Sydney FC And Mickael Tavares Part Ways

Sydney FC and midfielder Mickael Tavares have agreed to part ways and cancel the second year of the Senegalese international’s contract.

The 33 year old joined the club in January 2015 and played a total of 34 Hyundai A-League games for Sydney FC.  His signing coincided with the Sky Blues going on a run which saw them reach a record number of 50 points in a season for the club, second place on the Hyundai A-League ladder and a Grand Final appearance last season.

The central midfielder signed a new two year deal at the start of this season and played in 22 of the Sky Blues 27 Hyundai A-League games.  

Head Coach Graham Arnold said: “Mickael had a great start to his career at Sydney FC and helped us reach the heights last year in our record-breaking season.

“This season things haven’t gone as well and we have agreed to part company but I wish him very well for the future and the best of luck to him and his family.”

Tavares said: “I thank Sydney FC for giving me the opportunity come and play in Australia. I have some good memories including our record breaking run and reaching the Grand Final. 

“I'd like to thank the Sydney FC members and fans for their support, they have been fantastic and I wish the club the best for the future."

Tavares scored one goal for the Sky Blues, a penalty against the Central Coast Mariners in a 4-1 on Boxing Day 2015.

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