Meier on coming to the Wanderers


Wanderers new signing Alex Meier says he didn’t take long to decide to try a new challenge when the opportunity came to link up with the Wanderers this Hyundai A-League season. 

In what is a coup for both the Hyundai A-League and the Wanderers, Meier touched down in Sydney on Sunday morning and is ready to make an impact in his first season outside of Germany. 

“When Markus called me and asked if I could imagine playing here (in Australia) I did not have to think long about it,” said Meier. 

“It is a new challenge and experience for me and I was already on the way.”



Meier comes to the club with a massive reputation having scored 146 goals in 400 games across all competitions, the majority with German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

During his time at Frankfurt he was named the Football God by fans and spent five seasons playing with midfielder Pirmin Schwegler, who also signed with the Wanderers this season. 

“I got to the club when I was 21 and left when I was 35 … 14 years and they were amazing times,” he added.

“Two times we went into the second league and that was sad but I had many good times there.

“I love the people there and it will always be my football home. I am grateful for the wonderful times I had there.”

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The towering German said he was ready to give his all for the Wanderers this season.

“It is difficult to speak about myself but I can only give 100 percent at every training session and every game and be as professional as I can,” he said.

“I want to be professional on the field and outside. I think I can help the team.”