Sky Blues skipper inks new deal

21 May 2018 06:46:20 EST

Veteran striker Alex Brosque has said that he is delighted to be staying with Sydney FC for next season.

The 34-year-old, who has captained the club for the past four years, has signed a deal for 2018/19 to play under new coach Steve Corica.

Brosque is in his second spell with the Sky Blues and is the club's all-time leader in both appearances and goals. He's scored 64 goals and has played 218 games across all competitions.

Brosque, who has been capped 21 times by Australia, said: "I'm Sydney FC through and through. 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."

Brosque started his A-League career in the competition's inaugural season with Brisbane Roar, being joint-winner of the Golden Boot in his first campaign.

He then spent five years with Sydney FC, helping them win the double of premiership and Grand Final in 2009/10 and being the club's player of the year for three straight seasons.

Returning to the Sky Blues in 2014 after spells with Shimizu S-Pulse and Al Ain, he has captained the club to consecutive Premier's Plate successes as well as the championship and FFA Cup in 2017.

Corica, who has stepped up to the coach's position after being Graham Arnold's assistant, said: "Brosquey is at the heart and soul of everything we do and to be able to retain him is crucial."

Sydney FC are 7/2 to win the 2019 Grand Final and 5/4 to win the minor premiership.

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