Socceroo Borrello signs long-term Western Sydney extension after ‘falling back in love with football’

Socceroos forward Brandon Borrello has committed his long-term future to Western Sydney Wanderers, signing a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2026-27 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

Borrello first signed for the Wanderers in 2022, ending a five-year stint abroad spent in Germany and relished a stellar debut season in red and black, winning the Wanderers Medal and the club’s Golden Boot.

His eye-catching Isuzu UTE A-League form led to a recall to the Socceroos, and his first international appearance in nearly two years against Ecuador in March, 2023.

Borrello suffered a foot fracture early in the 2023-24 season and is nearing a return to training in the coming weeks; he expressed his gratitude to the club and head coach Marko Rudan after signing his three-year contract extension.

“I’ve fallen back in love with football at the Wanderers and I cannot thank the club enough for the way that they have not only welcomed me, but embraced me as one of their family,” Borrello said.

“I’d like to also thank head coach Marko Rudan, for not only bringing me back to the A-Leagues, but for his mentorship and guidance that has not only helped me develop as a player and also as a person.

“The belief that the club has had in me has driven me to give everything I’ve got for this football club, the region and the Western Sydney community and I can’t wait to get back onto the field to show everyone what I’ve got.”

Rudan added: “We are very proud as a football club that Brandon has re-signed on a long-term deal that will see him at the club for many seasons to come.

“Brandon has not only been an influential player of this club on the field, but off the field where he has embodied what it truly means to represent this club and region.

“While this season hasn’t gone the way that he has certainly planned, we have put our full support behind Brandon and are excited to see him return back to the field in the months to come.”