Super sub Sanchez says adiós Adelaide

Adelaide United super sub, Pablo Sánchez, has announced he will leave the Reds following their double title-winning season.

Sanchez equalled the most goals scored as a substitute in one A-League season with seven in the Reds thrilling 2015/16 campaign.

The Spaniard went on to rifle home Adedaide's third goal on the cusp of full time in their 3-1 Grand Final triumph over Western Sydney Wanderers.

Opening scorer of that match, Bruce Kamau, has already left the Reds for Melbourne City.

Sánchez spent two successful seasons with the Reds, winning three trophies and playing a significant role in each piece of silverware the club claimed. 

All up, the 33-year-old played 57 matches for United and scored 19 goals.

Speaking on leaving the club, Pablo Sánchez said: “My time at Adelaide United was very good.

“Last season we won the FFA Cup in my first year at United and it was an amazing year because I also won the Golden Boot.

“This season just passed was fantastic as well for how we came back from a slow start and then we won the Premiership and the Championship.

“The way we won this season made it more important because we stayed together and worked very hard in the difficult times and got the rewards for our sacrifice.

“Scoring in the Grand Final was the icing on the cake for me and I will always remember this moment.

“It was one of the most important moments in my life alongside my wedding and the birth of my son.

“I will never forget Adelaide and I want to come back one day, to enjoy the club and the people here, that I love."

In a statement the club said it wished the striker well and thanked him for his commitment to the Reds.