Socceroos star Aussie superstar David Pocock is set to sell his A-Lister shirts, which have become a staple of his style of play, to win the right to represent Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 25-year-old midfielder is set for a sell-off of the iconic red and white jerseys in an effort to get more fans into the sport, which has been criticised for a lack of sponsors.
Pocock is the highest-profile A-league star to sell out international matches in recent years and, like many others, the Socceroos captain has taken a heavy personal hit with his retirement after a string of knee injuries.
Victory, the A-lister side that won the Socceroo Super Cup in 2014, are reportedly preparing to sell off Pocock’s iconic jerseys and replace them with a new set.
Pok confirmed on social media that he was in discussions with Victory over the sale of his jersey, which had become an icon of his playing career.
Polock was among the most famous A-lingos to sell their jerseys, which became a fixture in his style, winning the Socceros Super Cup, Asian Champions League and World Cup with his club in 2014.
Victoria will sell their jersey at a nominal fee, with the club hoping to raise $10 million from the sale.
Victorian Football Federation chief executive Steve Breen said he had been in contact with Victory, who he said had agreed to sell the shirts to a charity.
Victorians AFL boss Paul Little said the sale would benefit Victorians, who have been left with “a little less than $30 million” in savings over the next two years.
“Victorians fans deserve a better way to spend their hard-earned money and Victory are determined to do just that by providing fans with a good value for their hard earned money,” Little said.
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The 34-year‑old Pocock has played his entire career for Perth and is a two-time Socceroos World Cup winner, playing for both the 2001 and 2002 World Cups.
The former Australian Olympic and Paralympic champion is one of the most recognisable names in Australian sport, having captained the Soccerones from 2004-06.AAP/ABC NewsTopics:sport,socceroos,australia