Brendon Santalab

Brendon Santalab was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and is a CDH Australia ambassador.


Brendon has had a successful career as a professional soccer player, and is an A-League fan favourite.

He has played internationally for multiple European and Asian clubs, and for A-League teams, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers, and Perth Glory.


Some of Brendon’s achievements include being the first ever goal scorer for the Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League and having the highest Goal-to-Minute ratio in the A-League competition – a goal scored every 70 minutes.


Read Brendon’s article about his CDH journey – It’s a miracle I lived at all

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