Jacynta Galabadaarachchi

Birth Name: Jacynta Prema de Nieva Galabadaarachchi

Place of Birth: Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 6 June, 2001

*father – Sinhalese
*mother – Italian-Argentinian

Jacynta Galabadaarachchi is an Australian footballer. She is a forward for Scottish Women’s Premier League club Celtic, and the Australia women’s national under-20 team. She has also played for Melbourne City, Alamein FC, Perth Glory, West Ham United, and Napoli.

Her father, Deepal Galabadaarachchi, is from Sri Lanka. Her mother, Rosemary Nieva, is of Italian-Argentinian descent. She has Italian citizenship through her maternal grandparents.

She has stated:

My mum was born in Argentina and moved over as a baby whereas my dad was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Australia in his mid-twenties. English was our main language at home growing up, but mum spoke a lot of Spanish to me, my brother and my sister too.

Sources: https://www.thetimes.co.uk

3 Responses

  1. momof3 says:

    Change Sri Lankan to Sinhalese

  2. andrew says:

    Nieva is not an Italian surname.

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