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

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 26)
Place of birth Bundaberg, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder, Right-back
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
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)
2015Empoli (loan) 1 (0)
2015–2016Como (loan) 21 (0)
2016–2019 Sydney FC 76 (3)
2019– Melbourne City 4 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Australia U-20 18 (2)
2014–2016 Australia U-23 10 (1)
2013– Australia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2017

Club careerEdit

Gold Coast UnitedEdit

Brillante made his A-League debut for Gold Coast on 3 December in a 1–0 loss to the North Queensland Fury.[2]

Newcastle JetsEdit

On 12 May 2012 it was announced he had signed for A-League club the Newcastle Jets.[3]

ACF FiorentinaEdit

On 15 July 2014, it was announced that Brillante decided to join Italian Serie A club Fiorentina.[4] 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 EmpoliEdit

Joshua Brillante went on loan to Empoli whom are also in the Serie A during the January 2015 mid season transfer period. [5]

Loan to ComoEdit

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. [6]

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

Sydney FCEdit

On 12 July 2016 Brillante returned to the A-League, joining Sydney FC on a three-year deal.[7][8] He scored his first domestic league goal against the Brisbane Roar on 19 November that year. He scored his second goal of the season against Perth Glory in the semi final.

Melbourne CityEdit

At the end of his contract with Sydney FC, Brillante was in talks to extend, but in the end was signed by Melbourne City, reportedly on a multi-year season contract.[9]

International careerEdit

In May 2018 he was named in Australia’s preliminary 26 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 16 December 2017[11]
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
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Como (loan) 2015–16 Serie B 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Sydney FC 2016–17 A-League 26 2 5 0 0 0 31 2
2017–18 26 1 5 0 6 0 37 1
2018–19 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 61 3 0 0 6 0 77 3
Career total 145 3 10 0 0 6 161 3

InternationalEdit

As of 15 October 2014[11]
Australia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
Total 5 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J. Brillante". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ Habermann, Vince. (2010-12-04) Brillante makes his A League debut. News-mail.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ Gardiner, James. (2012-05-11) Newcastle bank on more fresh legs | Newcastle Herald. Theherald.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  4. ^ "Newcastle Jets' Josh Brillante moves to Serie A's Fiorentina". The Guardian. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Fiorentina loan Brillante to Empoli". Goal.com. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Brillante Seals Como Switch". FourFourTwo Australia. 28 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Sydney FC sign Aussie from Italian club". Football Federation Australia. 12 July 2016.
  8. ^ Bossi, Dominic (12 July 2016). "Sydney FC signs Socceoro Joshua Brillante from Serie A club Fiorentina". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  9. ^ Lewis, Dave (3 July 2019). "Melbourne City snatch Brillante from under Sydney's noses on monster deal". The World Game. SBS.
  10. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  11. ^ a b "J. Brillante". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2014.

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