Shane Stefanutto

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Shane Stefanutto
Shane Stefanutto 2012.jpg
Stefanutto with Brisbane Roar in 2012
Personal information
Full name Shane Peter Stefanutto
Date of birth (1980-01-12) 12 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 3
Youth career
Edge Hill SC
1997–1998 QAS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Brisbane Strikers 124 (1)
2004–2007 Lillestrøm 78 (1)
2008–2009 Lyn 43 (0)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 7 (0)
2010– Brisbane Roar 93 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Australia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 October 2010

Shane Stefanutto (born 12 January 1980) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a defender for Brisbane Roar.

Club career[edit]

Stefanutto playing for North Queensland Fury

Stefanutto trained at the Queensland Academy of Sport before playing for the Brisbane Strikers in the defunct National Soccer League from 1998–2004, before transferring Lillestrøm S.K. in Norway. On 26 August 2007, Stefanutto scored his first goal for LSK in his 112th match, against Aalesund. The goal came from a long-range free kick. His contract with Lillestrøm expired at the end of the 2007 season, and he played for Lyn Oslo in the 2008 season, before signing for North Queensland Fury on 5 August 2009.[1]

He sustained a potentially season-ending knee injury in a match against Perth Glory after an innocuous challenge with Adriano Pellegrino, which was presumed to be a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.[2] The injury hindered his World Cup 2010 selection hopes. On 13 April 2010, Stefanutto signed a contract with the Brisbane Roar, which would see him play there for the next three seasons.[3]

International career[edit]

On 2 November 2006 he received his first call-up to the Australian national team for an international friendly against Ghana, in London but did not play. On 24 March 2007 Stefanutto won his first international cap in a friendly match against China. He remained out of the team for more than two years before receiving a recall in Australia's final qualification match for the 2010 World Cup against Japan in June 2009.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Stefanutto is also an Italian citizen, and his family originates from the town of Latisana, near the city of Udine, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He is married to Tammy Woolf and they have two children.

A-League statistics[edit]

As of 16 March 2014
Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
North Queensland Fury 2009–10 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Brisbane Roar 2010–11 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2011–12 29 0 0 0 5 1 34 1
2012–13 28 0 0 0 1 0 29 0
2013–14 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Total 93 0 0 0 6 1 99 1
Career Total 100 0 0 0 6 1 106 1

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL and A-League seasons etc.)

Honours[edit]

Norway[edit]

Lillestrøm SK (2004–2007)

Australia[edit]

With Brisbane Roar:

References[edit]

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