Adelaide United FC captain Eugene Galekovic will make his 150th Hyundai A-League appearance this Saturday when the Reds host Brisbane Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Fittingly, the milestone of the Reds skipper, number one shot stopper and crowd favourite will come in front of the adoring United faithful.
After making 15 appearances for Melbourne Victory across the Hyundai A-League’s first two seasons, Galekovic has racked up 134 league games for the Reds, a tally that has featured numerous world class saves and performances in between the posts.
In his 149 games to date, Galekovic’s accomplishments include a Premiership and Championship double with the Victory in 2006/07, while he has twice been named Adelaide United Club Champion and Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year, as well as Adelaide United Player’s Player on three occasions.
Since joining the Reds in October 2007, Galekovic has missed just ten Hyundai A-League matches either through injury or international duty with the Qantas Socceroos.
In typically modest and selfless fashion, Galekovic played down the personal feat and says he is more focused on achieving and celebrating team success.
“In the end it’s only a number and I’d like to count my championships and premierships rather than individual milestones,” Galekovic said.
“But in saying that I’m proud to reach 150 A-League games and I look forward to playing many more for Adelaide United.”
For the quality, commitment and exceptional standards Galekovic has brought to Adelaide United and the Hyundai A-League throughout his 149 games, a massive crowd and rousing reception at Hindmarsh Stadium tomorrow would be a befitting acknowledgement of his contribution.
Kick-Off is at 5.00pm (ACDT) and tickets are available through Ticketek.
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Eugene Galekovic – Hyundai A-League Appearances (clean sheets)
Melbourne Victory 15 (5)
Adelaide United FC 134 (36)
Total 149 (41)*