Ben Garuccio joined Adelaide United during the 2016/17 pre-season, penning a two-year deal with his hometown Club. In 2011, Garuccio was part of the Reds’ Weifang Cup squad that travelled to China to participate in the highly rated youth competition and also played one match for the Young Reds in 2010/11. Garuccio left South Australia for the Australian Institute of Sport in 2011 before signing for fellow Hyundai A-League club, Melbourne City in 2012. At the age of 15, Ben was called up to Australia’s U-17 squad for the Asian Football League Championships, helping the U-17s qualify for the U-17 World Cup in 2011. He has also represented Australia’s U-20s 20 times. Ben’s speed and dynamism to push forward added a further attacking threat for the Reds out wide, while his ability to defend intelligently has bolstered United’s defensive stocks. Garuccio featured in all 27 Hyundai A-League matches in 2016/17 and as a result of playing consistently he duly excelled.