Cristian Volpato is an uprising football sensation who plays for Serie A club Roma. His remarkable rise in football continued as he scored his first Serie A goal for Roma in their 2-2 draw against Verona on Feb. 19.
Now, many are urging Australia to hand him a senior cap as soon as possible, before the young star sides with Italy instead.
Here is everything you need to know about Cristian Volpato.
He was born in Australia
Cristian Volpato is an Australian-born Italian professional soccer player. He was born in Camperdown, an inner-western suburb of Sydney, on November 15, 2003. His astrological sign is Scorpio.
He plays for Serie A Italian club “Roma”
While Volpato is eligible to represent either Australia or Italy, he currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Roma.
The young Aussie sensation signed his first professional contract with Roma in 2021. The three-year deal ties him to the club until 2024. During the 2020-21 season, Volpato played as a regular with the under-18 and scored a total of 5 goals. He then earned a place in the under-19s squad.
On December 4, 2021, Cristian Volpato made his professional debut for Roma in a match lost 3-0 against Inter Milan. He scored his first Serie A goal in a match drawn 2-2 against Hellas Verona.
He spent his youth career in Australia
Volpato began playing soccer in Abbotsford, still in the Sydney suburbs, where he was a prolific goalscorer.
This enabled him to play at Andrea Icardi’s AC Milan Soccer School, Sydney FC (2016-18), and the Western Sydney Wanderers’ academy (2018-20). He then earned a trial in the AS Roma Youth Sector through Fabrizio Piccareta.
How old is Cristian Volpato? His age & birthday
Cristian Volpato was born in the year 2003. He celebrates his birthday on November 15, which makes his current age 18.
What is Cristian Volpato’s nationality?
Volpato has dual nationality. He has citizenship in both Australia and Italy.
Who are Cristian Volpato parents?
The young starlet is the son of Oscar Volpato. His father also happens to be his advisor. But his father, Oscar, revealed that he didn’t tell his son what to do when Cristian was in a dilemma to play for either Australia or Italy. At the time, his father advised him to follow his heart.
Nothing is known about Cristian Volpato’s mother.
How much is Cristian Volpato’s salary?
According to Salary Sport, Volpato earns a weekly wage of AU $1,330. His yearly salary is reported to be $69,160.
How tall is Cristian Volpato?
Cristian Volpato stands tall at the height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.87 m.