“I don’t think a lot of people know that I am Greek.”

He revealed that, after playing football in Europe and Australia almost for a decade. However, he is of Greek heritage from his mother’s side but commonly known as his paternal Italian heritage.

James Troisi playing for his team
Caption: James Troisi playing for his team (Photo: Instagram)

This parent with non-Greek sounding last name and time spent playing in Italy. Earlier in his career, he signed by Juventus for years many believed his roots were Latin European. When Neos Kosmos found out Troisi is very Greek, he said

“I am Greek Orthodox,” he says. “It’s a big part of me. It’s the way I have been brought up. As much as I can, I try and practice that and go to Church at Easter. So yes, it’s a big part of who I am. I used to go to Greek school when I was younger. But now I know more Italian because I lived there. But I am sure if I lived in Greece for a year then I would pick up the language straight away as well. I’m sure that if some Greek clubs found that I have a Greek passport there would be a little bit of interest. But I don’t think people know, because my surname is Italian.”