#ThanksBresc was trending around Australia following the announcement of Socceroo legend Mark Bresciano’s international retirement.
The social media love came from many quarters, but it’s always insightful to read the tributes of team-mates, past and present, alike.
After all, 84-time Socceroo Bresciano was a player his former team-mate Vince Grella describes as Australia’s best ever.
He was the man which scored that oft-overlooked crucial goal against Uruguay and here’s some of the #ThanksBresc admiration.
It's been a pleasure to share 3 WorldCups Asian Cup Champions and priceless memories brother. Australian legend pic.twitter.com/jiom9H5yGK
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) February 25, 2015
Very privileged to have shared the pitch with such a legend. One of the greatest.. Wishing him all the best!! #ThanksBresc
— Massimo Luongo (@MassLuongo) February 25, 2015
— James Troisi (@JTroisi14) February 25, 2015
Great honour to play with one of @Socceroos best players Mark Bresciano. Truly a great player, great bloke and a legend of the game.
— Ivan Franjic (@Franjic5) February 25, 2015
— Bailey Wright (@baileywright92) February 25, 2015
Could not speak highly enough of the great man on and off the pitch! A real hero for me growing up! Will be sorely missed #ThanksBresc
— Ryan McGowan (@rmcgowan89) February 25, 2015
— Aziz Behich (@AzizBehich) February 25, 2015
Congratulations on a stellar international career Bresc!! One of the classiest Socceroos of all time on and off the field. #ThanksBresc
— Bruce Djite (@BDjite) February 25, 2015
Congrats on a great career! Top player and a top guy #ThanksBresc
— Nikita Rukavytsya (@RealRukavytsya) February 25, 2015
— Mile Sterjovski (@MSterjovski) February 25, 2015