Who Is Josh Cavallo Partner? Insights On Openly Gay Footballer’s Family Life

Josh Cavallo is an Australian professional football player. He plays as a left-back and central midfielder for the A-League men’s club, Adelaide United.

Initially, Josh spent his youth career at Melbourne Victory. At the age of 15, he represented both Melbourne Victory FC Youth and Melbourne City FC Youth.

Josh later joined the new A-League side, Western United on 24 June 2019. He ringed his debut for the club on 3 January 2020 where his team suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of his previous club.


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Eventually, Josh penned a short-term deal with the Adelaide United on 18 February 2021. He was even rewarded with Adelaide United’s A-League Rising Star award after a successful 2020-21 campaign.

Moreover, Josh represented the Australian under-19 national team at the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship. He also played for the Australian under-20 national team.

Now, let’s learn about Josh Cavallo partner, wife, husband, age, parents, height, stats, school, bio, ethnicity, married, contract, and other interesting facts.

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Josh Cavallo Wiki: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Height

Joshua John Cavallo was born in 1999 in Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia. He is 24 years of age and he celebrates his birthday on the 13th of November every year.

Josh was raised with Italian and Maltese descent. He has Australian nationality and white ethnicity.

Talking about his family, Josh was raised by a businessman father. His father was born in Italy while his mother has Maltese heritage. His parents ran an Autobarn store in Australia.

Josh was more interested in playing tennis as a youngster. However, his brother encouraged him to kick a ball around in the backyard and soon he fell in love with the game.


Josh graduated from the Flinders University in May 2022 (Josh’s Instagram)

Back on 12 May 2022, Josh received the honorary degree of doctor at Flinders University. Announcing the exciting news on his Instagram, he wrote,

Wow! It was an incredible privilege to receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor.

Thank you to Flinders University for a honour of this magnitude. I am proud to stand among this prestigious award and lead the way for our current and next generations to come.

The Australian football player has a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.76 meters).

Josh Cavallo Contract, Salary, and Net Worth

Josh initially signed a short-term contract with Adelaide United on 18 February 2021. After that, he penned a two-year contract extension on 11 May 2021.

Following that, Josh again extended his contract with the team on 11 July 2023. As per his recent deal, he will remain with the club till 30 June 2025.

Since joining Adelaide United in 2021, Josh has featured for the club in 47 games. He can play both as a left-back and central midfielder for the club.

Back in 2022, Josh received an honorary doctorate from Flinders University in Adelaide. Likewise, he was nominated as the 2023 SA Young Australian of the Year.

As of now, Josh’s professional net worth and salary remain confined.

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Josh Cavallo Wife or Husband? Who Is His Partner?

Josh is engaged to his same-sex partner, Leighton Morrell. His partner, Leighton is an electrician from Australia.


Josh and his same-sex partner Leighton got engaged on 13 March 2024 (Source: Josh’s Instagram)

The openly gay footballer announced his engagement to his fiancé on his Instagram account on 13 March 2024. Popping a question to his partner in the Adelaide’s Coopers Stadium, Josh wrote,

Starting this year with my fiancé ????❤️

Mr & Mr Coming soon ????

Thank you @adelaideunited for helping set up this surprise.

You’re endless support has meant so much to me. You have provided a safe space in football, one that I never in my dreams thought could ever be possible, and encouraged me to live everyday of my life authentically. It felt right to share this special moment on the pitch, where it all started ⚽️


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Josh came out as gay in October 2021. However, he mentioned that he knew he was gay from the age of 16. Josh was confused and too scared to talk about it back then.