Sydney FC star Bobô became the fastest man to 50 A-League goals at the weekend, bringing up his half century in only 72 appearances for the Sky Blues.
The Brazilian’s overall goals to game ratio supersedes that of Socceroo Jamie Maclaren, making the Sky Blues frontman one of the most lethal strikers in the competition.
We caught up with the Brazilian to go over his 50 strikes and find out which are his top three goals scored in the competition.
1 – Season 2016/17, vs Western Sydney Wanderers, Round 1.
In his first A-League appearance as a Sky Blue, Bobô endeared himself to the club’s Members and fans with a well taken finish in a 4-0 Sydney Derby romp. The Brazilian calmly volleyed home Filip Holosko’s cutback to notch the Sky Blues’ second goal of the clash and set up a perfect start to a record-breaking season.
“This one is obviously a special goal because it was my first A-League one for the club,” Bobô said.
“It was a very good night and I remember Filip scoring first and then he gave me the assist with a really good cross and an open goal.
“The whole night was special because we played in front of a record crowd and this win really set us up for a great season.”
2 – Season 2017/18, vs Perth Glory, Round 13.
Bobô scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of the Glory at Allianz Stadium in his second season with the Sky Blues. And it was the second of his three strikes that takes the cake, a sublime volley on an acute angle following a brilliant ball over the top from fellow marquee Adrian Mierzejewski.
“Adrian put in an unbelievable ball and I managed to take a touch and hit it across goal,” Bobô said.
“It was maybe one of my favourite finishes because of the angle and the assist, and it was always good to score at home.
“This result was special to me too because it was the second hat-trick that I had scored in a week.”
3 – Season 2017/18, vs Western Sydney Wanderers, Round 21.
Sydney FC put in a clinical display in the third Sydney Derby of season 2017/18, emerging 3-1 victors at Allianz Stadium. Bobô put the icing on the cake, scoring the third goal of the clash following a trademark piece of Milos Ninkovic skill to tee up the striker.
“The derby is always a big game and I like scoring in the big games,” Bobô said.
“Milos [Ninkovic] did a really nice backheel at the edge of the box and I ran onto it before shooting it across the goal and into the bottom corner.
“For me I think this is a really nice finish and I always enjoy these types of situations.”