Daniel Guccione signs with the Panthers for 2020

Daniel has signed with the Panthers for 2020 as his feeder club in support of his Essendon VFL season. I am delighted to be part of Daniel’s development and we will hopefully play a productive role in a very successful year for Daniel’s football.


Former Australian Institute of Sport tennis academy member Daniel Guccione is the latest player to sign with Essendon VFL for 2019.

The cousin of national tennis player Chris Guccione, and a hitting partner at times for superstar Novak Djokovic, Nick Kygrios and most recently Milos Raonic during this year’s Australian Open, most of Guccione’s life has been spent on a tennis court.

Restricted by his tennis commitments, which included training every day, it wasn’t until 2016 that the 23-year-old took to football with Bundoora in the Northern Football League.

“I picked up my first racquet when I was four years old, and played tennis right up until I was 19,” Guccione said.

Digby Morrell