Del Piero signs on for second Sydney season

Thursday, 21 February 2013 1:02 PM

Del Piero signs on for second Sydney season

Sydney FC have officially announced that Alessandro Del Piero will be remaining at the club for another season in Sky Blue.

Del Piero who had reportedly received bids from around the globe, deciding to stay with the resurgent Sky Blues for a second season, the Italian revealing he is content with life in the harbour city.

“I am very happy to be staying at Sydney FC for another season,” Del Piero said.

“I chose Sydney FC at the beginning of this season because I wanted to show my love of football in another country and I have enjoyed the challenge and my time at Sydney FC and in Australia.

“I have always said I want to continue that for next season but first we must work hard for success on the field for the rest of this season.”

The decision to stay and activate the second year of his $2 million a season deal was met with delight by Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow, who told the club's website the following.

“I am delighted to announce that Alessandro Del Piero will continue to be a Sydney FC player for the 2013/14 season,” said Barlow.

“Alessandro’s arrival at Sydney FC has been a wonderful success for Sydney FC and the A-League both domestically and internationally.

“His performances on the field have been tremendous, highlighted by him becoming the leading goalscorer for Sydney FC in a single season, but off the field he has also delivered unprecedented interest and profile for Sydney FC across all levels of the club.

“We look forward to working together with Alessandro to increase the profile of Sydney FC and football in Australia as we strive for success on the pitch for the remainder of this season and next.”

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Comments (4)
He is the reason we are paying attention on Australia's football. Get David Backham in then this world will be more exciting .
Kevin  |  
23 May 2013 03:50 PM
Great news for him and the league. This will be more attention on the good side.
Tony Genualdi  |  
22 Feb 2013 01:55 AM
Just read that Del Piero has signed for another year.I think that is the best news for the A League since its inception. I am a Jets fan but I make sure I watch the Sydney game every week to watch his brilliance.Thank You Alessandro.
chris  |  
21 Feb 2013 08:46 PM
Mr Progress  |  
21 Feb 2013 02:06 PM