Sydney FC Sign Three Time A-League Winner
Hyundai A-League Champions Sydney FC has signed three-time A-League Champion Luke Brattan on a one-year contract for the Hyundai A-League 2019-20 season.
The 29-year old midfielder, who has also tasted success winning the Hyundai A-League Premiership twice and the Westfield FFA Cup, arrived at Sydney FC’s training base this morning to meet his new team-mates and will begin training with them tomorrow.
“I’m delighted to be here and signing with Sydney FC,” said the former Manchester City midfielder.
“It is a huge club and we have some fantastic quality in the squad who I am looking forward to playing alongside.
“Sydney FC is the benchmark in the Hyundai A-League and my aim is to help push that to another level this season.
“I’m looking forward to winning more trophies with this incredible group of players and helping to take this club to our best ever finish in the AFC Champions League.”
Head Coach Steve Corica is happy to be adding another proven A-League quality player to his already healthy stocks.
“Luke is a highly experienced player in this league and will strengthen our squad, providing exceptional competition for places.
“Like many in our squad he is winner having won six domestic Australian trophies and I know he is looking to thrive on this new challenge in his career.”
Brattan will go immediately into contention to face St George FA on Tuesday night at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and is set to travel to China to face PSG in the next fortnight.
He will wear the number 26 jersey.
Sydney FC Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Squad List
1. ANDREW REDMAYNE
3. BENJAMIN WARLAND
4. ALEX WILKINSON
5. ALEX BAUMJOHANN
6. RYAN McGOWAN
7. MICHAEL ZULLO
8. PAULO RETRE
9. ADAM LE FONDRE
10. MILOS NINKOVIC
11. KOSTA BARBAROUSES
12. TRENT BUHAGIAR
13. BRANDON O’NEILL
16. JOEL KING
17. ANTHONY CACERES
18. LUKE IVANOVIC
19. CHRIS ZUVELA
20. TOM HEWARD-BELLE (GK)
23. RHYAN GRANT
26. LUKE BRATTAN
Sydney FC’s pre-season fixtures (all kick off times AEST):
- Tuesday, 23rd July vs St George City FA at Jubilee Stadium (H), kick off 7:30pm.
- Tuesday, 30th July vs Paris Saint-Germain at Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre (A), China, kick off 10:00pm.
- Wednesday, 7th August vs Brisbane Roar at Leichhardt Oval (H), kick off 7:30pm. (Round of 32 FFA Cup)
- Wednesday, 14th August vs Wollongong Wolves at WIN Stadium, Wollongong (A), kick off 7pm.
- Saturday 21st September vs Newcastle Jets at Apex Oval, Dubbo (A), kick off 3pm.