South Melbourne FC is pleased to announce that it has promoted Under 20s Golden Boot Winner Giordano Marafioti to the senior roster for the 2017 NPL Victoria season.
Marafioti had a break-out season in the club’s Under 20s team in 2016, scoring 14 times and proving to be one of the dangerous forwards in the league. His explosive speed and ability to find the back of the net throughout pre-season, has seen Chris Taylor promote him to be part of the senior squad for the season ahead.
Marafioti is also the seventh former South youth player to join the squad and will link up in the attacking third with former juniors Milos Lujic, Marcus Schroen and Stefan Zinni.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Football Director Nicholas Maikousis was pleased with the elevation. “Giordano has worked extremely hard over pre-season and impressed the entire football department with his form over the summer. His ability to work hard and listen to his coaches and senior teammates has seen him earn the opportunity to be part of the senior squad. ”
We’d like to congratulate Marafioti on his elevation and look forward to seeing him a part of the senior squad in 2017.