Nick Carle Returns To Sydney FC On 2 Year Deal

Sydney FC continued its recruitment for the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season by today confirming midfielder Nick Carle will return to the Sky Blues after a 12-month loan deal with Bani Yas in the United Arab Emirates Pro League.

Sydney FC continued its recruitment for the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season by today confirming midfielder Nick Carle will return to the Sky Blues after a 12-month loan deal with Bani Yas in the United Arab Emirates Pro League.

The 31-year-old will complete the final year of his deal in 2013/14, with the Sky Blues extending the contract for a further season, tying the midfielder down until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The former Johnny Warren Medallist will finish the current season with Bani Yas, which currently sits in 3rd position, before flying back to Sydney for a break before starting pre season training with the Sky Blues.

“I-m really happy to be coming back to Sydney FC,” Carle said. “I enjoyed my experience in Abu Dhabi with Bani Yas but Sydney is home and I want to finish my career with Sydney FC.

“I-m looking forward to getting back to Sydney FC, working with Frank Farina and doing my best for the club.

“I-ve spoken to a few of the players and there-s a real determination to get stuck into pre season training and make sure we-re ready for the start of the season to improve on what was a disappointing season for the club last year.”

Carle played two seasons with the Sky Blues in 2010/11 and 2011/12, playing 42 matches and scoring seven goals, as well as making five appearances in the 2011 AFC Champions League, which included one goal.

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina was thrilled Carle had decided to return to the Sky Blues as he overhauls the Sydney FC squad ahead of the 2013/14 season.

“It-s great news that Nick has confirmed he-s coming back to Sydney FC,” Farina said. “I have been planning for the (2013/14) season thinking he would be in the squad but to have it confirmed is a positive. He-s a quality player and adds a lot to our attack.”

Carle will start training with Sydney FC with the rest of the Sky Blues squad on 19 June and is expected to take part in the Sydney FC v Sagan Tosu friendly in Japan on 24 July.

NICK CARLE Date of Birth: 23/11/1981 Age: 31 Place of Birth: Sydney

Playing Career: 1997-2002 Sydney Olympic (NSL) 86 games (12 goals) 2002/03 Troyes AC (France) 5 (0) 2003-2005 Marconi Stallions (NSL) 25 (6) 2005-2007 Newcastle Jets (A-League) 45 (7) 2007/08 Genclerbirligi (Turkey) 14 (1) 2008 Bristol City (England) 17 (0) 2008-2010 Crystal Palace (England) 59 (4) 2010- Sydney FC (A-League) 42 (7) 2012/13 Bani Yas (UAE) on loan 12 (1)

International career: 1997 Australian U17s 5 games (7 goals) 1998-2001 Australian U20s 16 (9) 1998-2004 Australian U23s 16 (2) 2004 - Socceroos 13 (0)

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