Philip Micallef is a retired sports journalist who has worked full time for Fairfax (Illawarra Mercury) and News Ltd (Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph). He also was a long-time contributor to SBS (The World Game).
He has covered many important football events such as the World Cup, the European Championships, the Copa America, the UEFA and AFC Champions League tournaments plus dozens of Socceroos, the National League, and the A-League matches.
He also has interviewed enough top footballers to be able to compile a strong ‘World XI’. He is the author of 'The World Cup Story, An Australian View' (1994), as well as 'Quote, Unquote' (2022).
Philip, who was born in Malta, migrated to Australia in 1981 and lives in Sydney.