Joshua Brillante

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Josh Brillante
Joshua Brillante 2013.jpg
Brillante with the Young Socceroos in 2013
Personal information
Full name Joshua Brillante
Date of birth (1993-03-25) 25 March 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Bundaberg, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Right-back
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 6
Youth career
Bundaberg Waves
2006 Bundaberg Spirit
2007–2009 QAS
2009–2011 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Gold Coast United 14 (0)
2012–2014 Newcastle Jets 46 (0)
2014–2016 Fiorentina 2 (0)
2015 Empoli (loan) 1 (0)
2015–2016 Como (loan) 21 (0)
2016– Sydney FC 7 (1)
National team
2011–2013 Australia U-20 18 (2)
2014– Australia U-23 10 (1)
2013– Australia 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2016

Joshua "Josh" Brillante (born 25 March 1993) is an Australian football player who plays for Sydney FC in the A-League. Brillante holds dual citizenship due to his Italian heritage.

Club career[edit]

Gold Coast United[edit]

Brillante made his A-League debut for Gold Coast on 3 December in a 1–0 loss to the North Queensland Fury.[1]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 12 May 2012 it was announced he had signed for A-League club the Newcastle Jets.[2]

ACF Fiorentina[edit]

On 15 July 2014, it was announced that Brillante decided to join Italian Serie A club Fiorentina.[3] He made his debut for La Viola against Roma in their 2014–15 Serie A opener at the Stadio Olimpico. He was subbed after 35 minutes.

Loan to Empoli[edit]

Joshua Brillante went on loan to Empoli whom are also in the Serie A during the January 2015 mid season transfer period. [4]

Loan to Como[edit]

Initially starting the 2015–16 season on loan from Fiorentina to Empoli, Joshua Brillante signed a new loan deal on 28 August 2015 with Como of the Serie B for the remainder of the season. [5]

Joshua Brillante made his debut for Como on 12 September 2015 away to Livorno.

Sydney FC[edit]

On 12 July 2016, following a harsh learning curve in Italy, Brillante returned to the A-League, joining Sydney FC on a three-year deal.[6][7] He scored his first domestic league goal against the Brisbane Roar on 19 November that year.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 8 May 2016[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gold Coast United 2010–11 A-League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Newcastle Jets 2012–13 A-League 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2013–14 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 46 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
Fiorentina 2014–15 Serie A 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Empoli (loan) 2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Como (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Sydney FC 2016–17 A-League 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 84 0 2 0 0 0 86 0

International[edit]

As of 15 October 2014[8]
Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
Total 5 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gold Coast United

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Habermann, Vince. (2010-12-04) Brillante makes his A League debut. News-mail.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Gardiner, James. (2012-05-11) Newcastle bank on more fresh legs | Newcastle Herald. Theherald.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ "Newcastle Jets' Josh Brillante moves to Serie A's Fiorentina". The Guardian. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fiorentina loan Brillante to Empoli". Goal.com. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brillante Seals Como Switch". FourFourTwo Australia. 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sydney FC sign Aussie from Italian club". Football Federation Australia. 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Bossi, Dominic (12 July 2016). "Sydney FC signs Socceoro Joshua Brillante from Serie A club Fiorentina". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  8. ^ a b "J. Brillante". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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