It is with great pleasure and honour to inform you that St George Football Club has appointed former Socceroo Legend Jim Patikas as our U13 and U14 youth league Head Coach for the 2019 Season.
Jim Patikas played for the Socceroos 27 times and represented the Young Socceroos in both the 1981 and 1983 FIFA World Youth Cups. Jim also played for Sydney City, Sydney Olympic, Sydney Croatia, Aberdeen, AEK Athens, Athinaikos and Kastoria.
Jim was the Australian, NSW Player of the Year and top goal scorer in 1985, he was the Greek League MVP in 1986/87 & 1989/90 with AEK Athens, 1st Socceroo to play in the UEFA Champions League (AEK Athens), 1st player to represent Socceroos while based at a non-Australian club, 5th Youngest Socceroos debutant (Sydney City) at 17 year old and 4th Youngest NSL debutant (Sydney City) at 15 years old.
We wish Jim all the success for 2019 as we look forward in building strong squads for the season ahead.
Jim’s assistants will be announced soon.