The New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses was already an A-League star – after clinching his 4th title in the Australian top-tier for Syndey FC in the last Sunday the Kiwi turned himself certainly into a legend in the most important football league of Australia.
The first title of Kosta was back in 2011 when he helped Brisbane Roar to celebrate the glory, then All Whites‘ member was part of Melbourbe Victory titles in 2015 and 2018. Now, in 2020, all the issues of the COVID-19 were not able to stop the premiers Sydney to confirm their favouritism and beat Melbourne City in the extra-time thanks to a goal of Australian international Rhyan Grant.
The 30-year-old Barbarouses already played a total of 231 matches in A-League and scored 69 goals – including both regular season and finals – what makes him the 4th all-time top scorer of the league. In the 2019/20 season, Barbarouses scored eight goals in the succesful campaign of his Sydney FC.
Barbarouses, that already represented New Zealand for 46 times, is certainly one of the most important figures of the A-League of all-time. The player that seemed to be unsuccessful in Europe in stints playing in Russia and Greece, capitalised most of his career achievements in the Australian top-professional football league playing for Brisbane, Wellington, Melbourne Victory and Sydney.
A potential move to leave A-League seems unlikely now for the experienced player – it seems the New Zealander will be looking to lift the league’s trophy for the fifth time in the 2020/21 season as he contract is set to expire in 2022.
Football will restart soon for Barbarouses and Sydney FC as the club is still taking part of the AFC Champions League and the club is set to take on the Chinese giants Shanghai SIPG next month for the continuation of the continental tournament that was forced to stop due COVID-19 pandemics – and the continental glory is something that both Barbarouses and Syndey are still looking to add to their profiles.