Michael Cockerill
Born(1960-11-20)20 November 1960
Adelaide, Australia
Died31 August 2017(2017-08-31) (aged 56)
Bellingen, Australia

Michael Cockerill (20 November 1960 – 31 August 2017) was an investigative Australian football (soccer) journalist who wrote for Fairfax newspapers, Fox Sports and formerly C7 Sport. He was also a football pundit and match commentator and appeared regularly on the football show Fox Sports FC.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame.[1]

It was announced that he had died from illness, just before the Japan–Australia World Cup qualifier on 31 August 2017.[2]

He has been honoured by the Football Federation Australia through the award of the Michael Cockerill Medal, recognizing the standout National Premier Leagues performer in each season's FFA Cup competition.[3]


  1. ^ 2011 Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame Archived 3 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fairfax Media football columnist Michael Cockerill dies, aged 56
  3. ^ "Avondale ace Kamsoba claims Fox Sports' new FFA Cup honour". Football Federation Australia. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.