Skipper Wilkinson re-signs with Sydney FC

2021-07-10 08:12:55

Double title-winning captain Alex Wilkinson will return to Sydney FC for one more 12 months after signing a brand new contract which is able to take him by means of to the top of the A-League 2021/22 season.

It will likely be Wilkinson’s sixth season with the membership as he goes searching for a fourth A-League crown, with the 36-year-old saying he is nonetheless hungry for extra silverware.

The Sky Blues misplaced this 12 months’s grand last to Melbourne Metropolis.

“I am feeling good and I am extraordinarily happy to be captaining this improbable group of gamers as soon as extra,” Wilkinson mentioned in a press release.

“With the FFA Cup returning and one other AFC Champions League marketing campaign to cope with, plus our problem for extra premiership and championship titles, it will be a troublesome and really thrilling season.”

The defender has missed solely three A-League video games in 5 seasons, two of which was when the coach determined to relaxation him, and he was the membership’s solely participant to play each second of final season.

Wilkinson has already received extra premierships (5) than any participant in Australian Nationwide League historical past (since 1977) and in addition holds the A-League file for many finals appearances (27) and grand last (7) appearances.

He’s additionally one among solely 5 gamers to make 300 appearances within the A-League, regardless of having missed three seasons enjoying in Korea.

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica praised Wilkinson’s capability and need to win, describing him as among the best gamers Australia has produced.

“We’re very lucky to have Wilko and our success in latest instances has been in no small half all the way down to him,” Corica mentioned.

“He’s displaying no signal of slowing down and his performances might be key in main our membership to extra success subsequent season and I am delighted he’s returning.”

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