Luke Brattan appointed 2023/24 Captain

Sydney FC has appointed Luke Brattan as their Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s Captain for the 2023-24 season.

Brattan takes over from former captain Alex Wilkinson who retired at the end of last season. Wilkinson, the new Head of Football Operations at the club, presented Brattan with the armband at training today.

Wilkinson hands the armband over to Brattan

Brattan will take the armband for the first time officially in this Sunday’s Australia Cup Round of 32 cup clash with Central Coast Mariners at WIN Stadium after he wore it in Wilkinson’s absence last season. 

The 33-year old Brattan enters his fifth season in Sky Blue and Head Coach Steve Corica is certain he’s the right choice for Captain.

“We look for leadership on the pitch, and off the field we want them to promote the club culture and the values we set here.

“We have a lot of great players out there that could do the role of captain but Brattan stands out for me,” Corica said.

Brattan was the Sky Blues’ Player of the Season in the Double-winning 2019-20 season and realises the magnitude of this appointment.

Brattan speaks to his team-mates as captain for the first time

“This is a huge honour and this is such a great club. I have enjoyed every minute of my five years here.

“Wilko [Wilkinson] was one of the best captains I have ever played under and I learned a lot from him,” Brattan added.

Brattan has made 85 appearances for the club and scored two goals.

He won the Double in 2019/20 with Sydney FC and was named in the PFA Team of the Season twice during his time in Sky Blue.