John Buonavoglia

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John Buonavoglia
Personal information
Full name John Buonavoglia
Date of birth (1975-10-19) 19 October 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position(s) striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 St George Saints ? (?)
1997–1999 APIA Leichhardt 48 (17)
1998–2000 Newcastle Breakers 62 (22)
2000–2001 Newcastle United Jets 28 (7)
2001–2004 Parramatta Power 59 (23)
2004 Dulwich Hill 7 (3)
2004–2005 Sydney Olympic ? (?)
2005 Sydney FC 3 (0)
2006 Marconi Stallions ? (?)
2006–2012 Balmain Tigers ? (?)
National team
2005 Australia beach soccer team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2007

John Buonavoglia (born 19 October 1975) is an Australian footballer.


Buonavoglia played for a number of NSW clubs including NSL side Parramatta Power. He signed for Sydney FC in 2005 shortly after the mutual termination of defender Steve Laurie's contract. Prior to this, Buonavoglia made a number of short-term contract appearances for the club, most notably in the Oceania Club Championship 2004-05.

Following his first A-League start on 30 October, 2005 against the Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC were informed by Football Federation Australia of a "mix up over his registration papers"[1] which prevented him from making another appearance. Bounovoglia however, made an appearance in the FIFA Club World Championship 2005 in Japan.

Buonavoglia now plays with Balmain FC in NSW State League 1. Buonavoglia represented Australia in 2005 at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Buonavoglia is remembered by Newcastle Breakers' fans for collecting the ball from deep inside his own half and embarking on a mazy run, beating many defenders before crossing from the byline to the near post for Andy Harper to head the ball into the net.


  1. ^ "Mariners need "hell" of a game: Spencer". 4 November 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2007.

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