This is the first of what will be a series of player profiles.
Who better to start with than the Reds talismanic striker, Jeronimo Morales Neumann?
Neumann, or just “Jeronimo” as he likes to be called, has been with the club for only a relatively short time but has quickly become a fan-favourite for his ability to get behind defences and score goals from both feet.
Jeronimo started his career with the famous River Plate in the Argentine Primera Division, before stints at San Lorenzo, Instituto and Estudiantes de la Plata saw him make his first move overseas to English Championship club Barnsley in 2010.
Neumann signed with the Reds in August 2012 on a one year contract.
His impact was immediate.
His first goal for the club was a memorable one, scored after coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute of Adelaide’s 3-2 away loss to Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor in the AFC Champions League.
He also claimed the Man of the Match award in his first A-League game with the club, setting up the first goal for the Reds in their 0-2 away win against Newcastle United in Round 1 of the 2012-13 season.
Since then, he has gone from strength to strength.
Jeronimo has scored 15 goals in 45 appearances for Adelaide United and continues to be one of their most influential players up front, a major factor for the club offering him a two-year contract extension prior to this season.
Let’s hope he decides to stick around for longer.
This is a player who is undoubtedly in his prime and will be integral for continued success at Adelaide United for years to come.
Lucky for us, he seems to like it in the city of churches.