Sydney Olympic Football Club at tonight’s Season launch had the pleasure of inducting Club legend Peter Raskopoulos into the Hall of Fame.
On the night Simon Hill, Chief Football Commentator at Fox Sports provided the following introduction;
Peter Raskopoulos had a long and successful career, which began with him making his senior debut for Olympic at just 15. At 18, he was part of the Socceroos team that won their first Oceania Nations Cup title, and twelve months later, he captained the Young Socceroos at the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championships. He played in two NSL Grand Finals for Olympic in the mid-80’s, sadly losing on both occasions to South Melbourne and Adelaide City, but finally got his hands on the trophy as CEO of the club in 2001/02, with the Premiership arriving a year later. He won 15 full caps for Australia, and although he now devotes most of his time to his business interests, he remains a keen student of the game, and youth football in particular…he was elected into the FFA Hall of Fame in 2016.
Congratulations Peter on the wonderful contribution you have made to Sydney Olympic Football Club, both on and off the field.
Peter now joins a distinguished list of Olympic Hall of Fame Members which includes;
- Mark Bosnich
- Nick Carle
- Pablo Cardozo
- Graham Jennings
- Ante Juric
- Chris Kalantzis
- Peter Katholos
- Grant Lee
- Gary Meier
- Les Murray AM
- Jim Patikas
- Abbas Saad
Sydney Olympic Football Club also presented their First Grade Men and Women squads with their home jersey for the 2018 season, as well as hearing from Damon Hanlin on behalf of the Board, CEO John Boulous, Coaches and Captains ahead of what is shaping as an exciting season ahead on and off the field.