Goodwin signs three-year Adelaide United deal

Reds star and all-time top scorer Craig Goodwin will stay and play in Adelaide until the end of the 2024/25 A-League season.

Craig Goodwin has signed a three-year contract with United to play to 2025. Photo: Adelaide United

Craig Goodwin has signed a three-year contract with United to play to 2025. Photo: Adelaide United

United said Goodwin had spent the past two seasons in Adelaide on loan from Saudi Arabian club Al-Wehda.

The Saudi Pro League club had now released him from his contract allowing him to commit with the Reds long-term.

Goodwin has played six seasons with United since 2014, playing 138 games and scoring a club-record 44 goals.

The 30-year-old Socceroos international won a A-League Premiership and Championship double in 2016 as well as the 2018 Australia Cup.

In 2021/22 he became United’s all-time top-scorer and claimed his second Aurelio Vidmar Medal.

Craig Goodwin has signed a three-year contract with United. Photo: Adelaide United

Goodwin today said that he was “incredibly excited” about staying on in Adelaide.

“I had a few different options, but Adelaide was always our preference – this is our home and we wanted our future as a family to be here,” he said.

“Even though last season didn’t end the way we wanted, we continued to improve throughout the year and it was memorable for the entire team.

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“I believe we have a special group and can achieve great things this season, winning silverware with this Club is the goal.

“This season is promising to be one of the most exciting to date and I can’t wait to get back underway with the boys.”

Head coach Carl Veart said Goodwin was an asset for both the team and club.

“His quality and pedigree will continue to be paramount for our side, helping to drive high standards each and every day in training alongside our other experienced players,” he said.

“After the improvements we made last season, 2022/23 is promising to be another positive and competitive year and I know the entire team is ready to hit the ground running.”

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