McFlynn awarded Sky Blues arm band

Sydney FC legend Terry McFlynn will captain the Sky Blues in season 2010/11 with Alex Brosque and Hayden Foxe his deputies.

Foundation Sydney FC player Terry McFlynn will captain the Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions in the 2010/11 season, Sky Blues coach Vitezslav Lavicka announced today.

McFlynn, the heart and soul of Sydney FC, has represented the Sky Blues on more than 130 occasions with the utmost distinction and will lead the team in their pursuit of back-to-back A-League titles.

The 29-year-old will be deputised by striker Alex Brosque and defender Hayden Foxe who were today named vice captains for the 10/11 campaign.

McFlynn, who captained Sydney FC during last year-s Grand Final triumph in the absence of the injured Steve Corica and John Aloisi, said he was extremely humbled to be named skipper.

“It is great honour to be named captain of Sydney FC. We are a very close group, we work well together and we have prepared well for this season to date,” McFlynn said.

“I am really looking forward to the upcoming tournament and then facing Melbourne at home to start the A-League.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Sydney and it is an exciting time for the club. We have a massive season ahead of us with 30 A-League games and then Asian Champions League so I am very excited about that. It will be a big challenge but one we are prepared for.

“It is also obviously special for Brosquey and Foxey too. Like I said, we are a very close group; we work for each other and have a family culture so to be the captain of a club like that is very special.”

McFlynn has worn the captains arm band during the current preseason and will again lead out his team this Sunday when Sydney FC faces AEK Athens in the opening match of the inaugural Sydney Festival of Football at the Sydney Football Stadium.

“The matches during the festival are against some top European clubs so it will be a real test but it will help us prepare for the A-League season,” McFlynn said.

Kick-off between Sydney FC and AEK Athens is at 12:45pm.

Tickets for the Festival of Football start at just $29 for both games and are available now through Ticketek.