Leigh Broxham has opened up on his hectic life outside of football and the stresses of raising three of a kind.
The Melbourne Victory utility is a club icon and a neutral fan's favourite due to his unflappable demeanour, precocious work rate and cheesy, 160-centimetre grin.
But behind the smiles and the valiant on-field accomplishments, 'Broxy' faces a much tougher task upon returning home at night - a set of blonde-haired triplets.
“It’s definitely tough,” he told Victory's club website.
“As soon as I go home I’m looking after them straight away and we are still trying to get the right amount of rest. Each month is different. When one thing gets easier something else becomes difficult.
“In terms of hobbies, we don’t have time for any. We are just preparing for the next stage of our lives at the moment.”
Among the feverish celebrations of teammates, Broxham made a few waves on Twitter after the Big V took out the 2017/18 A-League Championship, posting a photo with his three nearly-identical children.
The A-League stalwart complained about the trek, but said it was worth it for the memories.
“Newcastle was awesome,” said Broxham.
“It wasn’t easy getting them all up there either. Flights were expensive, but we just had to make it work.
“The kids were very young and didn’t exactly know what was going on, but those memories will always be there for me and Sam.”