Alvin Ceccoli

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Alvin Ceccoli
Personal information
Full name Alvin Warren Ceccoli
Date of birth (1974-08-05) 5 August 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Playing position Left Back/Wing Back
Club information
Current team
Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC
Youth career
APIA Leichhardt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Wollongong Wolves 82 (12)
1999 AEK Athens 4 (1)
1999–2002 Wollongong Wolves 74 (5)
2002–2004 Parramatta Power 54 (2)
2004 Dapto FC 21 (15)
2004–2005 Wollongong City 15 (6)
2005–2007 Sydney FC 43 (2)
2007 Avispa Fukuoka 34 (1)
2008 Central Coast Mariners 6 (0)
2008 Adelaide United FC 0 (0)
2008– Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC 41 (12)
National team
1998–2006 Australia Australia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2006

Alvin Warren Ceccoli IPA: [ˈælˌvɪn ˈtʃekoːli] (born 5 August 1974 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian footballer who played for three A-League clubs (Sydney FC, Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United) and was capped internationally for Australia.

Club career[edit]

Alvin Ceccoli is of Sammarinese heritage.[1] Alvin started his National Soccer League (NSL) career at Wollongong Wolves in 1995 as a 21-year old. He played 156 matches in the National Soccer League, punctuated by a short stint in Greece with AEK Athens FC. He won successive NSL Championships with Wollongong in 1998/99 and 1999/2000 before joining Parramatta Power, becoming part of the losing grand final side in 2003/04.

He was one of seven players signed by Sydney FC from the defunct NSL. Ceccoli's first season at the glamour club was a rebirth for his career. Alvin not only became one of the strongest defenders in the league, but also earned his second national team cap against Bahrain in a qualifying match for the Asian Cup in 2007, as a reward for an excellent season with Sydney FC. During the second season with Sydney however, he had some disagreements with new coach Terry Butcher which soured his relationship with the club, and he sought a move elsewhere.

A transfer to Japanese second division team Avispa Fukuoka allowed him to reunite with former Sydney coach Pierre Littbarski, and was formally released by Sydney on 16 January 2007.[2] He spent close to a year at Avispa and was released at the end of the season.

On 3 January 2008 Ceccoli signed a contract for the remainder of the A-League season with Central Coast Mariners FC as cover for Dean Heffernan, his contract running until after the 2008 Grand Final on 25 February.[3] Ceccoli agreed on 20 January 2008 to sign with rival A-League club Adelaide United for their 2008 AFC Champions League campaign beginning in March. It would be his third A-League club in as many years, but was notably absent from Adelaide's first two ACL matches. On 20 March 2008 it was revealed he had left the club to return home to Wollongong to be close to his young family.[4] Staying locally, he has joined Illawarra Premier League club Dandaloo FC for 2008.[5]

Club career statistics[edit]

[6]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Australia League
1995/96 Wollongong Wolves National Soccer League 16 2
1996/97 24 2
1997/98 27 7
1998/99 15 1
Greece League
1998/99 AEK Athens Alpha Ethniki 0 0
Australia League
1999/00 Wollongong Wolves National Soccer League 27 2
2000/01 24 2
2001/02 23 1
2002/03 Parramatta Power National Soccer League 3 0
2003/04 21 2
2004 Wollongong Wolves 0 0
2005/06 Sydney A-League 21 1
2006/07 19 1
Japan League
2007 Avispa Fukuoka J. League 2 34 1
Australia League
2007/08 Central Coast Mariners A-League 3 0
Country Australia 253 21
Greece 0 0
Japan 34 1
Total 287 22

International career statistics[edit]

Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 4 1
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 2 0
Total 6 1

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 September 1998 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia  Cook Islands 8–0 16–0 1998 OFC Nations Cup

Honours[edit]

With Central Coast Mariners:

With Sydney FC:

With Wollongong Wolves:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Ceccoli trades Sydney for Japan". 16 January 2007. 
  3. ^ Ceccoli back as 'ancient mariner'
  4. ^ Zalunardo, P (20 March 2008). "Ceccoli chooses family over contract". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Zalunardo, P (21 March 2008). "Battle for A-League star lasts just a day". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 April 2008. 
  6. ^ Alvin Ceccoli at National-Football-Teams.com

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