Adam D'Apuzzo

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Adam D'Apuzzo
Adam DApuzzo WSW.jpg
D'Apuzzo playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Adam Leonard D'Apuzzo
Date of birth (1986-10-20) 20 October 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Back / Central Midfielder
Youth career
St George Saints
Sydney Olympic
NSWIS
Marconi Stallions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Marconi Stallions 26 (2)
2006–2011 Newcastle Jets 102 (0)
2011–2012 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 26 (0)
2012–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 48 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Australia U-23 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:24, 21 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2010

Adam Leonard D'Apuzzo (born 20 October 1986) is an Australian association football player who plays as a left-back. He is currently without a club following his release from Western Sydney Wanderers.

Biography[edit]

He has previously played for the Marconi Stallions in the NSW Premier League competition. D'Apuzzo's brother is former Central Coast Mariners midfielder David D'Apuzzo. D'Apuzzo attended Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill, Sydney, Australia with his brother and former Sydney FC striker Ben Vidaic. He was the captain of the football team. D'Apuzzo also studies commerce, majoring in finance and accounting, at the University of NSW.[1]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

He signed a contract with the Newcastle Jets in 2006. He made his debut for the first team squad on 1 September 2006 against the Queensland Roar at Energy Australia Stadium. In his first season he played 11 games and scored 1 goal. He became a regular at left back. On 18 February 2011 it was announced that he would leave the club and return to his home town of Sydney.[2] He played over 102 games for the Jets over 5 years with the club. He trialed with Sydney FC on his return to Sydney.[3]

APIA Leichhardt[edit]

On 20 June 2011, it was announced that he had signed for APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the NSW Premier League until the remainder of the 2011 season.[4]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

D'Apuzzo had effectively retired from professional football, deciding to concentrate on his accounting career, when Tony Popovic offered D'Apuzzo a contract with the newly formed Western Sydney Wanderers. D'Apuzzo earned the starting left fullback position and established himself in the starting 11.

He left the wanderers in 2014 after not agreeing to terms to a new contractual offer made by the wanderers in December 2014. Within his two seasons at the club, he made a total of 49 appearances.[5]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 16 March 2014
Club Season League Cup Asia1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle Jets 2006–07 10 0 6 0 - - 16 0
2007–08 19 0 5 0 - - 24 0
2008–09 20 0 3 0 6 0 29 0
2009–10 27 0 - - - - 27 0
2010–11 26 0 - - - - 26 0
Total 102 0 14 0 6 0 122 0
Western Sydney Wanderers 2012–13 23 0 - - - - 23 0
2013–14 21 0 - - 1 0 22 0
Total 44 0 - - 1 0 45 0
Career total 146 0 14 0 7 0 167 0

1 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season ending during group stages (i.e. ACL 2009 and A-League season 2008–2009 etc.)

Honours[edit]

With Newcastle Jets:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/sport/football-soccer/adam-dapuzzo-crunching-the-numbers/1908254.aspx
  2. ^ Gardiner, James (19 February 2011). "D'Apuzzo leaves Jets for Sydney". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "D’Apuzzo trials with Sydney FC". Sydney FC. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Stavroulakis, Mark (20 June 2011). "Adam D’Apuzzo snapped up by Tigers". NSW Premier League. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wanderers confirm string of player departures". Football Federation Australia. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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