Josh Cavallo is an Australian soccer player known for being the first openly gay player ever. Josh, who plays as a left-back and central midfielder for the A-League Men club Adelaide United, and has also represented the Australian under-20 national team, officially announced his sexuality in October 2021. When he came out as gay, he was the only current male professional soccer player in the world to do so.
Announcing his sexuality, the athlete took to social media to write: “I’m a footballer, and I’m gay. All I want to do is play football and be treated equally. In a later interview, he confessed to battling with uncertainties about his sexuality for six years. He further added that he hopes that sharing who he is can show others who identify as LGBTQ+ that they are welcome in the football community.
Josh Cavallo’s Biography Summary
- Full Name: Joshua John Cavallo
- Date of Birth: November 13, 1999
- Place of Birth: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: Australian
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Profession: Soccer Player
- Current Team: Adelaide United
- Position: Left Back, Central Midfielder
- Net Worth: $2 million
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 70 kg
- Sexuality: Gay
- Marital Status: Single
- Instagram: joshua.cavallo
- Twitter: JoshuaCavallo
Josh Cavallo is of Italian and Maltese Descent
Joshua Cavallo was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Cavallo in Australia. It is speculated that he is of Maltese and Italian ethnicity, but it is uncertain which of his parents are Italian or Maltese.
Cavallo was born and raised in Victoria Eastland, which is the same place he began his footballing career. He reportedly has an elder brother and a younger sister. As a matter of fact, there is no available information concerning them. Not even their names are disclosed to the public. However, this does not imply that the Cavallo family is not closely knit and supportive of each other, especially to Josh.
In an exclusive interview, Josh Cavallo mentioned how his family stood by him during the trying times, especially after he came out to the whole world. He especially thanked his brother for having his back. According to Josh, despite the vile hatred some people have sent his way since he made the big announcement, he has no regrets about coming out as gay because his family has been supportive.
Josh Cavallo First Came Out As Gay to His Teammates In Their Dressing Room
Before revelaing his sexulaity to the world via social media, Josh Cavallo first came out to his teammates. While he has gone ahead to embrace his sexuality, he has failed to reveal his partner, deciding to keep information about his partner undisclosed.
Even though we do not know who this man is, we know for sure that Cavallo is still single and not yet engaged or married. The entire world is hopeful that he’ll share some information and shed more light on the personality of the man he’s currently dating soon.
The Australian Began His Footballing Career at a Young Age
Josh Cavallo had an early start in his career as a footballer. He had his junior career with both Melbourne Victory FC Youth and Melbourne City FC Youth. He also played on the Australian U 20 National Team in 2018.
On the15th ofApril 2019, Melbourne City announced that Cavallo would leave the club when his contact expires at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Josh was lucky to have been selected to join the new A-League side Western United on 24 June 2019. The club announced that he would join the team ahead of its inaugural season. He made his debut on 3 January 2020 in a 3–2 loss at his previous club. About a year later, Western United announced that Cavallo would be leaving the club on 10 February 2021.
After leaving Western City, Cavallo signed a short-term contract to play for Adelaide United. After a successful season in the 2020–21 A-League, he was offered a two-year contract extension on May 11. He was then rewarded with Adelaide United’s A-League Rising Star award for a successful 2020–2021 campaign, out of which he started 15 games and made 18 appearances. He has been playing football professionally since 2017 till date (2022).
Josh Cavallo Has a Net Worth of $2 million
The A-league player earns a salary of about $50,000 – $80,000. Rated as one of the most influential players in A-league, Josh Cavallo has an estimated net worth of about $2 million as of 2022. The primary source of his wealth is his playing career but he also earns from sponsorships and modeling gigs.
He is 5 Feet 9 Inches Tall
Josh Cavallo is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall. The soccer player is as tall as the average Aussie. Compared to an average adult man in America, Cavallo’s height can be referred to as just perfect. He has a toned slender body with a pair of dark brown eyes. He weighs 70 kg, which is an approximate of 154 lbs. Josh Cavallo is currently active on social media. You can follow him @joshua.cavallo and @JoshuaCavallo on Instagram and Twitter respectively.