Brisbane Roar are pleased to announce that former Greek International defender Avram Papadopoulos and Championship winning goalkeeper Michael Theo will both remain with the Roar in 2017/18.
Brisbane’s preparations for the upcoming campaign are in full swing ahead of the commencement of pre-season training which will begin in early July.
Melbourne-born key defender Avram Papadopoulos will be in Orange for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season after the imposing centre-back slotted straight into the Roar backline following his late-season arrival.
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Papadopoulos (below) started seven games after making his Roar debut in Round 22, and will continue to shore up the middle of the Brisbane’s defence along with fellow centre-backs Jade North, Luke DeVere and Daniel Bowles.
Head Coach John Aloisi said it was fantastic news to lock in the key backline pillar.
“Avram is a fantastic footballer who from day one has embraced our culture and style of play,” Aloisi said.
“There is no doubt he will bolster our already strong defensive line.
“He is a leader who will give our side greater flexibility at the back for the 2017/18 season.”
Five-time Hyundai A-League Champion Michael Theo is another key player to commit to the Club.
Theo (below) is the Hyundai A-League’s most successful keeper, having never lost a Grand Final, and has been between the posts for all three of Brisbane’s Championship victories.