James Virgili

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James Virgili
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Virgili playing for the Australian under-18 team in 2009
Personal information
Full name James Robert Virgili
Date of birth (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Newcastle, Australia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Broadmeadow Magic
Number 7
Youth career
Broadmeadow Magic
2007–2008 NSWIS
2008–2013 Newcastle Jets
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Newcastle Jets 55 (0)
2012 Newcastle Jets Youth 10 (7)
2016- Broadmeadow Magic 20 (19)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U-17 6 (1)
2010–2011 Australia U-20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2010

James Robert Virgili (born 8 July 1992 in Newcastle, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who last played for A-League club Newcastle Jets.

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 4 January 2009, he made his senior debut as a substitute against Wellington Phoenix.[1] This also made him the youngest player in A-League history to make his debut at 16 years and 180 days.[2] Virgili broke into the first team in the 2012/13 Hyunadai A-League season. He is now a regular starter known for his very high speed and his ability to get past players with his amazing skills and ball control. This benefits Strikers such as Emile Heskey and Ryan Griffiths.

Virgili was given a trial at Scottish Club Celtic, it was revealed that Celtic were keeping tabs on the young Australian.[3]


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