'Where Are They Now' - Clint Bolton
In our ‘Where Are They Now’ series we’ll be taking a look back at some of our past players and hearing from them as they provide an update on what they’re up to these days.
This week, we heard from former Sydney FC shotstopper and Hall of Fame Member, Clint Bolton, as he dialed in on Skype.
Bolton joined Sydney FC for the club’s inaugural season in 2005, quickly establishing himself as a force between the posts for the Sky Blues.
Keeping five clean sheets in the club’s first year as the Sky Blues claimed the inaugural Championship, Bolton was voted Player of the Year in recognition of his form and Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year.
More records would fall during Bolton’s time at the Sky Blues, with the goalkeeper keeping a record five consecutive clean sheets in 2007, before becoming only the second player at the time to surpass the 100 game mark for Sydney FC.
Perhaps his crowning glory, Bolton helped secure the Championship for Sydney FC in 2010 with penalty shootout heroics at Etihad Stadium, tipping away Marvin Angulo’s spot kick to help tee up a 4-2 win.
Bolton would then move to Melbourne Heart/City, spending three seasons in Victoria before calling time on a stellar career.
Hear from Clint Bolton:
“I’m doing a little bit of radio broadcast work with Croc Media, the official radio rights holder of the Hyundai A-League. They’re based in Melbourne, and I usually call Melbourne City games.
“I’m working with the PFA two or three days a week too, and also some babysitting on the side, it’s my favourite day of the week, I have a friend whose kid is nearly two years old and I love being in his presence. He’s a load of fun and keeps me sane and happy.
“Beach soccer is the only outlet for football at the moment.”