CIRIELLO Chris < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 01 Oct 1985 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.82 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Heidi
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Personal Trainer
Languages English
Higher education Australian College of Natural Medicine: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at age four.
Why this sport? He was born in to the sport as both his grandfather and father both played hockey.
Club / Team Victoria Vikings:
Name of coach Jay Stacy [club], AUS; Graham Reid [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Defender
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Australia
Opponent Germany
Tournament International Tournament
Location South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames Big Dog, Italian Stallion, Stilleto, Rocky, CC (hockey.org.au, 01 Nov 2015; Facebook page, 23 Nov 2013)
Hobbies Cooking, shopping. (Facebook page, 23 Nov 2013)
Most influential person in career His father. (vis.org.au, 02 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol United States of America golfer Tiger Woods. (Facebook page, 23 Nov 2013)
Injuries He was unable to compete at the 2012/13 World League Finals in New Delhi, India, after tearing his calf muscle. (hockey.org.au, 30 Dec 2013)

He missed the 2010 World Cup in India because of stress fractures in his shins. (melbourneweeklyeastern.com.au, 14 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You get out what you put in." (hockey.org.au, 30 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives His grandfather Rudolf Pacheco played hockey for India. (whereilive.com.au, 27 Sep 2010; tribuneindia.com, 02 Jun 2016)