In our latest episode of the revamped Footballers’ Voice, former Melbourne Victory and Socceroos goalkeeper Nathan Coe joins host Jake Barker-Daish to discuss his incredible career on the pitch and challenges he faced retiring from the sport early with a chronic back injury.

During this candid chat at Coe’s cafe in Melbourne, Coe & Coe, the former Victory stopper reveals he was a late bloomer as a goalkeeper, but quickly earned a move from Brisbane Strikers to a star-studded Inter Milan side in 2002.

From there he served his apprenticeship at PSV, before earning first-choice status for SønderjyskE in the Danish Superliga and earned call-ups for Australia’s junior national teams and the Socceroos.

But like so many footballers, Coe faced significant challenges throughout his career and; none more so than a serious back injury which brought a premature end to his days in the A-League. Having found a new post-football career in hospitality, Coe has launched several successful cafes around Australia’s culinary capital Melbourne.

You can watch the full chat between Nathan and Jake via the PFA’s YouTube below, or subscribe and listen to the Footballers’ voice via SpotifyApple and Google podcasts.

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