Friday, 9 March 2012 10:40 AM
South Melbourne FC is delighted to announce the return of Gianni De Nittis to Lakeside Stadium for the 2012 Victorian Premier League season.
Gianni De Nittis returns to Lakeside after being released by former coach Eddie Krncevic in May 2011 and joining Northcote City for the remainder of last season.
De Nittis was one of the inaugural players in the South squad in 2005 when the Club returned to the Victorian Premier League and will always be remembered for scoring South’s winning goal against Altona Magic in the 2006 Victorian Premier League Grand Final.
In his previous stint with the Club, he made 117 League appearances and scored 31 League goals. Four of his 31 League goals were in one famous afternoon on ANZAC Day in 2010 against Hume City at Broadmeadows Valley Park, where he joined an elite list of only nine South Melbourne FC players to have scored four goals for the Club in a League match.
Coach Tsolakis will look to use De Nittis as a support to Trent Rixon up front this season, with the two having already linked up together at Northcote City last year.
We wish Gianni all the best for 2012 and beyond