Slovakian midfielder Karol Kisel says he is delighted to return to Sydney FC after almost a year away from the club.
The 33-year old was a vital member of the Sky Blues side which took out the 2009/10 A-League Premiership/Championship double but was not offered a new contract at the end of the season.
He returned to the Czech Republic to play with Slavia Prague but has now signed a one-year deal which will see him again saddle up in a Sydney shirt, this time for the 2011/12 season.
He said it was a great feeling to come back to the club he loves so dearly.
"My season there in 2009/10 was amazing for me and the club. I have so many special memories of that year and made many good friends so to be returning is fantastic for me.
"My family and I love the club and the city is beautiful. We feel very comfortable there and it such a magical place to live.
"I have stayed in touch with some people from the club, including Vitja, and I always feel part of Sydney FC.
"This season has been tough on everyone but I am excited about coming back and I want to help lead the team to more success.
"I had a good year this year in Prague and also finished off my studies so coming to Sydney caps off a great time in my life."