The Socceroos lining up for the national anthem in Sydney against Lebanon. Photo supplied by Football Australia.

Former Socceroo Mark Bresciano has today announced his retirement from his role on Football Australia’s Board of Directors.

The 84-time capped international and Football Australia Hall of Fame member is removing himself due to family priorities and other business interests.

Despite this, the 44-year-old will still be heavily involved in the Football Development Committee in a bid to help grow the sport in Australia with his knowledge and passion.

Football Australia chairman, Anter Isaac, shared his appreciation for Bresciano’s work and commitment:

“Mark has been a tremendous asset to our Board, bringing invaluable insights from his extensive experience as a player at the highest levels of the sport. While we will miss his ongoing participation at Board level, we are deeply grateful for his unwavering commitment,” he said.

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Bresciano commented on his time involved with the Board as he has his sights firmly set on the future.

“Serving Football Australia and contributing to the sport that has given so much to me has been a profound honour. I am thankful for the experiences and relationships built during my tenure on the Board,” Bresciano said.

“As I shift my focus to my family and personal business interests, I look forward to continuing to work with the Board, Management, and football in a different capacity, continuing to help shape the future successes of our national teams.”

The former Lazio and Palermo midfielder also currently holds a role on the Board of Directors at Italian third division side Catania – working alongside another former Socceroo, Vince Grella, and new Perth Glory owner Ross Pelligra.

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