Former Socceroos captain Mark Milligan will retire from football at the end of the A-League season.
Milligan, 35, has played more than 330 matches in a professional career dating back to his time in the old National Soccer League in 2002 with Northern Spirit.
“I have been so fortunate to have the career I’ve had,” said Milligan, who ended his Socceroos career in December 2019 with 80 caps to his name.
“Through my journey I have been lucky enough to play with some wonderful players, coaches, clubs and in some fantastic parts of the world.
“So many people gave up so much for me to achieve my dreams of a being a professional footballer, none more so than my family.
“I have decided that now is the time for me to not only give back to them but to the game that has given me so much.”
Milligan, the 2015 Joe Marston medallist, has played for four A-League clubs – Sydney FC,…