Alex Brosque : biography
Alex Brosque (born 12 October 1983) is an Australian professional footballer who currently plays for UAE Pro-League side Al Ain FC. Brosque plays primarily as a striker but played predominately as a midfielder in central midfield since moving to Japan.
- OFC Nations Cup: 2004
With Sydney FC:
- A-League Premiership: 2009–2010
- A-League Championship: 2009–2010
- A-League Golden Boot: 2005–2006 with – 8 goals
- Fox Sports Player of the Year: 2005–2006
- Sydney FC Player's Player of the Year: 2007–2008, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
- Queensland Roar Player's Player of the Year: 2005–2006
- Queensland Roar Member's Player of the Year: 2005–2006
- NSL Papasavas Medal (U-21): 2002–2003, 2003–2004
He was born in Sydney.
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.
With the creation of the new A-League Brosque returned to Australia, signing for Brisbane Roar. Brosque, along with his team, struggled in front of goal for much of the 05–06 season (at one point Brisbane 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.
Alex Brosque playing for Sydney FC
On 11 February 2006 Alex Brosque announced his move to then 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.
After a disappointing first year at Sydney FC, Brosque 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 Paulista was evident during the season, with 5 of his goals coming from the Brazilian's killer passes.
Brosque also scored 2 of the 5 goals scored by Sydney against Los Angeles Galaxy at Telstra Stadium 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.
Brosque continued 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 demolition of Perth Glory, taking his tally to 13 – making him Sydney's 2nd highest goalscorer behind former captain 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 was an unselfish attacker, leading the Hyundai A-League with 7 assists in the 08/09 season.
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