Sky Blue elation: Brosque signs on for three more

In a massive boost for Sydney FC, striker Alex Brosque today agreed to a new three-year contract with the Sky Blues, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque today signed a new three-year contract that will keep the speed machine at the Sky Blues until at least the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

Brosque, who was also today named vice captain for the upcoming season, is one of the most feared strikers in the Hyundai A-League and his retention gives Sydney FC a massive boost on the eve of their title defence.

The 26-year-old Sydney junior has been an integral part of the Sky Blues since arriving for the 2006/07 season. Since, he has made over 90 A-League appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals and with his lightning speed, vision and deft touch has ripped many an opponent-s defence apart.

He capped off a stellar 2009/10 season with selection in the PFA Team of the Year and was voted Sydney FC Player of the Year by his teammates for the second consecutive year.

“I am really happy to have my future decided. I will have been at the club for eight years when this new deal finishes which is good because Sydney is my hometown, all of my family is here and having them around all the time is just great,” Brosque said.

“Sydney FC is a great club. We have a very good team and obviously we want to continue on from what we achieved last season. Personally, I have worked really hard to get where I am and Sydney is where I want to be.

“The club indicated to me very early on that they wanted me to stay which made me feel good. The club has great plans and vision for the future and I want to be a part of that.

“We have great facilities, great coaching and support staff and I have just become a Dad so keeping everything the same was important.”

Brosque, who will again spearhead the Sydney FC attack with Mark Bridge, said being named vice captain meant a lot to him.

“It-s a real honour. There have been some amazing players who have lead the club, like Steve Corica, so I have some big shoes to fill but it is very exciting at the same time,” Brosque said.

The former Marconi Stallions junior will be as important as ever this Sunday as the Sky Blues take on Greek side AEK Athens to kick-off the Sydney Festival of Football.

The match gets underway at 12:45pm at the Sydney Football Stadium and will be immediately followed by the clash between English Premier League side Blackburn and Scotland-s Glasgow Rangers.