Continuity & Cohesion Wins Not Overhauls - Corica

Head Coach Steve Corica says Sydney FC’s relatively quiet off-season of new signings bodes extremely well for the 2021/22 A-League campaign.

The Sky Blues boss is delighted to have retained the nucleus of his record-breaking squad from the past five years and has added a smattering of new players who will challenge for positions providing great depth in the squad.

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“We don’t need complete overhauls like other clubs do,” said Corica.

“We’ve stuck to the principles of continuity and cohesion which have served us so well these past five years and made us the most successful club in Australian football history.

“I look at our current starting eleven and it’s the envy of the country,” he continued.

“We’ve had a great nucleus of players at Sydney FC for a number of years, while we’ve also been able to bring in some of the best players the competition has seen over that time.

“We’ve got a squad of winners with more than 50 A-League Championship medals between them and the current depth is the best in years. 

“We’ve options in every position and our new signings will challenge for those spots.”

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With over 50 A-League Championship medals in his squad, Head Coach Steve Corica has praised his side's depth.

Sydney FC has recruited defender James Donachie, attacking midfielder Max Burgess, young wing back Connor O’Toole and pacy winger Elvis Kamsoba to replace out-goings Ryan McGowan, Alex Baumjohann, Patrick Flottmann, Jordi Swibel and Luke Ivanovic.

“We tinkered with the squad but like the best clubs in this world we’ll make gradual changes.

“It’s part of our policy which has put us in four of the last five Grand Finals and seen us win a record breaking haul of trophies.

“We’ve also got eight Academy graduates in our squad who are challenging.  If they perform they will get their opportunities.”

Sydney FC remain in talks with Chris Zuvela and Tom Heward-Belle regarding their futures for next season.

Sydney FC has 25 contracted players for the A-League 2021/22 season.
 

Sydney FC Contracted A-League Squad 2021/22 Season

1.  ANDREW REDMAYNE

2.  JAMES DONACHIE

3.  BENJAMIN WARLAND

4.  ALEX WILKINSON

5.  CONNOR O’TOOLE

7.  MICHAEL ZULLO

8.  PAULO RETRE

9.  BOBÔ

10. MILOS NINKOVIC

11. KOSTA BARBAROUSES

12. TRENT BUHAGIAR

16. JOEL KING

17. ANTHONY CACERES

21. HARRY VAN DER SAAG

22. MAX BURGESS

23. RHYAN GRANT

25. CALLUM TALBOT

26. LUKE BRATTAN

27. ELVIS KAMSOBA

28. CALEM NIEUWENHOF

29. ANTON MLINARIC

30. ADAM PAVLESIC (GK)

32. PATRICK YAZBEK

33. PATRICK WOOD

99. ADAM LE FONDRE

 

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