Words: ACFC Media
Wednesday 11 September 2019
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Arthur Egan has been named as Auckland City FC's Club Ambassador after serving 15 years as first team property steward.
Chairman Ivan Vuksich was delighted Egan accepted the opportunity to bolster the club's public relations presence on match days and in general.
"Arthur Egan represents everything that's good and wholesome about what Auckland City FC is about and that's why I didn't hesitate to ask him whether he was interested in our club ambassador role.
"Arthur's career is a testimony to his selflessness, his love of football and his love of the club and is a perfect fit to take on the job given it's something he's done in the past in the Hyundai A-League.
"The Auckland City FC board also made a unanimous decision to confer Arthur as a Life Member of our club in recognition of his services to the Navy Blues.
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"Arthur is now a Life Member of New Zealand Football, Auckland Football and Auckland City FC, each accolade thoroughly deserved.
"He knows the club inside and out, has the respect of the club committee, sponsors, coaches, players and supporters and we're excited he's going to lead the way in welcoming guests to the club throughout the summer," Vuksich told www.aucklandcityfc.com.
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Egan, who was property steward for the first team for 15 years, steps down from that role after a superb tenure that took in nine FIFA Club World Cup campaigns including that memorable run to a bronze medal in Morocco five years ago.
He is the last person - either staff or player - of the club's foundation season to leave first team duties thus closing the door on a significant part of Auckland City FC history, at the same time opening another.
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Arthur Egan becomes Club Ambassador & Life Member.
1982 World Cup
Club World Cup
2015 U-20 World Cup
1999 U-17 World Cup
Details Career - Arthur Egan
Auckland Junior Football Control Board Member
Auckland Football Association Control Board Member
Auckland Football Association Life Member
1972, 1978-1982, 1989
All Whites Team Manager - FIFA World Cup Spain 1982
New Zealand U-20 Team Manager
Mount Roskill AFC Team Manager Lotto NRFL Premier Division runners-up
Mount Wellington AFC Team Manager ISPS Handa Premiership runners-up
Local Organising Committee Volunteer - FIFA U-17 World Cup New Zealand 1999
Football Kingz Match Day Coordinator (Australian National Soccer League)
New Zealand Knights Match Day Coordinator (Hyundai A League)
New Zealand Football 'Centre Circle' Award for Service to Football
Central United Property Steward Lotto NRFL Premier Division title
New Zealand Football Life Member
Local Organising Committee Volunteer - FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
Auckland City FC Property Steward
Auckland City FC Life Member
Auckland City FC Club Ambassador
Special Award For Services To Football 2006-07
FIFA Club World Cup bronze medal
2014 FIFA Club World Cup 5th place 2009
FIFA Club World Cup 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
OFC Champions League titles x9
OFC Presidents Cup title x1
Nike Lunar New Year Cup title x1
ISPS Handa Premiership titles x7
ISPS Handa Premiership minor titles x10
NZF Charity Cup titles x5