Former Captain Eagar leads five departures
South Melbourne FC would like to confirm the departure of two time Championship winning player and former club captain Michael Eagar.
Since crossing from Northcote City in 2014, Eagar immediately assumed the role as club captain and played an integral part in the club winning its first title in 9 seasons during that season. In his 112 senior appearances for the club, Eagar was also able to play a part in our second NPL triumph in three seasons in 2016, while also proudly lifting the Dockerty Cup and Premiers Plate in 2015.
A true professional and fantastic person to lead our proud club, we would like to thank Michael for his efforts as captain and wish him all the best for the next chapter in his career.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, an emotional Eagar spoke highly of his time at the club. “I would have preferred to personally say thanks to everyone at this great club who has made my time extremely enjoyable; however I would like to express my gratitude to all of the supporters, players, coaches, media team and directors at South Melbourne. In particular, CT for giving me the honour of captaining the club during my 4 years, the players such as Norts who have made the journey very special and Frankie for going above and beyond every day of the week. I’ve always worn the South colours with pride and I hope I’ve given the supporters as many great memories as they’ve given me.
Wishing the club and it’s supporters all the very best, I look forward to seeing South Melbourne back in their rightful spot of the country’s top division in the coming years where i will be supporting as a fan.”
He joins fellow Championship winning players Zaim Zeneli (North Sunshine) and Luke Adams (Overseas), as well as David Moreno (Spain) and Stefan Zinni (Avondale) as confirmed departures ahead of pre-season training on Monday.