Alessandro Del Piero Signs Two-Year Deal With A-League Club Sydney FC (Photos)

Chris Wright

5th, September 2012


By Chris Wright

Alessandro Del Piero has signed a two-year, €2 million-a-year contract with Sydney FC, thus making the Australian A-League team only the third club side that the Italian footballing demi-god will have represented throughout his 22-year professional career.

Said The Delp at his unveiling press conference:

“For the next two years, I am Australian so to speak! I’m happy to have signed with Sydney and for the next two years I will play with them.

“A lot of clubs contacted me, Italian teams too and I thank all of them. Today my new adventure starts and my emotions are mixed. I hope Australian people love football.”

If rumours are to be believed then Southampton, Tottenham, Celtic and Montreal Impact all missed out by the skins of their collective teeth – with Del Piero himself also admitting to have been ‘surprised’ at receiving a phone call from Liverpool on deadline day.

Him and every other spare striker in the known universe.


Photos: PA

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  1. Hugh Jaas says:

    Hahaha, I love his line, “I hope Australian people love football”. Mmmm, lets see, Beaches, beer, babes, sun, surfing, cricket, rugby, golf, motor sports…I’m sure football is somewhere in the mix, just not number 1.

  2. aZ says:

    yiewww…. you bloody ripper…

    ooooo sydney fc… such a feeling… give me more!!

  3. Jeff says:

    As an Aussie, I feel really sorry for him haha, the majority of football loving Australians still hate any Italian football player after the 2006 World Cup.

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