Goodwin leaves Reds for Sparta Rotterdam


Adelaide United announces winger, Craig Goodwin, will officially depart the Club for Eredivisie side, Sparta Rotterdam, after signing for the Dutch club overnight.

After successfully passing a medical with newly promoted Dutch side, and with his contract with the Reds expiring, Craig Goodwin will officially depart Adelaide United.

Goodwin, a South Australian who was a hometown favourite, joined the Club at the start of the 2014/15 season and was part of United’s 2015/16 Premiership and Championship double-winning side. 

In two successful years with the Reds, Goodwin featured 59 times and scored ten goals before ending his time with Club by being crowned the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion for 2015/16 as well as voted Adelaide United’s Members’ Player of the Year. 


Amazing feeling to win both the Premiers Plate and the A-League Championship!

A photo posted by Craig Goodwin (@craiggoodwin16) on

Speaking to the Club from the Netherlands overnight, Goodwin said: “I’d like thank all the Adelaide United fans for their support over the last two years.

“It’s been an amazing two seasons and to finish on a high by winning the double with my teammates, but also winning the Members’ Player of the Year award and the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion Award, it’s a great honour for me as a local boy.

“I also want to thank the coaching staff and everyone involved with the Club because they’ve all been fantastic towards me. 

“I’ve said before, the team last season was the best team I’ve played with, but they’re also the best group of people.  

“It’s been two years that I’ll never forget because I won trophies with my hometown club and helped to make history with them as well. 

Craig Goodwin has officially departed Adelaide United for Dutch club, Sparta Rotterdam.

“I’m 24 years old and I’ve gained some great experience in the A-League, but I feel it’s time to try my luck in Europe and try and progress as a player as much as possible. 

“I’ve always had aspirations to play at the highest level possible and I feel like this is the step that I need to take to also represent my country on a regular basis too.” 

The entire Adelaide United family thanks Craig for his commitment to the Club and wish him well for his future career.