Friday August 31 2012
Sydney FC sign Del Piero!

Juventus icon Alessandro Del Piero will continue his career in Australia after Sydney FC announced his capture.

“This is huge for Sydney FC, huge for the A-League and huge for Australian football,” Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow said.

“We feel honoured that Alessandro has decided to play for Sydney FC and we share his excitement that a move to Sydney FC will create a lasting legacy for football in this country.

“I want to thank Tony Pignata and Lou Sticca for the outstanding work over the last few days in progressing discussions with Alessandro and look forward to Tony finalising the contract in Italy over the coming days.”

Del Piero was looking for a new club after he ended his 19-year relationship with Juventus over the summer.

The Italian legend had held talks with Swiss side Sion this week, as well as being linked with Celtic and Tottenham.

The forward, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, will celebrate his 38th birthday in November.

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