Jake Barker-Daish

Jake Barker-Daish (born 7 May 1993) is an Australian footballer (soccer) player. He is a former midfielder for Adelaide United in the A-League. In the 2010/2011 season Barker-Daish won the Australian Institute of Sport Player of the Year.

Jake Barker-Daish
Personal information
Full name Jake Barker-Daish
Date of birth (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Moreland Zebras
Youth career
2009 VIS
2009–2011 AIS
2011–2012 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Altona Magic 1 (0)
2012 Gold Coast United 7 (0)
2012–2014 Adelaide United 19 (2)
2014 Colne 2 (0)
2015 South Melbourne 22 (2)
2016 Richmond SC 27 (9)
2017 Melbourne Knights 3 (0)
2018 Moreland Zebras 12 (0)
2021– Moreland Zebras 13 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Australia U-20 17 (4)
2014 Australia U-23 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 September 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 January 2014

Club careerEdit

Youth careerEdit

Barker-Daish was selected for the Australian Institute of Sport at just 15 years of age.[1]

Gold Coast UnitedEdit

In 2011 Barker-Daish signed with A-League club Gold Coast United. He made his professional debut in the 2011-2012 A-League season on 17 February 2012, in a round 21 clash against Melbourne Heart.[2] He made 7 appearances for Gold Coast United, where he managed to gain 3 assists in his first two starts.

Adelaide UnitedEdit

On 6 April 2012 it was announced that Barker-Daish had signed for Adelaide United in the A-League.[3] He would feature in 19 appearances over 2 injury-interrupted seasons for the Reds, scoring 2 goals in his time there.[1]

Colne F.C.Edit

After being released from Adelaide United, Jake signed a short-term contract with North West Counties Football League side Colne F.C. He made two league appearances and made two appearances in the Men United Cup winning the man of the match award in a match against Silsden F.C., a match in which he also scored the winning goal.[4][5]

NPL VictoriaEdit

In February 2015, Barker-Daish signed for South Melbourne in the NPL.[6]

He then joined newly promoted Richmond SC in February 2016.[7] Despite scoring 9 goals for the club and winning the club's Most Valuable Player award, they were unable to escape relegation, losing 4-0 to North Geelong Warriors in the promotion-relegation playoff.

Barker-Daish joined Melbourne Knights for the 2017 season. Due to a serious hip injury his season was cut short and was unable to continue to play for the club after round 3 of the 2017 season.[1]

International careerEdit

Barker-Daish has represented his country at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Knights sign Young Socceroo as second off-season recruit". Melbourne Knights FC. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ Match report - Melbourn Heart - Gold Coast United. footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ Adelaide United snap up Barker-Daish Archived 7 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. au.fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Jake Barker-Daish - Colne FC - Colne Football Club". www.colnefootballclub.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Hard Fought Win in the Cup - Colne FC - Colne Football Club". www.colnefootballclub.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian Under 23 International Barker-Daish signs for South • South Melbourne Football Club". 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Richmond sign Barker-Daish and current New Zealand international". 2 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Jake Barker-Daish". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 May 2012.