'It's one of my crowning achievements': Sydney FC star Le Fondre
He’s scored goals in the Premier League but Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre thinks Sydney FC’s Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final victory over Perth Glory is ‘one of his crowning achievements’.
Although an accomplished marksman, the 32-year-old has found title victories few and far between across a journey spanning all four divisions of English football.
Le Fondre was twice on the losing side in a League Two play-off Final at Wembley (with Rochdale in 2007/08 and Rotherham United in 2009/10).
He announced his title ambitions when moving halfway across the world to sign for Steve Corica’s side last August.
Now Le Fondre – Sydney’s top scorer this season 18 goals - can now add a Hyundai A-League Grand Final win alongside a Championship title win with Reading 2011/12.
“Unbelievable – it’s one of my crowning achievements. I came out here to win big things and what better than winning the prize thing in Australia. I’m really buzzing. It’s what I came for really,” Le Fondre told FOX Sports.
“It’s a testament to the boys. They’re such a great group. Team spirit carries you a long way in football.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the boys and how they’ve accepted me. We’ve got such a fantastic group, it’s carried us all the way here.
“It fully vindicates everything I’ve done in the past 12 months. To come out here and be a champion – that’s what I wanted to do, I wanted to win things.
“[Now] we look forward to backing it up again next season, that’s what champions do.”