First openly-gay footballer proposes at Adelaide United Stadium, gets engaged

​Stadium proposal​

Josh Cavallo, the first openly gay footballer, proposed to his partner at Adelaide United Stadium, where he plays. He shared photos of the heartfelt moment on social media, thanking the club for their support.

​On-pitch engagement​

Australia’s trailblazing footballer, Josh Cavallo, got engaged after proposing to his partner on the pitch at Adelaide United’s home ground.

​Partner's profession​


​Partner’s profession​

Cavallo’s partner, Leighton Morrell, works as an electrician. Since coming out in 2021, Cavallo has received overwhelming support as the only openly gay player in a top-tier league, expressing relief in no longer hiding his identity.

​Global recognition​

Global football entities such as Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, and FIFA have commended Cavallo’s bravery. Despite the sport’s popularity, few players have come out, with many waiting until retirement due to fears of discrimination.

​Inspirational announcement​


​Inspirational announcement​

Cavallo’s announcement video has garnered millions of views in a day, with the player hoping to inspire others with his courage.

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