Former Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley to retire at the end of the season

Former Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley has announced his retirement from professional football at the end of this A-Leagues season.

Topor-Stanley had four incredible seasons in the Red & Black, two as captain, which saw him play in three Grand Finals and win a Champions League and Premiers Plate.

The defender featured in 125 matches for the Red & Black across the A-Leagues, Champions League, Australia Cup and Club World Cup and was selected in the PFA Team of the Year in the 2012/13 & 2015/16 seasons as well as winning the Wanderers Medal in 2015 and Members Player of the Year in 2013.
In 2013, Topor-Stanley was also selected in the A-League All Stars side that took on Manchester United.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 03: Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Western Sydney Wanderers holds aloft the trophy as the team celebrates on arrival at Sydney International Airport from Saudi Arabia after victory over Al Hilal in the Asian Champions League final on November 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Following the Wanderers, Topor-Stanley played in the UAE for a season before returning to the domestic competition with Newcastle Jets where he played for three years.

Topor-Stanley is set to finish his career with Western United, where he has played since 2021 and in total has amassed a total of 379 appearances in the domestic competition.

The Western Sydney Wanderers would like to thank Nikolai for his massive contribution to the club during it’s formative years and wish him all the best in the future.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during the 2016/17 A-League Season Launch at ANZ Stadium on October 4, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)