Perth Glory can confirm that goalkeeper Brad Jones has decided to retire from professional football.
Click HERE to watch his retirement announcement video.
The 41-year-old Perth local joined Glory ahead of the 2021/22 A-League season, having previously played extensively in Europe and Asia for clubs including Liverpool, Feyenoord, Middlesbrough and Al-Nassr.
He won three trophies apiece in England, Holland and Saudi Arabia, while also being capped by the Socceroos on six occasions and being included in the 2018 World Cup squad.
“I feel proud to have achieved close to every dream I had as a young boy,” Jones said.
“From getting to play in the Premier League, to joining the team I supported as a boy in Liverpool, going to a World Cup, playing in the Champions League; it’s all been incredible.
“The path came with plenty of highs and lows but if someone told me as an eight-year-old growing up in Huntingdale that I would have the career I did, I would’ve taken that in a heartbeat.”
Injury unfortunately restricted Jones to only five appearances for Glory, but club CEO Anthony Radich was quick to congratulate him on his illustrious, 22-year professional career.
“Brad’s football journey has been a remarkable one and his achievements speak for themselves,” he said.
“It is a real shame that we did not get to see the best of him representing his hometown club, but he has been a fantastic ambassador for Australian football over the years.
“On behalf of everyone at Perth Glory, I’d like to thank Brad for his service and wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”