Player Details


Giuseppe Bovalina


5' 8"


157 lbs

Date of Birth

11.11.2004 (19)


Adelaide, Australia


Career Summary

A young wingback with offensive and defensive qualities, Giuseppe Bovalina was acquired by Whitecaps FC via transfer from A-League side Adelaide United FC in April 2024.

Bovalina agreed to an MLS contract through 2026, with club options for 2027 and 2028.


'21-'24: Bovalina originally came through Adelaide United’s youth academy, signing his first professional contract last September after making his first team debut in Adelaide’s Australia Cup clash against Northcote City on August 14, 2023. The youngster started 18 of his 23 appearances across all competitions for his hometown club, tallying a goal and adding two assists. During his time in the academy, Bovalina made 51 appearances and added 10 goals in the Southern Australian RAA National Premier Leagues division across three seasons. Five of the wingback’s goals came during the 2023 season, as the team were crowned champions of the division for the first time after a 7-2 victory over Modbury Jets in the final.


At the international level, Bovalina has made one appearance for Australia’s U-23 side, starting the Olyroos’ penalty shootout win over Egypt in the semifinal of the West Asian Football Federation U-23 Championship in March 2024.


In addition to spending time with Adelaide United FC's academy, Bovalina played with Australian youth sides Western Strikers and Croydon Kings.