Michael Marrone (born 27 January 1987) is an Australian footballer who plays for Adelaide United in the A-League.
Marrone made his professional debut on 18 December 2008 in the FIFA Club World Cup fifth-placed match against Al-Ahly. He came off the bench in the 54th minute to replace Daniel Mullen.
Adelaide United, 2008–10
On 25 January 2009, he made his A-League debut for Adelaide United against the Central Coast Mariners.
On 3 March 2009, Marrone was signed to a full senior contract for Adelaide after having played for their youth squad. He played 26 games for Adelaide United before signing with the new team Melbourne Heart.
On 30 April 2010, it was announced that Marrone had signed with new A-League club Melbourne Heart for two years. He has played regularly at right back for the new club, and missed only one game in their inaugural season, which was the third Melbourne derby. In the fourth round of the season, he scored an own goal for Heart, in a match which was to end up a 2–2 draw with Perth Glory.
After the end of his first season with Melbourne Heart, Marrone travelled to the United Kingdom to partake in trials with British clubs Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic and Celtic, and also played in a friendly match for Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion on 24 March 2011. He also attracted interest from Italian Serie A side Cagliari.
Adelaide United, 2014–
On 3 February 2014, it was announced that Marrone was signed to return to Adelaide United, after a spell with Chinese club Shanghai Shenxin. After working his way into the starting line-up, he fractured two leg bones in a match against his former club Melbourne Heart on 4 April 2014.
He received his first call-up for the full national team by coach Pim Verbeek in preparation for the match against Indonesia in Brisbane on 3 March 2010.
On 21 February 2012 he was selected to play against Saudi Arabia national football team in a World Cup qualification match.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff