January 16, 2020

Sydney Olympic Football Club would like to advise that Alex Sanchez has requested a release from his 2020 contract to return home to be closer to family and take up a new football challenge. The Club has granted this release for Alex to allow him to get back to Spain and be closer to family and take up this opportunity.

Club CEO John Boulous acknowledged the positive contribution Alex has made both on and off the field;

“Alex is an exceptional talent on the field who was instrumental in our 2018 season where we won the Premiership and Championship. He was a crowd and NPL favourite, that entertained fans with his quality skills and attacking play and will be very much missed”.

“While we would have loved Alex, as a key member of our squad to stay for this season, we would never stand in his way as he undertakes the next stage of his life and we wish him the best of luck with this ” Boulous added.

“Alex was rightfully considered one of the best foreign players to participate in the NSW NPL, as well as being a wonderful person off the field, who was always very happy to assist and inspire our younger players and fans” said Boulous.

Alex Sanchez was sad to be leaving a Club where he experienced many memorable moments with the biggest being winning the Grand Final in 2018 and scoring a brace in front of over 7,000 fans at Leichhardt Oval. Alex stated;

“It is with mixed emotions that I make this decision, it was very difficult for me as I have Olympic in my heart and have loved my time with the best Club in Australia. I will be an Olympic fan forever and follow them closely from Spain”.

“ I would like to thank Damon, Bill and John for giving me this opportunity to play for Olympic, they made me feel at home from day 1 and I can’t put into words how grateful I am.”

“To the Coaching staff, physio’s, Chris and Sammy and support staff thank you making me a better footballer and individual and I look forward to staying in contact with you”.

“To the fans that supported me at every match, I hope I gave you as much joy as you gave to me by coming to watch each week, Olympic has the best supporters in the league”.

“To all the players I have played with while I was here, you are more than teammates, you are family to me and I cannot thank you enough for the support and friendship we have made now and will continue into the future”.

I would like to wish everyone in the Sydney Olympic family the very best for the future and a premiership and championship in 2020”.

The Club would like to thank Alex for his service over the last two seasons and wish him and his family the very best for the future.

Hear from Alex below as he bids farewell to the Club

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