Caltex Socceroos flyer leaves his Dutch club

Caltex Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin is on the lookout for a new club after agreeing to cancel his contract with Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam.

Goodwin announced the news on his Instagram account in the early hours of Tuesday morning (AEST).

“Many good memories and experiences and a lot of lessons learnt from my time here. thank you to the players and to all the fans for the support and the “Goodwin’s on fire” chant whilst I was here,” Goodwin wrote.

“Will always remember the last day of the season last year.”

The move comes less than a month after Goodwin extended his contract until the end of next season.

Goodwin will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Sparta fans having played a key role in their survival from relegation last season.

The 26-year-old scored a goal and had two assists in a 3-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign to keep the Rotterdam club in the Dutch top flight.

It’s been another difficult season for Sparta, who currently sits second from bottom in the Eredivisie and will be involved in relegation play-offs following this weekend’s final round clash against Heracles.

Goodwin, who has three Caltex Socceroos caps to his name, made 21 appearances for the club in 2017/18 with 13 from the start.

“It's best for both the club and the player not to continue with each other,” technical manager Henk van Stee said in a club statement.

“We wish him every success in the rest of his career.”

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