In our ‘Where Are They Now’ series we’ll be taking a look back at some of our past players and hearing from them as they provide an update on what they’re up to these days.
This week, we heard from former Sky Blue striker and 2010 double winner John Aloisi as he hosted a live Facebook chat on Tuesday night.
The Socceroos hero joined Sydney FC in 2008 and eased his way into the side, playing a full 90 minutes only three times in his first six appearances.
Aloisi’s first season saw him give his all on the pitch, however he only bagged two goals in his debut season from 16 appearances.
The start of season 2009/10 ushered in a new era at the Sky Blues however, and Aloisi thrived under the leadership of new Head Coach Vitezslav Lavicka, becoming the first Sydney FC player to reach double digits for goals in a season.
Finding the back of the net with easer in 2009/10, Aloisi’s stand out moment from the Sky Blues’ Premiership and Championship double winning season would have to be his strike in the Round 27 #BigBlue at Allianz Stadium to seal a first Hyundai A-League Premiership for Sydney FC.
Injury curtailed Aloisi’s appearance in the 2010 Grand Final however, and following that season the Socceroo would move to Melbourne Heart before retiring from the game and joining the Victorian club’s coaching ranks in 2011.
Hear from John Aloisi:
“Currently up in Brisbane and I’ve been doing a bit of stuff for Optus Sport which is keeping me a little bit busy.
“It hasn’t been easy for anyone, but I can’t complain too much, we’re healthy and can’t wait for football to be finally back.”