|Date of Birth||25 July 1991|
|Position||Winger, attacking midfielder|
|South Melbourne Hellas statistics|
A winger/attacking midfielder, for better or worse Francesco Stella's stint at South will be remembered for two things. First, his penchant for stepovers; secondly, his signing for Siena which netted South a tidy sum in training compensation. For South, Stella most often came off the bench, though in the second half of 2009 he was increasingly used as a starting player. After leaving South, Stella's career took a peripatetic route, including stints in Scotland with the then bottom division Rangers, Thailand with Sisaket, and back in Australia with Melbourne Victory and Avondale Heights.
Arrrived from: Chievo Verona youth (Italy)
Departed to: Siena (Italy)