Daniel Mullen Biography

Australian soccer playerFor persons of a similar name, see Daniel Mullen (disambiguation).

Daniel John Mullen (born 26 October 1989) is an Australian soccer player who last played for Wellington Phoenix. He played as a centre back and a right back. Daniel is the cousin of Matthew Mullen and son of Joe Mullen, a former Socceroo.


  • 1 Club career
    • 1.1 Adelaide United
    • 1.2 Dalian Aerbin
    • 1.3 Melbourne Victory
    • 1.4 Western Sydney Wanderers
    • 1.5 Newcastle Jets
    • 1.6 Wellington Phoenix
  • 2 International career
  • 3 Honours
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Club career

Adelaide United

Mullen playing for Adelaide United.

Mullen joined United for the 2008–09 A-League season. On 26 July 2008 he made his debut for Adelaide United in a 0–0 against Newcastle Jets in the Pre-Season Cup. He has since gone on to win a place in the team in the league and also featured against Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League. He played in Adelaide's Champions league semi final's 1st leg 3–0 victory over Uzbekistan outfit Bunyodkor and was surely the best game in his short career.

In November 2008 Daniel signed a new two-year deal with Adelaide keeping him at the club until the end of the 2010–11 season. Mullen began to hold down a regular starting spot at right back for Adelaide including starting the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup game for the South Australian team in which he scored the equalising goal against Waitakere United. Mullen scored his first league goal for Adelaide with a powerful header in the 3–2 victory over North Queensland Fury in Townsville in Round 4. He had some trouble holding a spot the first team squad with Robert Cornthwaite and Iain Fyfe regularly used at centre back.

Dalian Aerbin

In July 2012 Mullen signed a two-year deal with Dalian Aerbin in the Chinese Super League.

Melbourne Victory

Daniel Mullen Joined Melbourne Victory on loan for the second half of the 2012–13 season.

Western Sydney Wanderers

On 3 February 2014 he signed, along with Golgol Mebrahtu, with Western Sydney Wanderers. However, since there were no spaces remaining in the club's A-League squad, Mullen was only eligible to participate in Western Sydney Wanderers' 2014 AFC Champions League campaign during the 2013–14 season. On 18 March 2014, following a long-term injury to Golgol Mebrahtu, Mullen was added to Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League squad. Mullen parted ways with the Wanderers on 30 January 2015.

Newcastle Jets

On 31 January 2015, Mullen joined Newcastle Jets. On 10 May 2017, he was released by Newcastle Jets, along with another seven off-contract players.

Wellington Phoenix

On 9 August 2017, Mullen joined Wellington Phoenix on a one-year deal.

International career

Mullen debuted for the Australian national team in a qualifying match for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup against Kuwait in March 2009.

In 2021, he fully retired his soccer career to teach Physical Education at St Peter's College, Adelaide, Australia


Western Sydney Wanderers
  • AFC Champions League: 2014


    External links

    • Adelaide United profile
    • FFA – Young Socceroos profile
    Daniel Mullen