Brisbane Roar are delighted to confirm the signing of New Zealand international attacker, Marco Rojas who joins the club’s Isuzu UTE A-League squad for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.
Widely regarded as one of the A-League’s best ever attacking players, Rojas arrives in Brisbane after most recently playing for Chilean giants Colo-Colo.
Roar supporters will be most familiar with the 32-year-old’s time locally at Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix – making 140 appearances and scoring 41 goals during his time in the A-League.
Rojas, dubbed the Kiwi Messi by fans for his ability on the ball goalscoring prowess was awarded the Johnny Warren Medal as the league’s standout player in the 2012/13 season.
The forward also arrives with extensive experience in Europe having plied his trade for VFB Stuttgart and Greuther Furth in Germany, FC Thun in Switzerland, Heerenveen in the Netherlands and SønderjyskE in Denmark.
At international level, Rojas has represented New Zealand on 43 occasions, scoring five times for the All Whites.
Rojas, who will wear the number 20 jersey said he couldn’t wait to get started in Brisbane.
“I chose this project because it was the one that resonated the most with how I was feeling and what I was thinking at this point in my career,” Rojas said.
“Having spoken to the club and people within the club, Zac & Kaz and further along the line the new coaching staff, i began to understand that this was a place that really resonated with my values and was a place that was determined to be more than just a football club.
“I’d done a bit of searching myself and I think that I’ve found a really good place to start playing again and to work through those values.
“I’m aware of a lot of their players, aware of their history and I think I really connected with the desire for the project and to come back to some of those days if possible.”
“I am very excited to announce the signing of Marco Rojas, a player whose skill and dedication represents the excellence we strive for at our club. Marco’s arrival is a significant milestone in our journey towards rebuilding and strengthening our club. His experience and leadership are crucial and will undoubtedly help us achieve our ambitious goals. This signing is a clear testament to our commitment to not only compete at the highest level but to set new standards of success for Brisbane Roar FC” said Kaz Patafta Chairman and CEO of Brisbane Roar.
Rojas already commenced training with his new teammates and is available for selection for Friday’s Isuzu UTE A-League Round 15 clash against Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. Get your tickets HERE