Dez Giraldi

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Dez Giraldi
Personal information
Full name Dezmon Wallace Giraldi
Date of birth (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Wollongong, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Corrimal SC
1994 Wollongong Wolves
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Empoli
2005 Cuoiopelli Cappiano (loan) 26 (14)
2005–2006 Central Coast Mariners (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Adelaide United (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Adelaide United 11 (1)
2008 Wollongong FC 5 (2)
2008 Sydney FC (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Dandaloo FC
2012 Tarrawanna
National team
2003 Australia U-17 7 (2)
2006 Australia U-23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2007

Dezmon "Dez" Wallace Giraldi (born 24 March 1986 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia) is a former footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Giraldi signed with A-League club Adelaide United for the 2006-07 season, after a four-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners during the 2005-06 A-League season. He has represented Australia at Under-17 and Under-23 level, while also being part of Empoli's squad in the Italian Serie A. Giraldi gave up his squad number when Romario arrived in Adelaide so the Brazilian could wear the #11 he had worn all his career. Dez got the #23 he wanted when he first came to the club.

He was released by Adelaide United at the end of the 2007–2008 season. He moved to NSW Premier League club Wollongong Wolves before signing a six-week loan contract with A-League club Sydney FC to replace the injured Brendon Santalab.[2] In an interview, Giraldi spoke about depression and anxiety, which he had experienced.[3]


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