Know as ?Aloisi? to his team-mates in the Canterbury Association because of his striking resemblance to the Sydney FC star, Gino is battling leukemia, and recently began receiving treatment for the disease.
Last week?s meeting came as a complete surprise to the 39 year old father of two, who was led to believe he was going for coffee with friends.
Gino spent the morning watching Aloisi and his team-mates on field at the Sydney Football Stadium, before enjoying some one-on-one time with his idol after training.
Gino is currently playing over 35?s football in the Canterbury association, and also coaches and manages a junior team containing both of his children.