The Central Coast Mariners have announced that veteran striker Matt Simon will depart the club at the end of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League campaign.
Simon played his junior football on the Central Coast and joined the Mariners in the lead up to the 2006/07 season from the now defunct representative team, Central Coast Lightning.
Since making his debut in 2006, Simon has featured 148 times in the Hyundai A-League in which he has found the back of the net on 41 occasions making him the all time leading goal scorer for the yellow and navy.
Simon’s career spans eight seasons across the Hyundai A-League, which was broken up by a short stint in the K-League Classic with Jeonnam Dragons in 2012.
Simon thanked the fans and members for their support during his career.
“The fans have been a huge part of why I always had plans to finish my career with this club. Unfortunately that won’t be. The club told me that I won’t fit into their plans for moving ahead next season,” Simon said.
The Central Coast Mariners wish Simon all the best with his career in football and he will continue training with the Mariners until the completion of his contract in May.