Francesco Monterosso

Monterosso for the youth team of Adelaide, 2010

Francesco Monterosso (* April 20, 1991 in Adelaide ) is an Australian football player.


Monterosso, whose parents emigrated in the 1970s from Italy to Australia, played in his youth for North Eastern MetroStars. Beginning of 2008, visited the striker the South Australian Sports Institute before he was obliged by the A - League club Adelaide United for the newly created national Youth League National Youth League. With 13 goals in the 2008 /09 season Monterosso won the title of the scorer of the Development League and helped his team to participate in the championship final, where they lost to Sydney FC 0-2. In the season break, he played at times during his youth club Metro Stars and came to some operations in the South Australian Super League, the top division of the State of South Australia.

For the following season Monterosso received a professional contract with Adelaide and arrived 16 August 2009 in a 0-1 defeat in Sydney to his league debut in the A-League. During the season, he still played mostly for the youth team and was again with 17 goals in the season 2009/10 season top scorer of the junior competition. In March 2010, Monte Rosso took part with the Australian U -20 team on a trip to South America.

In addition to his football career Monterosso studied economics and finance.