Michael Ferrante

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Michael Ferrante
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Personal information
Full name Michael Ferrante
Date of birth (1981-04-28) 28 April 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current club Pascoe Vale
Number 11
Youth career
Fawkner
1997–1998 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 West Ham United 0 (0)
2001–2002 Comprens Stabia 14 (0)
2002–2004 Benevento 9 (0)
2004 Fawkner Blues 8 (5)
2005–2007 Melbourne Victory 26 (1)
2007–2010 Wellington Phoenix 43 (1)
2010–2012 Richmond 45 (14)
2012– Pascoe Vale 25 (4)
National team
1997 Australia U-17 3 (0)
1999–2001 Australia U-20 10 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 September 2008

Michael Ferrante (born 28 April 1981)[1] is an Australian footballer who plays for Pascoe Vale.

Biography[edit]

He attended St. Joseph's College Melbourne from years 1992–1997 being a star week in week out for his school side. He came through the ranks at the Australian Institute of Sport and from there he moved on to the youth team at West Ham United. He captained the team in one of the games of the 9–0 aggregate FA Youth Cup Final triumph over Coventry in 1999.[2] The team included Joe Cole, Michael Carrick who went on to become established Premiership and England players plus fellow Australian and current Australian international Richard Garcia.

He had a spell in Italy with Comprensorio Stabia and Serie C side Benevento Sporting Club before returning to Australia to join Fawkner Blues in 2004. He joined Melbourne's inaugural A-League squad for season 2005–06 and featured in all of Melbourne Victory league games. Following the signings of Fred and Grant Brebner he was frozen out of the squad for the second season and struggled to make appearances. He made 21 appearances for Melbourne in 2005–06, scoring one goal, and five appearances in 2006–07.[1]

After Victory released him from his contract by mutual consent in February 2007, new A-League team Wellington Phoenix signed Ferrante on a two year deal for the start of the A-League 2007-08 season.[3][4]

In 2010, he returned home to Melbourne, signing for local club Richmond Eagles mid-season. On 12 July 2012 he announced that a major back injury would prevent him participating in the VPL for the remainder of the 2012. By mutual consent his contract was terminated and Richmond released him to sign with Pascoe Vale who sit top of League State 1 and who are managed by his brother Vitale.

A-League career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 24 February 2010
Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Melbourne Victory 2005–06 21 1 1 - - - - - - 21 1 1
2006–07 5 0 0 - - - - - - 5 0 0
Wellington Phoenix 2007–08 18 1 1 - - - - - - 18 1 1
2008–09 19 0 0 - - - - - - 19 0 0
2009–10 6 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 6 0 0
Total 69 2 2 0 0 0 - - - 69 2 2

Honours[edit]

Melbourne Victory

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michael Ferrante". ESPN FC. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The class of '99". TheFA.com. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Wellington Snap Up Four More". Australian FourFourTwo. 1 May 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Phoenix announce first signings". Queensland Football Website. 1 May 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2007. [dead link]

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