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Trent McClenahan
Personal information
Full name Trent James McClenahan
Date of birth 4 February 1985 (1985-02-04) (age 25)
Place of birth    Chipping Norton, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current club Hamilton Academical
Number 22
Youth career
2001–2002 Parramatta Power
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
West Ham United
Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
Hereford United
Hamilton Academical
002 00(0)
008 00(0)
029 00(0)
064 00(2)
027 00(0)   
National team2
Australia U-20
Australia U-23
009 00(0)
017 00(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11:28, 17 July 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 14:13, 25 January 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Trent McClenahan (born 4 February 1985) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premier League. McClenahan has been capped for the Olyroos and represented Australia at the Beijing Olympics.


Club career

He was born in Chipping Norton, New South Wales and was a student at Westfields Sports High School, playing for several local youth teams.


West Ham United

At the age of 16 he left Australia and signed for West Ham United after impressing in trials. He made his league debut against Crewe Alexandra in August 2004[1], the first of three first team appearances for the club. [2]

MK Dons

He went out on loan to Milton Keynes Dons in March 2005, which was extended for the duration of the 2005–06 season. In all he made over 40 first team appearances for MK Dons.

Hereford United

McClenahan was released by West Ham United at the end of the 2005–06 season and signed for Hereford United in August 2006. He settled into the first team in the right-back position, and despite being in competition for the position with Simon Travis, went on to make 30 first team appearances scoring once. He was in and out of the Hereford side in the early part of the 2007–08 season due to his international commitments, but managed to score his second goal for the club against Lincoln City. Thereafter he featured in every first team match as Hereford gained promotion to League One.

He was offered a new contract, but declined.

Hamilton Academical

He signed for Hamilton Academical on 19 September 2008. Voted "Mr 100%" in his first season at Hamilton.[3]

International career

McClenahan captained the Australia U20 side and was part of the squad for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship although the team failed to progress past the group stages, he did play in all 3 games. In November 2006 he was called up to train with the full team for a game against Ghana.

He was then called up into the Australia U23 squad. He recently featured in the Australian team that reached the final of the Intercontinental Cup. He was selected for the Olympics in Beijing.


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