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May 11, 2017   |  4:54AM AET

Wanderers announce player departures

Wanderers announce player departures

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers have today confirmed the departure of a number of players from the Club’s 2016/17 squad.

Dimas, Mitch Nichols, Scott Neville, Bruno Piñatares, Ryan Griffiths, Liam Youlley, Stefan Zinni and Emilio Martinez have all parted ways with the Wanderers following the conclusion of their contracts.

Captain Dimas departs after making 58 appearances and scoring six goals in his two seasons with the Wanderers.


The 34-year-old midfielder arrived from Recreativo in Spain and immediately established himself as one of the league’s premier midfielders, playing a key role in the Wanderers’ charge to their third Grand Final in the 2015/16 season.

The Spaniard received the honour of being named just the third captain in Wanderers history and leaves having been the Club’s top pass-maker in both of his seasons at Western Sydney.

Vice-captain Mitch Nichols says farewell after a stellar two seasons at the Wanderers, where he scored 13 goals in his 63 appearances.

Mitch Nichols

The 28-year-old midfielder will look back fondly particularly on his debut season with Club, in which he was selected in the PFA Team of the Season and named both the Members’ Player of the Year presented by Coffee Emporium and the Rod Allen Award: Media Player of the Year at last year’s Wanderers Medal.

Scott Neville departs after spending the past two seasons at the Wanderers, making 60 appearances and netting three goals, including a sensational strike in the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.

The 28-year-old was a mainstay at right back during his time in Red & Black and will now return to Western Australia with hometown side Perth Glory.


Uruguayan Bruno Piñatares will say goodbye after making 21 appearances across all competitions, as will striker Ryan Griffiths who made seven appearances for the Club after signing mid-way through the season.

Midfielder Liam Youlley, who made four appearances and scored one goal, winger Stefan Zinni, who made two appearances for the Wanderers, and midfielder Emilio Martinez also depart following the conclusion of the contracts.

Meanwhile, Argentine marquee Nicolás Martinez and midfielder Terry Antonis will return to parent Clubs Olympiacos and PAOK respectively following the conclusion of their loan deals with the Wanderers.