Sydney FC have re-signed star central defender Alex Wilkinson for a further two seasons, the club confirmed today.
Wilkinson has played 56 Hyundai A-League games for the Sky Blues across two seasons, while also captaining the squad in the absence of Alex Brosque, and will bring up his fourth season at the club with his commitment until 2019/20.
The 16-time capped Socceroo has been a key cog in the Sky Blues backline during their past two record breaking seasons, and Wilkinson said he was excited for the future in the new season.
“I’m really pleased to be signing on for another two seasons at Sydney FC,” he said.
“This club is like family to me, it’s my home, and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be playing.
“There’s a great journey ahead of us in 2018/19, we’ve got the majority of our squad sticking together and I want to be a part of the title successes to come.”
Sydney FC General Manager of Football Operations Terry McFlynn said Wilkinson was an invaluable member of the squad.
“Alex is one of our leaders and has been part of the backbone of the team during the success of the last two seasons,” he said.
“His qualities in defence and leadership off the park are key attributes in the success of the football club and it’s a major boost to have him on board for another two seasons.”
Wilkinson will continue to train with the squad for the next two weeks while also performing a number of club duties and functions before breaking for holidays towards the end of May.
The squad will return on July 2nd for pre-season training.
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