Sydney FC signs Socceroo Captain Lucas Neill

Sydney FC has signed Socceroo captain Lucas Neill until the end of the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season.

Sydney FC has signed Socceroo captain Lucas Neill until the end of the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season.

Neill joins Sydney FC after a hugely decorated career for club and country, culminating in representing Australia at two World Cups (2006 and 2010).

“We-re thrilled Lucas has joined Sydney FC,” said coach Frank Farina. “He is the current Socceroo captain and one of Australia-s most decorated players but more importantly he is a tremendous defender and he will make a valuable contribution in the run in to the semi final series.”

Neill made the decision to join Sydney FC this morning.

“I-m a Sydney boy and I-m excited to be coming back to Australia to play club football in front of friends and family with Sydney FC,” Neill said. “I worked with Frank for many years in the Socceroos and I look back on those times with good memories, and it-s great to have the chance to enjoy further success together at Sydney FC. Hopefully the team can get a win today and I look forward to meeting my new teammates tomorrow.”

Neill will begin training with Sydney FC tomorrow (Sunday) and will be available for selection for the round 22 match against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park next weekend.

Sydney FC takes on Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium this afternoon. Kick off is at 5.30pm.

The Sky Blues will be looking for their fifth home win in a row when we take on fellow Finals contenders Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium tonight (16th Feb). A win could give Sydney breathing space over their Finals Series rivals as the race gets down to the business end. We need every bit of support possible so get buying your tickets from Ticketek and help the boys push for the Finals. Adults start from $25, kick off is 5.30pm.