|Full name||Alvin Warren Ceccoli|
|Date of birth||5 August 1974|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Playing position||Left Back/Wing Back|
|Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC|
|2008||Central Coast Mariners||6||(0)|
|2008||Adelaide United FC||0||(0)|
|2008–||Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC||41||(12)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 January 2008.
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.
Alvin Ceccoli is of Sammarinese heritage. 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. 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. 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. Staying locally, he has joined Illawarra Premier League club Dandaloo FC for 2008.
Club career statistics
|1995/96||Wollongong Wolves||National Soccer League||16||2|
|1998/99||AEK Athens||Alpha Ethniki||0||0|
|1999/00||Wollongong Wolves||National Soccer League||27||2|
|2002/03||Parramatta Power||National Soccer League||3||0|
|2007||Avispa Fukuoka||J. League 2||34||1|
|2007/08||Central Coast Mariners||A-League||3||0|
International career statistics
|Australia national team|
|1||28 September 1998||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia||Cook Islands||8–0||16–0||1998 OFC Nations Cup|
With Central Coast Mariners:
With Sydney FC:
With Wollongong Wolves:
- "Ceccoli trades Sydney for Japan". 16 January 2007.
- Ceccoli back as 'ancient mariner'
- Zalunardo, P (20 March 2008). "Ceccoli chooses family over contract". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
- Zalunardo, P (21 March 2008). "Battle for A-League star lasts just a day". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
- Alvin Ceccoli at National-Football-Teams.com