Jeremy Brockie ends 5-year SA stay, signs for Australian club

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New Zealand striker Jeremy Brockie has ended his five-year stint in South Africa and signed for a second-tier Australian club.

JEREMY BROCKIE PLAYED FOR 3 SA CLUBS

The 33-year-old has joined Victorian Premier League club Bentleigh Greens after trialling with the Newcastle Jets, one of his former A-League clubs.

Brockie left Mamelodi Sundowns in mid-year and a potential return to South Africa was scuppered when his former club SuperSport United cooled on their initial interest in bringing him back to Pretoria.

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The former Wellington Phoenix favourite won five trophies in five years in South Africa, but struggled for game-time at Sundowns after his 2018 transfer from SuperSport where he scored 54 goals and helped the club win three titles.

Sundowns loaned him to Premier Soccer League rivals Maritzburg United in the 2019/20 season, but he was limited to just one goal in 12 appearances.

BROCKIE SIGNED FOR NEW CLUB ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Brockie and his wife Jessica relocated their family to Townsville in north Queensland after leaving South Africa.

He had been hoping to get another A-League contract, but Bentleigh Greens – an ambitious club based in Cheltenham, a south-east Melbourne suburb – announced Brockie’s signing on Christmas Day.

“Jeremy Brockie comes to Bentleigh on the back of a very successful stint in South Africa with SuperSport United, Mamelodi Sundowns & Maritzburg United,” the club said.

“Brockie has also represented Wellington Phoenix, Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets and North Queensland Fury in the A-League.

“We look forward to seeing Jeremy at Kingston Heath in 2021.’’

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Brockie helped Matsatsantsa win two Nedbank Cup titles and a MTN8 crown. He was part of two Premier Soccer League (PSL) title winning squads at Mamelodi Sundowns.

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