Sydney FC confirm signing of ex-Ajax, PSV midfielder Culina

Sydney FC have secured the services of Jason Culina on a one-year deal.

Sydney FC have secured the services of Jason Culina on a one-year deal.

The 32-year old midfielder has been training with the Sky Blues after recovering from a knee injury and has now been snapped up by the two-time A-League champions.

“It’s absolutely brilliant to be back,” Culina said. “It’s something that kept me awake at night, thinking about playing again so I’m really happy and grateful to have the opportunity to continue my career so close to home with a club like Sydney FC.

“There were times I thought I wanted to give up but I knew that if I put in the effort and commitment I could get back so I never gave up on the desire to play again.

“I’ve had to put in a lot of hard work and some days it has been hard but I’d like to sincerely thank Stan Ivancic (Sydney FC physiotherapist) and the Sydney FC medical staff for what they did in helping me with my rehab at what was a tough time. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am at the moment.”

Culina has previously played with Dutch clubs Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente, Australian clubs Gold Coast United and Newcastle Jets and has represented the Socceroos on 58 occasions.

 
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