Sydney FC stalwart Brosque announces retirement

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Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque has made the decision to retire at the end of the 2018/19 season.

After an 18-year career and 10 seasons with Sydney FC, Brosque has announced his retirement from professional football following the completion of the current A-League campaign.

Throughout his time with the Sky Blues, 35 year-old Brosque has won four trophies, as well as being the club’s all-time top goal scorer with 82 goals.

“Football and Sydney FC has allowed me to have some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined,” Brosque said.

“To have been able to do something I’ve loved ever since I was a young boy, and for this long, is incredibly humbling. But after 18 years playing the game, I feel the time is right now to retire.”

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Sydney FC’s Head Coach Steve Corica praised the striker for his enormous contribution to the club.

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“Alex Brosque is a name synonymous with Sydney FC and his list of records are incredible. As captain he has led by example and it is no surprise the enormous success we have had under his leadership.

“He is hugely respected by the playing group and staff and everyone throughout football, and his final appearances will be landmark games for the club. Our intention is to send him out on a high with another piece of silverware.”

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Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow also commended Brosque for his commitment to the Sky Blues.

“Alex Brosque is unquestionably Sydney FC’s greatest ever player. He will leave a legacy and a playing record which may never be surpassed in Sydney FC history.

“Our intention is to keep Alex involved with the club in some capacity and we will start talks with him shortly about exactly what that might be.”

In the meanwhile, the veteran will be looking to secure another Championship trophy with the Sky Blues. Brosque and his squad are set to take on Premiers Perth Glory in their last home game of the regular season this Thursday night – an event that will become a celebration of the captain and his service to Sydney FC.

Feature Image Credit: Jaime Castaneda

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Bachelor of journalism student from the University of Sydney covering Sydney FC. Passionate about writing and football.