Gold Coast soccer player faces court

Victim allegedly punched in the face

Gold Coast soccer player faces court

A Queensland National Premier League soccer player has been released on bail after allegedly punching a woman in the face last August.

27-year-old Surfers Paradise man Nicholas Bechar faced Southport Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm.

The victim of the alleged attack in Coorparoo required surgery and had a metal plate inserted in her cheek.

His case returns to court on January 20.