Brosque laces up for another season
IN a huge boost for Sydney FC, captain Alex Brosque has confirmed he will remain at the club for another season.
Brosque made the announcement at Sydney’s glamorous night of nights, the Sky Blue Ball, where Brazilian striker Bobo and W-League star Chloe Logarzo took out the top awards.
The season ended in disappointment for Sydney and Brosque, missing out on an opportunity to claim back-toback championships after losing to Melbourne Victory in the semi-final.
Brosque, 34, spent the weeks that followed weighing up his playing future, but ultimately decided to commit to another season with new coach Steve Corica now at the helm.
“I’m Sydney FC through and through,” he said. “It’s been a joy to captain this club through the most successful period in their history and I’m glad I’m here to stay.
“I’m really excited with the direction we’re heading at the moment. Steve Corica as head coach is a fantastic appointment and I know all the players, like me, are eager to play under him and impress.
“We’ve got a fantastic journey ahead of us (next season) and it’s one I can’t wait to be part of.”
Brosque has led the Sky Blues to consecutive premierships, a championship and FFA Cup, and holds the club record for most appearances with 218.
He is also Sydney’s all-time leading scorer with 64 goals.
Meanwhile, it was Bobo who edged Adrian Mierzejewski to take home the club’s player of the year award. The winner of the Golden Boot for the season scored an incredible 27 goals in 27 games and paid credit to his teammates.
“I would like to thank all my teammates for their support this season. They had a very enjoyable season and have all played a part in these awards,” he said.
“I’m very excited now for the journey ahead and what’s in store. We have a very strong squad again.”
Sydney FC‘s Alex Brosque.