National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiers and Champions Sydney Olympic FC announced the re-signing of 16 players from its 2018 Championship winning squad for the 2019 season.
In 2018, the squad enjoyed a very successful season winning both the NPL NSW Men’s Premiership and Championship and to retain a large majority of the squad is a huge boost for the club and its fans.
The likes of Spanish sensation Alejandro Sanchez Lopez, club skipper Jason Madonis, veteran shotstopper Paul Henderson as well as long serving club player Will Angel all penned new deals with the Blues.
As did Hagi Gligor, Jinya An, Nikola Kuleski, Darcy Burgess, Jake De Marigny, Bill Patramanis, Nik Tsattalios, Radovan Pavicevic, Riley Woodcock, Thomas Whiteside, Zach Mackenzie, Ezequiel Consoni will also don the Olympic jersey in season 2019.
Head Coach Abbas Saad was happy to see the majority of his squad sign up for the new year.
“Our squad has a great mix of youth and experience and to be able to retain the core of our squad is testimony to how hungry we all are to maintain the momentum of last season and be better again”.
“The exceptional talent, effort and dedication these players demonstrated in 2018 made it a very easy decision to retain them”.
“We have celebrated the success of last season and understand this season is a fresh start and we need to work hard to ensure we do the very best for this great club and our fans”.
While Sydney Olympic CEO John Boulous was equally delighted with the announcement.
“Our club has a very clear philosophy to develop and support players by creating an environment and culture for them to reach their potential. This is evident by the recent departure of Max Burgess to the Wellington Phoenix, as well as George Timotheou to Bundasliga giants FC Schalke 04 in July”.
“In the coming week we will be announcing some new signings that will compliment these retained players and round off our squad for the 2019 season”.
The squad will commence pre-season training in mid-November.