Ricky Diaco

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Ricky Diaco
Personal information
Full name Ricky Diaco
Date of birth (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Essendon Royals 11 (0)
2002–2003 Springvale White Eagles 44 (18)
2004 Frankston Pines 20 (6)
2005 Bulleen Zebras 6 (1)
2005–2006 Melbourne Victory 13 (1)
2006–2007 Bulleen Zebras 12 (5)
2007–2008 South Melbourne 35 (13)
2009–2013 Oakleigh Cannons 86 (28)
2014 South Springvale 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2015

Ricky Diaco (born 6 June 1982) is an Australian footballer[1] who currently plays for South Springvale.


An important turning point for Diaco's career was winning the VPL (Victorian Premier League) Gold Medal award for best player in the league in 2004 whilst at Frankston Pines (tying with Doug Mladenović of Altona Magic).

Prior to this Diaco had stints with Essendon Royals and Springvale White Eagles. For the 2005 VPL season Diaco made yet another move, joining Bulleen Zebras; however his tenure at the Veneto Club was short lived when his rapid improvement was rewarded with a contract at newly formed A-League team Melbourne Victory. Diaco has also represented Australia in Futsal.

Diaco was released by Melbourne Victory at the end of the 05/06 season and played the remainder of the 2006 VPL season with the Bulleen Zebras. During the 2007 pre-season he signed a 2-year contract for South Melbourne FC. At the end of his 2-year contract with South Melbourne FC him and the club parted ways and he was signed by Oakleigh Cannons.