Gallifuoco, who only joined the promoted club in July, has been a regular for Gli Amarantocelesti this season.

The Sydneysider has been made vice-captain of Rieti and has already captained the first-team.

Gallifuoco has become a vital asset for the club with his versatility, featuring in four different positions in defence and mifield.

The 24-year-old told FTBL he has "loved every minute" at Rieti after spending the past two years playing in the UK.

"I captained my first match a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed getting back into a creative and quick style of football," he said.

"The first six months have been really enjoyable. The town is about 45 minutes outside of Rome, has a lot of history, beautiful weather and a great stadium right in the middle of the mountains.

"Rieti has just been bought by new investors, who have major aspirations for the club to do well and move up the league."

So far Gallifuoco has featured at left back, right back, in central defence and central midfield. 

"Our coach loves to test different formations," he said.

"I’ve enjoyed pushing myself to adjust to each game depending on what position I’m playing. I think it’s been a great way for me stretch and grow as a more versatile player. As well as give me a chance to perfect skills and techniques I haven’t been able to utilise in the last few years.

"I’m very fortunate that my coach has a lot of faith and confidence in me, and knows that I’m always eager to learn."