WATCH: Josh Cavallo first football player worldwide to reveal he is gay

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo has revealed he is homosexual, thus becoming the first-ever professional football player worldwide to make this declaration publicly.

21-year-old Cavallo, a midfielder with Adelaide United, posted on social media that he is finally feeling comfortable speaking about a personal aspect of his life.

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay” – this was Cavallo’s outright declaration in a video clip he posted on social media. “All I want to do is to play football and be treated equally.”

Cavallo added that he got tired of doing his utmost in his career whilst living what he described as a double life. He admitted he has been fighting his sexuality for six years, and he is now happy and at peace with himself.

See Cavallo’s video clip below: