Besart Berisha: everyone’s arch enemy and the A-League’s greatest ever striker | Emma Kemp

Besart Berisha: everyone’s arch enemy and the A-League’s greatest ever striker | Emma Kemp

The Guardian

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Love him or hate him, the Western United striker has whittled his way into the psyche of just about all who cross his path

As a general rule, Besart Berisha does not settle for second. He did not for Melbourne Victory in December 2016 when, having missed numerous chances to equal Archie Thompson’s all-time A-League scoring record of 90, used the half-time break to smash some chairs, a rubbish bin and a door “to relax a little bit”, before emerging to score a second-half winner.

He did not in 2011, when his brace helped Brisbane Roar to a 4-0 win and a 36th consecutive victory that broke a 74-year-old Australian sporting record. And he did not in 2018, when his remarkable overhead kick gave Victory an 89th-minute elimination-final win over Adelaide United.

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