\u201cName: Jason Cummings\nNickname: Cumdog\n\nShrewsbury Town #FACup hero @Jasoncummings35 proved himself to be quite the character when at Hibernian \ud83d\ude02\u201d
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In a September Q+A hosted on the Socceroos' official Instagram, Cummings said it was a nickname he earned while he fought a professional wrestler called Grado at the Scottish football club Hibernian.
"He came in and he was giving it the big one, so I chucked on the spandex, put 'Cumdog' on the chest and I battered him," he said.
“The rest was history. Everyone’s called me Cumdog since then but now I’m in Australia, everyone is calling me the Cumdingo. So the Cumdog or Cumdingo, no problem.”
\u201c"Finished off my dinner. Buzzin'" \ud83d\ude06\n\nJason Cummings with one of the all-time great post-match interviews after scoring on his #Socceroos debut \ud83d\ude05\n\n\ud83c\udfa5: @10FootballAU \n\n#NZLvAUS #Socceroos #GiveIt100\u201d
While he was born and raised in Scotland, he is eligible to represent Australia at an international level because he holds dual citizenship through his Aussie mother.
He explained: “Scotland never qualify for World Cups. I always had in the back of my head, coming to Australia and playing for the national team. I love Australia. It’s an honour to be here. Obviously, with my mum being born here and stuff, and my brother being here, we’ve always had a nice soft spot for Australia. Even my mum’s house is full of Australia merchandise. It’s a big part of our family.”
He recently joined the A-League Men with Central Coast Mariners and scored on his international debut in September.
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