australia National Football Team.

4) Did he win the world cup?

Trent Sainsbury is an Australian Footballer, and Australia never won a World cup . However, they won the 2015 AFC Asia Cup  and Sainsbury played the match.

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