Get to know: Jesse Daley


He’s a proud Queenslander, a former Young Roar captain, a lifelong Brisbane Roar fan and he’s now fulfilled a childhood dream to represent the Club in the A-League.

Jesse Daley made his A-League debut in our Round 1 clash against Melbourne City, before earning the praises of Head Coach Warren Moon after an influential display off the bench in the Round 2 win against the Victory.

Here’s your chance to get to know a little bit more about new recruit Jesse Daley

Age: 23
Position: Midfielder
A-League games: 2
Former clubs: South Melbourne (NPL), Tacoma Defiance (USA)

What was it like making your debut for the club?
It was unreal. It’s a dream come true and something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It was a pretty cool feeling having family & friends there too, especially at the end of the game – it’s something I’m not used to having been overseas for a couple of years so that was nice.


Great to be a part of your first win for the club last weekend too?
It was good for us to get our first points on the board. Going to a club like Melbourne Victory and getting three points will give us plenty of confidence. We have a good, competitive squad so when you get your chance you have to be ready to take it and thankfully we won on Saturday night.

How are you finding life back in Australia and back in Brisbane?
It’s good being back home, back under Moony. There’s a great set of lads here and I’m really just looking forward to the rest of the season.

What was your first club as a junior?
Lions FC.

Were you always a midfielder?
I was always a striker or a midfielder – I scored a few goals when I was younger.


Which player did you idolise as a kid?
I loved Steven Gerrard. Liverpool is the team I supported, and he is the best midfielder ever – he’s got everything.

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Favourite movie?
Step Brothers.

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be?
Jurgen Klopp, Will Ferrell & Margot Robbie.