Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed that defender Tarek Elrich has left the club to pursue another opportunity.
A Western Sydney local, Elrich was one of the Wanderers’ first signings back in 2012.
The fullback made 11 appearances in his first stint with the club, helping the Red & Black in their record-breaking run to the Premiers Plate and Grand Final.
Capped three times by the Socceroos, Elrich made his return to Western Sydney in May 2018 after five successful seasons with Adelaide United where he won the Premiership, Championship and FFA Cup.
Since returning to the club, Elrich has become a true ambassador for the Western Sydney region and the defender thanked the club, members and fans for their support over the years.
“I’m never good with goodbyes but it’s time for me to move onto a new adventure,” said Elrich.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone. This club obviously means a lot to me being one of the first players signed and then for the club to bring me back last season.
“I love this place and it will always have a special place in my heart.
“To the members and fans, you have been nothing but amazing and are definitely the best fans in the league. You make our jobs easier when you make all the noise out there and thank you for supporting me through my journey here.”
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas thanked Tarek for his contribution to the club.
“Anyone who knows Tarek knows that he has been a wonderful ambassador for this club and proud of the region he has represented, we wish him and his young family all the very best in the future.”