Sydney FC Sign Brazilian Full Back Fabio

Thursday, 24 May 2012 9:14 AM

Sydney FC Sign Brazilian Full Back Fabio

Sydney FC has completed the signing of pacy Brazilian full back Fabio Alves Macedo on a two year contract.

The left back is Head Coach Ian Crook’s second signing of the week after securing the services of Iraqi international Ali Abbas on Monday. Fabio agreed terms after impressing during a recent trial and will officially join the club once visa requirements are finalised.

“I am very happy to be signing for Sydney FC,” said Fabio. “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m going to repay the belief the coach Ian Crook has shown in me.

“I am really pleased by the way I have been received by the players and the coaching staff.

“In just a few days, I have seen that they are a very united group and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

The 27-year old arrives after a season playing for Melbourne Victory FC, where he was voted third in the Player of the Year Awards, and is excited about playing in front of Sydney FC’s fans.

“I know that Sydney FC have a great fan base, especially the Cove, and I want to show them I am 110% committed to the club.

“I hope to help Sydney FC win the A-League championship and I can see we are building a squad capable of doing that.

Sydney FC Head Coach Ian Crook believes the signing of the Brazilian will bring a much needed boost to the squad.

“I think he will improve the team and the squad and that’s all that matters right now,” said Crook.

“He’s technically very good and good on the ball which fits into our possession based game remit. He feels as though he has a point to prove, so he has a lot of hunger as well.”

Milton Da Rocha, from Demanly Management said: “It’s a great opportunity for Fabio, he has fully adapted to the A-League and to the Aussie culture, and I think Sydney fans will see the best of him.”

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