Sydney Olympic player Will Angel to retire from football after 20 years

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After 20 years, Sydney Olympic player, Will Angel, announced his retirement from playing football at the end of the 2023 season.

The Sydney Olympic club wrote in a Facebook post, one of the club’s favourite sons will retire with “257* games, 15 goals, Three Minor Premierships and Two Championship Doubles.”

Among his accolades over the decades, Will recently celebrated his 250th match for Sydney Olympic, the 6th player in the history of the club to achieve this milestone.

“His [Will’s] landmark 250th appearance for Olympic is a testament to his determination, juggling football with full-time work commitments,” the club wrote about the player who has been with the team since 2011.

Sydney Olympic FC held a special presentation for Will Angel. Photo: Facebook / Sydney Olympic.

“For a generation of Olympic fans, Will’s surname is synonymous with the No.7 jersey.”

“He [Will] remains one of the last links to the club’s National Soccer League history, beginning his career as an 11 year-old in Olympic’s youth system in 2000 under the tutelage of Peter Katholos.”

Will Angel began his career as an 11 year-old in Olympic’s youth system in 2000 under the tutelage of Peter Katholos. Photo: Supplied.

The club boasted Angel’s “professionalism, persistence and humility” consistently throughout “uncertain periods for both the club and the game”.

Will Angel has played with Sydney Olympic from 2011 to 2023. Photo: Sydney Olympic FC.

Will came through the junior ranks at Olympic before making his 1st grade debut in 2011 against Wollongong Wolves.

“The club wishes to thank Will and his family for his unwavering service to Sydney Olympic, as a player, ambassador and most importantly: as a fan,” the announcement concluded.

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