A real ‘Mr Reliable’, Wilkinson was a late bloomer when it comes to the international scene but has made up for lost time with some exceptional performances in the Green and Gold.
He was solid and consistent at the World Cup in Brazil and did his job when called upon to help the Socceroos go all the way at the Asian Cup.
Wilkinson was a foundation member of the Central Coast Mariners, making 172 appearances for the club and skippering the side for five seasons.
After giving the Mariners great service and leading them to a second Premiership in 2012, Wilkinson moved to Korean club Jeonbuk Motors for the following season and last year helped them take out the K-League title while earning the plaudits for being one of the best foreign players in the competition.
While he is nearing the later stages of his career, Wilkinson’s experience and composure could be an asset for this emerging Socceroos squad for a few more years to come yet.
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