Goalkeeper Adam Federici has succeeded Ticket Milligan as Macarthur FC captain for the Bulls’ 2nd A-League season.
Federici, 36, has excelled since becoming a member of Macarthur, with a good season between the sticks essential to helping the Bulls to a semi-remaining in their inaugural campaign.
Milligan retired at season’s stay and joined Macarthur’s coaching workers with his worn Socceroos teammate, who has 16 national crew caps, relishing the assorted to e-book the Bulls.
“It’s extraordinarily special to be given a chance appreciate this and I am very proud and honoured to be named captain,” Federici acknowledged.
“Working alongside Milligan final 12 months, I know the dedication and expectation required for the position nevertheless I am privileged to note in his steps and be the most traditional captain I also can merely additionally be.
“With dates location for the season, we’re now taking a gape to work in opposition to this.”
Coach Ante Milicic hailed Federici because the logical successor to worn Socceroos stalwart Milligan.
“Adam is a natural chief and we saw this final 12 months when he became captain for a number of games,” Milicic acknowledged.
“Now we possess considered what he has completed internationally and within the past season within the A-League.
“His expertise and data of what’s required to prevail, might perhaps be the driven traditional amongst the playing neighborhood.
“He is any person that strives for crew excellence on every single day foundation and has the admire and belief of the total soccer club to be a good captain.”
The Bulls will likely be aiming to make stronger on final season’s semi-remaining appearance after embarking on an spectacular recruiting pressure, snapping up Ulises Davila, Craig Noone, Danny De Silva and Tomi Juric.
They’ll open their season in opposition to Wellington at Campbelltown Stadium on November 21.