Western United announce captain and vice-captain for new A-League season


Western United can confirm its captain and vice-captain for the 2020/21 A-League season ahead of Monday’s season opener.

Alessandro Diamanti will wear the captain’s armband for the second year in a row, while Tomi Uskok will take on the role as vice-captain.

United Head Coach Mark Rudan said Diamanti’s leadership on and off the pitch meant that he would lead the Green and Black once again.

“I think nothing changes with Diamanti, he showed his leadership qualities last season, and nothing changes this year,” Rudan said.

Diamanti Uskok

Uskok, who signed for United in January 2020, will be United’s vice-captain.

“Tomi came in halfway through the season and he was an exceptional leader for us, a great communicator,” Rudan said.

“He’s one for the future as far as we’re concerned, we can build a club around Tomi.

“In a very short space of time he’s got the respect of all the players and the coaching staff as well.

“We’re extremely happy with two very strong leaders on the park and off the park as well.”

Western United kick off the A-League season on Monday, 28 December against Adelaide United at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong.

Iconic Aussie singer Daryl Braithwaite will perform as part of the pre-match entertainment.

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