Little more than two years ago, Corey Gameiro was learning his trade on the other side of the globe, but now he is one of a number of youngsters looking to make a name for themselves at Fulham.
Hailing from the Port Kembla suburb of New South Wales, he was one of the first Australians to try his luck in the Whites’ Academy. He generated much hype when, as a South Coast Wolves player, he made his senior debut aged just 15.
After a difficult settling in period, he quickly became a popular and important member of the Under-18 squad – and will now be hoping to make a similar impact for the Under-21s.
An industrious striker with bags of pace and skill, he has a keen eye for goal and an ability to turn a game. His direction and sheer enthusiasm can unsettle the tightest of defences. In August 2012, Gameiro joined FC Eindhoven on a four-month loan, before joining Wellington Phoenix in February on a deal that runs until the end of the current A-League season.