Wednesday September 5 2012
Sydney chief hails Del Piero swoop

Sydney FC chief Scott Barlow has spoken of his delight with the club’s capture of Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero.

“This signing is a major coup for Sydney FC and marks a historic day for football in this country,” Barlow said. “This is for all Australian football fans.

“Alessandro Del Piero is a global icon of the game and we are honoured he has chosen Sydney FC, ahead of many other options, as the club where he will begin the next chapter of his illustrious football career.”

The 37-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the A-League outfit after rejecting the opportunity to join a selection of worldwide clubs.

“This is an exciting journey for me and I look forward to joining my new teammates in Sydney shortly,” the Juventus icon stated during a Press conference on Wednesday.

“This is a very big moment for me because I want to continue my career in a new part of the world where I can make a major contribution and help grow the game I love.

“The most important thing for me has always been the football and I want to help Sydney FC be successful.”

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