Sydney FC have brought in four Academy players for the A-League

Tue 08 December 2020 | 17:36

Sydney FC have signed four players of the club’s Academy prospects for the A-League season 2020/21.

Sydney FC


Calem Nieuwenhof

, defenders

Anton Mlinaric


Callum Talbot

, and goalkeeper

Adam Pavlesic

have signed scholarship deals and they are going to be part of the first-team squad for the


2020/21 season.

Although Talbot and Talbot have already been part of the Academy since day one in October 2015, Pavlesic and Mlinaric joined Sydney FC a year after them.

Nieuwenhof and Pavlesic have also made their first appearance in the

AFC Champions League


“All four boys are excellent talents and have the potential to forge strong careers,” head coach Steve Corica said.

“Both Calem (Nieuwenhof) and Adam showed they can compete against the top players in Asia in Qatar and I’ve no doubt we will see more of them this season.

“It’s exciting to see so many of our younger players performing so well at a high level, particularly in the AFC Champions League against some of the best players in Asia.”

19-year old Nieuwenhof was the only player who got to play the whole game of the Sydney FC’s recent AFC Champions League match in Qatar and is also excited for the new A-League season.

“It’s a dream come true to be signing for the club I supported as a boy,” he said.

“My experience with the A-League squad couldn’t have been better, I’ve learned so much and I know I will only improve in this environment. 

“It’s a tremendous pathway we have in place from our partner associations to our renowned Academy Training Program, our Academy Football Schools right through to our Sydney FC Academy and our A-League team,” Sydney FC Technical Director – Youth, Kelly Cross said.

“I was delighted to watch ten players who have come through our system playing for Sydney FC during the recent AFC Champions League campaign and doing very well.”

“It’s a testament to the work the club has done with our partner associations and our player pathways that these boys are able to slot straight into our A-League team,” Corica added.

Pavlesic and Mlinaric have both played for Australia at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil in 2019 and Talbot has been a regular in the Young Socceroos squad for the last two seasons.

source: SportMob

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