Brosque laces up for an­other sea­son

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT - CARLY ADNO

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.

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