Ibini Set For 10 Seasons In Sky Blue

Hear from Princess ahead of her making history

Sydney FC forward Princess Ibini is set to complete 10 seasons in Sky Blue having signed a new one-year contract with the club.

Ibini will also surpass Sydney FC legend Teresa Polias’ record number of appearances when she makes six more next season.

The 24-year-old made her debut aged just 15 against Canberra United in 2015 and is overwhelmed to continuing for her 10th season.

Princess Ibini on debut against Canberra United in 2015

“I can’t believe it, it’s amazing,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to do this with any other club and I’m just very grateful for this opportunity.

“The club has definitely helped me along the way through all the coaches and players, and it has turned me into the player and the person I am off the field as well.

“Teresa Polias was such a staple for the club and still is now. She’s a legend of the club and to overtake her is crazy to me, I can’t even put it into words.”

Ibini has won six major trophies with Sydney FC and scored for the Matildas

Head Coach Ante Juric paid tribute to Ibini’s achievements.

“Princess deserves all the accolades and praise she will receive for starting in her 10th consecutive season for Sydney FC, this is an amazing achievement. 

“It’s an achievement that will give her the opportunity to surpass Teresa’s games record,” he said.

“It’s an incredible story considering she is still only 24-years-old.

“I know that she will continue to be committed and to work hard and improve, so she can go onto another level in her career, in many ways.

Princess lifted the trophy and captained Sydney FC to the Championship in the absence of injured Natalie Tobin.

“Princess did an excellent job as Captain last season in Natalie’s absence and helped lead the squad to another Championship.

“She will be important once again to us in the next campaign as we chase more history.”

Ibini has made 140 appearances and scored 27 goals for Sydney FC.