Sydney FC Complete Barbarouses Signing

Hyundai A-League Champions Sydney FC have completed the signing of New Zealand international forward Kosta Barbarouses on a multi-year deal.

The 29-year old forward becomes Head Coach Steve Corica’s first new signing since clinching the Hyundai A-League Championship last month.

Barbarouses has an excellent record in Australia having played 206 times in the Hyundai A-League scoring 54 goals, and has twice been named in the PFA Team of the Season.

“I’m very happy to be signing for Sydney FC as it’s a club I’ve heard so many great things about,” he said.

“They’ve had some extraordinary success in recent times and I want to be here to help continue that.

“I’ve no doubt this is a special organisation to be a part of with incredible values and a club first, family culture mentality.”

Kosta in the dressing room
New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses has joined the Sky Blues on a multi-year deal. Photo by Amos Hong

Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow hailed the arrival of Barbarouses.

“Kosta has been one of the standout attackers in the Hyundai A-League for a number of seasons and I’m very pleased to have him join the Sydney FC family,” Barlow said.

“We’ve just completed an incredibly successful season but next season we want to do better again.

“We want to challenge for all three domestic titles and we’re determined to have a major impact in next year’s AFC Champions League.

“Kosta’s signing is an important step towards this, and I’m looking forward to him taking the field in Sky Blue.”

Head Coach Steve Corica said he was delighted to have captured the signature of one of the Hyundai A-League’s most sought after players.

“Kosta is an extremely good footballer and is highly regarded as one of the best strikers in Australia,” said Corica.

“He is hungry for success which fits perfectly into our culture at Sydney FC,” he continued.

“There’s no doubt he improves our squad and we are absolutely delighted to have him on board.”

Barbarouses will join his new Sydney FC team mates when they return for training in July.