Elsey departs United

Adelaide United can officially confirm Jordan Elsey has decided to leave the Club.

The 27-year-old defender made his Reds debut in October 2013 and went on to play 141 games for the Club, scoring six goals. 

Elsey, who sits seventh on the Club’s all-time appearances list, won the A-League Premiership and Championship double in 2016 and was part of United’s three FFA Cup triumphs.

Speaking on his departure Elsey, said: “Deciding to leave my hometown Club was the hardest decision I’ve made in my career. 

“As a boy from Adelaide, it was always my dream to play for the Club that I grew up supporting, so to have spent more than seven years here is something I’ll cherish forever. 

“The memories I’ve made while wearing the Adelaide United shirt and winning trophies for South Australia are things I’ll never forget. 

“Lastly, I want to thank the Club’s fans for always believing in me – I’m proud to have represented you all and will be forever grateful for the love you’ve shown me.” 

Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, said: “Jordan has been a key contributor to the on and off-field successes of the Club over a significant period of time. 

“On the park he was a tenacious defender who was a key part of our Premiership, Championship, and FFA Cup successes.

“In more recent times off the park, he became a leader at the Club wearing the Captain’s armband on numerous occasions last season.

“On behalf of everyone at Adelaide United, I want to thank Jordan for his commitment to the Club and wish him well.”