Rocky Visconte

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Rocky Visconte
Rocky Visconte 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rocco Joseph Visconte
Date of birth (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Croydon Kings
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2005 Croydon Kings
2006–2009 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Croydon Kings 10 (0)
2009–2010 Heart of Midlothian 2 (0)
2010 Ayr United (loan) 1 (0)
2010–2013 Brisbane Roar 24 (2)
2013 Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (1)
2013 Croydon Kings 2 (2)
2013 Suphanburi 5 (0)
2014– Croydon Kings 15 (4)
National team
2005 Australia U-17 13 (2)
2007–2009 Australia U-20 21 (5)
2011 Australia U-23 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rocky Visconte (born 22 April 1990) is an Australian footballer who plays for Croydon Kings in the National Premier Leagues South Australia.

Club career[edit]

Croydon Kings[edit]

In 2005 he made his first senior appearance for local South Australian Premier League club Croydon Kings. He went on the make 10 appearances.

Hearts[edit]

On 19 September 2006 Visconte was signed by Heart of Midlothian on a three-year contract along with fellow Australian Ryan McGowan, after impressing then Hearts youth coach, Darren Murray, in a trial.[1]

On 9 January 2010, he made his first team debut for Hearts against Aberdeen, as the starting left fullback in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.Visconte then made his first appearance as a substitute in the 3-0 home defeat to Aberdeen. Visconte's first league debut came away to St Johnstone in Jim Jefferies first game back in charge.[2][3][4]

Ayr United[edit]

On 3 February 2010, he was loaned out by Hearts to second division club, Ayr United, joining Ryan McGowan who was also on loan. The move was initiated to find regular game time.[5][6][7][8]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 6 May 2010, after turning down a new Hearts contract, Visconte returned home to Australia to sign with A-League club Brisbane Roar.[9] Visconte was given the number 14 for Brisbane. He has scored 2 goals for the Roar in is three seasons, playing 24 games, starting 7 and playing a total of 808 minutes. Rocky played a big part in winning the 2010-11 Grand Final against Central Coast, he set up the corner that led to Brisbane scoring a goal to make the score 2-2 in extra time which led to penalties. Roar won the penalties 4-2. Almost one year later, on his 22nd birthday his team Brisbane Roar won the Grand Final against Perth Glory 2-1. On 8 January 2013, Brisbane Roar announced that they had mutually agreed with Visconte to terminate his contract effective immediately.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

Following his mutual termination he began negotiations with Western Sydney Wanderers FC, joining the club on 9 January on a short term contract. He will wear the number 16 jersey. Visconte, along with teammates Tarek Elrich, Joey Gibbs and Dino Kresinger were released by the Wanderers at the conclusion of the 2012-13 A-League season.[10][11]

Honors[edit]

With Brisbane Roar:

With Western Sydney Wanderers:

Personal life[edit]

On 9 April 2010, Visconte was robbed at knife-point by a gang of three men near Fountain Park in Edinburgh and was robbed of £300.[12]

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

  • International Cor Groenewegen Tournament (U-20): 2009

References[edit]

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