Shane Peter Stefanutto
Date of birth
(1980-01-12) 12 January 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane Roar FC (#3 / Defender)
Max Stefanutto, Stella Stefanutto
Diane Stefanutto, Frank Stefanutto
Football training session at Supercamp Football led by Shane Stefanutto
Shane Stefanutto (born 12 January 1980) is an Australian international football (soccer) player who plays as a defender for Olympic FC in the National Premier Leagues Queensland.
- Football training session at Supercamp Football led by Shane Stefanutto
- Matt mckay and shane stefanutto visit holland park hawks under 14
- Club career
- International career
- Personal life
- A League statistics
Matt mckay and shane stefanutto visit holland park hawks under 14
Stefanutto trained at the Queensland Academy of Sport before playing for the Brisbane Strikers in the defunct National Soccer League from 1998–2004, before transferring Lillestrøm in Norway. On 26 August 2007, Stefanutto scored his first goal for LSK in his 112th match, against Aalesund. The goal came from a long-range free kick. His contract with Lillestrøm expired at the end of the 2007 season, and he played for Lyn Oslo in the 2008 season, before signing for North Queensland Fury on 5 August 2009.
He sustained a potentially season-ending knee injury in a match against Perth Glory after an innocuous challenge with Adriano Pellegrino, which was presumed to be a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The injury hindered his World Cup 2010 selection hopes. On 13 April 2010, Stefanutto signed a contract with the Brisbane Roar, which would see him play there for the next three seasons.
Shane announced his retirement from professional football on 30 April 2016 at the end of the 2015–16 A-League season.
In June 2016, he signed with National Premier Leagues Queensland side Olympic FC.
On 2 November 2006 he received his first call-up to the Australian national team for an international friendly against Ghana, in London but did not play. On 24 March 2007 Stefanutto won his first international cap in a friendly match against China. He remained out of the team for more than two years before receiving a recall in Australia's final qualification match for the 2010 World Cup against Japan in June 2009.
Stefanutto is also an Italian citizen, and his family originates from the town of Latisana, near the city of Udine, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He is married to Tammy Woolf and they have two children.
Following his professional retirement in 2016, Stefanutto transitioned into Brisbane Roar's administration staff, re-joining the club as their Media & Communications Officer.
A-League statisticsAs of 30 April 2016
1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL and A-League seasons etc.)