Josh Cavallo Biography – Josh Cavallo Wiki
Josh Cavallo (full name Joshua John Cavallo) is an Australian professional association footballer. Cavallo currently plays as a left-back and central midfielder for Adelaide United. The Victoria native has represented the Australian under-20 national team. He played his football youth career with the Melbourne Victory and the Melbourne City. He started his senior career with the Melbourne City NPL in the 2017–2018 season. Cavallo made 54 appearances for the Melbourne City NPL and scored 6 goals. On April 15, 2019, it was announced by Melbourne City that he would leave the club at the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2018–19 season.
Two months later, on June 24, 2019, Western United announced that Cavallo would join the club ahead of its inaugural season. On January 3, 2020, Cavallo made his debut for Western United in a 3–2 loss to Melbourne City (Josh Cavallo’s previous club). Cavallo came on as a substitute for fellow Australian Apostolos Stamatelopoulos on the 71st-minute. Cavallo won a penalty after he was fouled by now Sutton United’s goalkeeper Dean Anthony Bouzanis. The penalty was converted by Kosovo Albanian Besart Berisha. In February 2021, he left Western United.
On February 18, 2021, he signed a short-term contract with Adelaide United. After two months with the club, Cavallo signed a two-year contract extension. After a tremendous 2020–21 campaign, Cavallo was honored with Adelaide United’s A-League Rising Star award. He made 18 appearances for the club.
Josh Cavallo Age
He was born on November 13, 1999, in Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia.
Josh Cavallo Partner
Is Josh Cavallo married? His marriage is unclear. Josh Cavallo’s partner is unclear.
Josh Cavallo Gay
In October 2021, the Adelaide United player came out as gay. Cavallo is the only known current top-flight professional footballer to come out as gay. Cavallo said in a video posted on Adelaide United’s official website, “I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” “All I want to do is play football and be treated equally. I’m tired of trying to perform at the best of your ability and to live this double life, it’s exhausting. I thought that people would think of me differently when they found out. They would start treating me differently. They would start saying bad things about me or making fun out of me. That’s not the case. If anything, you would earn more respect from people.”
“I have been fighting my sexuality for over six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest,” He added in a statement on his Twitter account. “For the people that know me personally, you’ll know I’m a private person. Growing up, I always felt the need to hide myself because I was ashamed. “Ashamed I would never be able to do what I loved and be gay. Hiding who I truly am, to pursue a dream I always wished for as a kid, to play football and be treated equally never felt like a reality.
“Being a gay closeted footballer, I’ve had to learn to mask my feelings in order to fit the mould of a professional footballer. Growing up being gay and playing football were just two worlds that hadn’t crossed paths before. I’ve lived my life assuming that this was a topic never to be spoken about. I hope that in sharing who I am, I can show others who identify as LGBTQ+ that they are welcome in the football community.” He added.
Cavallo has received support from the football arena, football teams, and fellow professional players, his current club, said in a statement via Adelaide United’s website, “Adelaide United, not only as a football club, but as the embodiment of an inclusive community, supports a remarkable and brave person. We stand alongside Josh for proudly being true to himself and will continue to love and support him as a member of our beautifully diverse family.”
Barcelona and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué tweeted, “Hey @JoshuaCavallo, I don’t have the pleasure to know you personally but I want to thank you for this step that you take. The world of football is far behind and you are helping us move forward.” FC Barcelona also tweeted, “THANK YOU, @JoshuaCavallo, for taking a huge step forward! Your courage contributes to normalizing diversity in the world of sports.”
Josh Cavallo Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Josh Cavallo Net Worth
Josh Cavallo’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
Josh Cavallo Instagram
His Instagram handle is @joshua.cavallo