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Alex Brosque (born 12 October 1983 in Sydneymarker, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player of Uruguayanmarker descent who currently plays for Sydney FC in the A-League competition.

Club career

In 2001 Brosque, aged 18, began his career playing for Marconi Stallions in the now defunct National Soccer League. In three seasons at the club he made over 50 appearances and was considered one of Australia's best prospects having been voted NSL Under-21 Player of the Year for consecutive seasons in 2003 and 2004.

His form at club and international level attracted international attention, and after the conclusion of the 04-05 NSL season Brosque signed for Dutch club Feyenoord Rotterdam. He was immediately loaned out to Belgian club Westerlo where he struggled due to an ankle injury, making only sixteen appearances and scoring two goals.

Queensland Roar

With the creation of the new A-League Brosque returned to Australia, signing for . Brosque, along with his team, struggled in front of goal for much of the 05-06 season (at one point Queensland led the league in total shots but was second last in goals scored) before scoring four times in the last three games of the season to nearly take his team to the A-League semi finals. Brosque won the inaugural Reebok Golden Boot along with Stewart Petrie, Archie Thompson and Bobby Despotovski with 8 goals.

Sydney FC

Alex Brosque playing for Sydney FC
On 11 February 2006 Alex Brosque announced his move to champions Sydney FC. He joined the club for the A-League 2006-07 season on a three year contract. Brosque played his first game for Sydney against his former club Queensland Roar in the Pre-season cup on 15 July 2006, setting up the first goal before scoring the match-winner in Sydney's 2-1 victory. He scored his first A-League goal for Sydney FC against Perth Glory in round 17. Brosque scored in the 1-1 draw that got Sydney FC into the 2006-2007 finals series against his old club the Roar which knocked them out in the process.

Brosque was named in the 2006/07 A-League Dud XI on popular Australian football website, pintculture.com, a selection based on him failing to replicate the brilliant form he showed during the 2005/06 season, when he was with Queensland Roar.

Brosque also scored 2 of the 5 goals scored by Sydney against LA Galaxy at Telstra Stadiummarker in November 2007. At the end of the 2007/2008 season he became Sydney's highest goalscorer, with 11 goals (including the games against Los Angeles Galaxy) for the season.

After a disappointing first year at Sydney FC, Brosque has discovered some of his best form and was the leading goal scorer for Sydney FC with 8 in the regular season. He scored two crucial braces against Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners which gained Sydney some valuable points during the season. His partnership with Juninho was evident during the season, with 5 of his goals coming from the Brazilian's killer passes.

Brosque continues to be a regular for Sydney FC entering into his third season with the club. He scored his first goal of the 08/09 season in Sydney's 5-2 demolishment of Perth Glory, taking his tally to 13 - making him Sydney's 2nd highest goalscorer behind vetren Steve Corica on 15. He scored his next goal a fortnight later against Adelaide United in Sydney's 3-0 win, taking him to within a goal of being Sydney's highest goalscorer.

Brosque is an unselfish attacker, leading the Hyundai A-League with 7 assists in the 08/09 season.

Brosque has started the 09/10 season impressively forming a strong partnership with Mark Bridge in the forward line. These performaces have seen Brosque being rewarded with a recall to the Socceroos for the first time in over four years.

International career

Brosque represented Australia at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship where they reached the second round. In 2004, Brosque made his senior international debut for Australia against Fiji in the OFC Nations Cup, where he made three appearances. Later in that year he also helped Australia reach the quarter finals at the 2004 Olympics.

On November 9, 2009, Brosque was called up to the senior national team as an injury replacement for Joshua Kennedy. It is his first call up for over 3 years.

Honours

With Australia: Personal Honours:

References

  1. http://player.sbs.com.au/twg#/twg_08/ALeague/A-LeagueNews/playlist/Alex-Brosque-latin-flair/
  2. http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/football/2009/11/09/1257614994907.html


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