Defender Ben Garuccio
- Height 174cm
- Weight 73kg
- D.O.B. 15/6/95
- Born Adelaide
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.
Hyundai A-League 2017/18
Garuccio thrilled to score maiden Reds goal in win over Phoenix
Ben Garuccio credits his fabulous strike to listening to his teammates’ advice as Adelaide United secured a comfortable 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on Friday night. It was the left-back’s maiden goal for the Reds in his 57th match but it was worth the wait after doubling t
Garuccio calls for fans to flock to Adelaide Oval ahead of Victory clash
Ben Garuccio says he is hoping to see a packed out Adelaide Oval as Adelaide United host old foes Melbourne Victory in the Original Rivalry on Friday night. The Reds are unbeaten to begin the Hyundai A-League season, collecting four points from their opening two games.