Scott Ollerenshaw (born 9 February 1968) is a former Australian football (soccer) player, best known for his appearances for his country’s national side in the late 1980s.
A prominent forward and winger, Scott Ollerenshaw played for several clubs including St George Saints and Sydney Olympic in Australia’s National Soccer League before heading overseas. He had a season with Walsall FC in England before becoming a popular overseas player for Sabah FA in Malaysia’s M-League. Scoring more than a goal a game in four seasons with Sabah FA, Ollerenshaw twice won the Malaysian Golden Boot and earned the nickname ‘The Ginger Maradona’. After returning home to Australia to join National Soccer League club, Northern Spirit FC, he was forced to retire at the age of 31 because of a serious hip injury.
As a 19-year-old, Ollerenshaw was capped in 1987 by his St George Saints manager Frank Arok who was also the national coach. Ollerenshaw played in the 1988 Gold Cup in Sydney, which marked the Australian Bicentenary and included a shock 4–1 victory over Argentina. Later that year, Ollerenshaw also played in the football tournament at the1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Ollerenshaw now runs his own sports tourism business in Sabah which specializes in organizing junior and senior football tours & tournaments . The tours has included taking the Malaysian u23 & Senior National teams on tours to Australia & Asia . Golf & Lawn Bowls are also included in the sports tourism programme . (www.borneosportsholidays.com)
Ollie also appears on Malaysian television as a pundit for Astro SuperSport for their football programmes including the English Premier League .
Ollerenshaw has evolved into player management for Aussie players venturing into Asia which has included involvement in Adam Griffiths to Malaysia and Bernie Ibini & Daniel McBreen to China .
Most recently Ollerenshaw facilitated the deal between Football Queensland & Football Association Malaysia resulting in Malaysia u23 National Teams historical inclusion into the 2014 Queensland NPL.
Full name Scott Ollerenshaw
Date of birth 9 February 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position striker
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 St George 93 (30)
1989–1991 Sydney Olympic 33 (3)
1991–1992 APIA Leichhardt 24 (3)
1992–1993 Walsall FC 20 (4)
1993 APIA Leichhardt 5 (0)
1994–1998 Sabah 106 (110)
– Northern Spirit 8 (4)
1987–1989 Australia 14 (2)