Shayne D'Cunha

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Shayne D'Cunha
Shayne D'Cunha.jpg
D'Cunha playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2016
Personal information
Full name Shayne Warren Tiber D’Cunha
Date of birth (1996-04-01) 1 April 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Blacktown City
Youth career
0000–2014 Blacktown City
2014–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Blacktown City 19 (2)
2015–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (0)
2016 Western Sydney Wanderers Reserves 10 (1)
2016– Blacktown City 19 (2)
National team
2014 Australia U-20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 April 2015

Shayne Warren Tiber D'Cunha (born 1 April 1996) is an Indian born-Australian professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Blacktown City in the National Premier Leagues.

Career[edit]

Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in India, D'Cunha moved to Sydney, Australia with his parents in 2000 when he was four years old.[1] His parents moved their family to Australia in order to give their children a better chance at life. D'Cunha started playing football at the local level at the age of five or six and soon choose it as his sport of preference over cricket.[1] Eventually, D'Cunha joined the youth ranks of the Western Sydney Wanderers and played for Blacktown City.[2]

D'Cunha was one of three players released by the Wanderers on 1 June 2016, along with Daniel Alessi and Alusine Fofanah.[3]

In September 2016 D'Cunha joined Wellington Phoenix on trial.[4]

International[edit]

D'Cunha has stated that had he thought about representing India internationally but after getting capped by Australia at the under-20 level, he pledged his allegiance to Australia.[1]

Personal[edit]

Shayne D'Cunha attended the prestigious selective secondary school, North Sydney Boys High School in Crows Nest (North Shore) and graduated in 2014. He is one of the most recent alumni for the school, having represented Australia at an international level.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Blacktown City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hill, Simon (7 April 2015). "Shayne D’Cunha the latest Indian-Australian to pick football over cricket". FOX Sports Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shayne D'Cunha | A Reflection". Western Sydney Wanderers. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Transfer news: Wanderers release young trio". A-League. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Prichard, Greg (16 September 2016). "Phoenix coach Merrick sizes up Blacktown defender D'Cunha". The World Game. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

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