Franco Parisi (soccer)

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Franco Parisi
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Personal information
Full name Franco Parisi
Date of birth (1983-05-03) 3 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Number 10
Youth career
2000 A.I.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Sydney Olympic 14 (4)
2001–2002 Telstar ? (?)
2002–2003 Sydney Olympic 25 (9)
2003–2004 Sydney United 19 (1)
2005 FC Baden ? (?)
2005–2006 Newcastle United Jets 9 (2)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 1 (0)
2007– APIA Leichhardt Tigers 166 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2016.

Franco Parisi (born 3 May 1983 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian footballer.


Franco plays as a striker for APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the New South Wales Premier League. At age 18, Franco spent 6 months on trial at Italian giants AC Milan and a further 6 months at English giants Tottenham Hotspur.

In 2004, Franco played at the 2004 summer Olympic games for the Olyroos. Parisi was with the Australian A-League club Newcastle United Jets for the inaugural A-League season before joining the New Zealand Knights for a season.[1]

Since 2007, he has been leading the line for NSW Premier League team APIA Leichhardt Tigers.