Craig Moore Reveals He Has Testicular Cancer

We were sorry to hear that Craig Moore, the former Newcastle United center-back, has just undergone surgery for testicular cancer.

Craig Moore – fighting testicular cancer

The 32-year-old center-back has withdrawn from the Australian squad for next week’s World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain, and Craig has revealed his medical condition, by issuing a statement.

Craig played for Newcastle from 2005-2007, and when he played he was very good, but was nearly always injured, and during his two seasons at the club, played only 31 games in total. He was a very safe player and always played within his abilities, and therefore was a dependable defender, who put in some solid performances for our club.

Doctors treating Moore however are however upbeat, and insist the outlook for Moore is good.

Pim Verbeek, Australia’s manager, said the news had taken everybody by surprise.

“It’s always a shock to hear of a diagnosis like this but I am encouraged by the prognosis from the medical practitioner,” “I speak for the entire team in wishing him a speedy recovery.”

While Craig was at Newcastle he represented Australia in the World Cup in Germany, and was one of the Socceroos best players in that tournament, and he even scored a goal. Craig never quite managed that for Newcastle, but he garnered some good publicity for Newcastle during Australia’s good performances in the last World Cup.

We wish Craig all the best, and hope he’ll have a speedy and complete recovery.

15 comments so far

  • hitman

    Nov 12, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    all the best graig get well soon.

  • xfer

    Nov 12, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck mate.

  • Irish John

    Nov 12, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Good luck Craig..You’ll beat it

  • Ryan Peacock

    Nov 12, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    sad to hear. hope he pulls through.

  • seetow

    Nov 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    good luck mate, lance armstrong has beaten it, so can you. you’re no less a man than lance armstrong, because he sure can’t defend half as well as you can!

  • HAMMY14

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Get well soon Craig hope you still carry on playing football. Neil Harris of Millwall had it he beat it and is still playing today. All the very best mate

  • Bart

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #7

    The last time i saw him wearing black and white was at Emirates Stadium, he did well but limped off.
    No long ago, i just saw him captainised Aus.
    Good luck mate

  • Jamie G

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Get well soon craig.

  • Alan Curley

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Get well soon Craig.
    he’ll do fine, if he can succeed playing in a newcastle defence, he can conquer anything.
    Sound player and decent guy, Best of luck mate.

  • Andrew Whitaker

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Get well soon Craig

  • reillers

    Nov 12, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Good luck and get well soon.

  • Toon Graeme

    Nov 12, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Best wishes to craig. Wouldnt wish it on anyone and am sure will beat it!!

  • Allman20

    Nov 12, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Good luck mr moore!

  • ben

    Nov 12, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #14

    good luck fella you wudnt wish it on n e 1 and i hope yopu pull through

  • Obafan

    Nov 12, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Good luck Craig. I wish you and your family all the best in this difficult period!!!
    I hope to read ASAP that you beat it (I’m sure you will).


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