Sydney FC’s clash with the Central Coast Mariners will mark a special milestone for captain Steve Corica with the midfielder to play his 100th game for the club.
Sydney FC-s clash with the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium on Wednesday night will mark a special milestone for captain Steve Corica with the midfielder to play his 100th game for the club.
Corica has been an instrumental part of Sydney FC since the inaugural season of the Hyundai A-League with one of the biggest highlights coming when he scored the winning goal in the first ever Grand Final which saw the club crowned champions.
Since debuting in the championship winning season of 2005/06, Corica has donned the Sky Blue strip 99 times and has spent an amazing 7677 minutes on the pitch for the club.
“The grand final and winning the title in the first season is the highlight for me and scoring in the grand final but the playing in the Asian Champions League was also a great moment,” Corica said.
“The most important thing for me is getting the three points against the Mariners. Playing 100 games is great but I would love to get the points tonight and again on Sunday against Adelaide.
“We had two away games before this one which we were very pleased with. Getting the three points against Wellington and Melbourne is a difficult place to play so picking up a point there was a good result.
“We want to win at home especially in front a good home crowd. That is what we have worked for tonight.”
Known for his composure and attacking presence, Corica has scored on 21 occassions, including five times in season 2009/10.
“It is a great feeling to play 100 games for Sydney,” Corica said.
“Coming back from overseas and playing for Sydney is very nice but it will be very important to collect three points from both our games around Christmas.
“This season has been going really well. We are sitting in second and it would be very nice to get the three points and be equal with Melbourne on top of the ladder.
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