Michael Marrone departs Adelaide United after ten seasons with the Club across two separate stints.
The defender, who predominantly featured at right-back, will be remembered for his consistency, versatility and professionalism.
One of the unsung heroes in the team, Marrone would go about his business on the pitch with minimal fuss letting others enjoy the limelight and receive the plaudits.
Although mainly a right-back, he illustrated he was more than adept as an auxiliary centre-back too and even started the FFA Cup 2019 Final in that position – helping keep a clean sheet in a 4-0 rout of Melbourne City.
Lauded for his composure on the ball and ability to read the game, Marrone’s attributes allowed him to curtail the impact of his opponents more often than not.
In the latter stages of his Reds career, the defender also helped mentor his successor in Ryan Strain.
Overall, the 34-year-old experienced a lot of success at team level as well, and was one of the pillars in United’s backline for the bulk of his career, collecting ample silverware along the way.
Here is a quick look at Marrone’s career in numbers:
Marrone ranks second on the Club’s all-time appearances list with 193 games.
The number of trophies Marrone won in Red. They include three FFA Cups in 2014, 2018 and 2019, as well as the A-League Premiers’ Plate and Championship in 2016.
Marrone scored four goals for the Club, his first on Boxing Day in 2015 and his last arriving in the dramatic Semi-final against Perth Glory in 2019.
The number of assists he recorded in all competitions.
Marrone has the joint most FFA Cup appearances with the Club alongside Isaías.
100th Adelaide United appearance in all competitions achieved on 25 February 2017 vs Melbourne Victory
150th Adelaide United appearance in all competitions achieved on 30 November 2018 vs Brisbane Roar
150th A-League appearance for Adelaide United achieved on 11 January 2020