Our Hyundai A-League 2018/19 squad will have some added Spanish flair with former Celta Vigo midfielder Alex Lopez signing on in Roar orange.
Brisbane Roar’s Hyundai A-League 2018/19 squad will have some added Spanish flair with former Celta Vigo midfielder Alex Lopez signing on in Roar orange.
Subject to completing a medical, the 30-year-old central midfielder, who made his professional debut at just 17 years of age, is the latest addition to a BRFC squad that is building strongly ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Roar’s new recruit spent the majority of his career at La Liga outfit Celta Vigo, while recently spending time on loan at Spanish second-tier club Real Valladolid & English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
With BRFC in the final stages of pre-season preparations, Head Coach John Aloisi is delighted to add another talented footballer to his 2018/19 squad.
“Alex is a very technically-gifted player who will suit our high-tempo playing style. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for our Club,” Aloisi said.
Lopez heads down under following a lengthy career in a number of Europe’s top leagues and joins Brisbane following a 2017-18 season in Spain with Sporting Gijon.
“Having played at the highest level in Spain for many seasons, I am confident he will be a great addition to our midfield and our talented squad,” Aloisi continued.
South-East Queensland football fans will have their first chance to welcome Roar’s new signing to Australia tomorrow night (Saturday, 29 September) at half-time of the Club’s pre-season contest against a Flight Centre Brisbane Premier League Select side at the BRFC Training Facility (6:30pm KO).
“After arriving in Brisbane this morning, I encourage all our members, supporters, and the local football community to come and meet Alex in person at our pre-season match this Saturday night at our City of Logan training facility,” Aloisi concluded.
Brisbane Roar FC Hyundai A-League 2018/19 squad
Goalkeepers: Brendan WHITE, Jamie YOUNG
Defenders: Daniel BOWLES, Luke DEVERE, Jack HINGERT, Dane INGHAM, Stefan NIGRO, Connor O’TOOLE, Avram PAPADOPOULOS, Jacob PEPPER, Aaron REARDON
Midfielders: Joe CALETTI, Brett HOLMAN, Thomas KRISTENSEN, Alex LOPEZ, Matt MCKAY (c), Stefan MAUK
Attackers: Eric BAUTHEAC, Shannon BRADY, Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, HENRIQUE, Tobias MIKKELSEN, Adam TAGGART, Dylan WENZEL-HALLS