Sydney striker reaches milestone mark
For most of us the opportunity to play even one professional football match would be a dream-come-true but this weekend Sydney FC’s, Steve Corica will bring up a rare milestone.
For most of us the opportunity to play even one professional football match would be a dream-come-true but this weekend Sydney FC-s, Steve Corica will bring up a rare milestone when he takes the field for the 400th time in national club competition.
The evergreen striker has played at the top level in leagues around the World since making his professional debut with NSL side Marconi back in 1990.
“Against Sydney United, at their ground, I came on as a substitute, we lost 2-1 so, I remember that,” said Corica.
Despite being one of the veterans of the Hyundai A-League, the 35-year-old continues to impress.
Corica has consistently been among the Sky Blues' best during their undefeated start to the season, and he-s keen to do everything necessary to continue his current form.
“There-s no secret, I just try to look after my body the best I can,” said the former Socceroo when asked about his longevity. “I want to play as long as possible really so the more recovery you do and look after your body the better you-re going to be.”
While reaching 400 games will make Corica a member of a small and exclusive club in Australian football, the in-form attacker is more focused on getting the job done on Saturday against Adelaide United.
“Up until a couple of days ago I didn-t even know it was my 400th game so it-s business as usual, the most important thing for me on the weekend is to get the 3 points and stay up the top.”
Sydney is favoured to beat Adelaide after their mid-week journey to Japan, but FC-s all-time leading scorer knows it won-t be easy.
“If we let that get into our minds we might drop a gear and we don-t want that, we need to attack from the start and go from there,” said Corica.
Sydney-s much-anticipated clash with United gets underway at the SFS at 5pm.