Melbourne City FC can confirm it has signed four-time A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Eugene Galekovic ahead of the 2017/18 season on a two-year deal.
The 36-year-old returns to his home town of Melbourne after making 238 appearances during a successful 10-year stint in Adelaide, where he forged a reputation as one of the country’s premier shot-stoppers.
He has been named in the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Team of the Season on five occasions, and represented the Socceroos at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.
Commenting on his arrival, Galekovic said: “I’m delighted to be joining Melbourne City. This is a great club; an ambitious club which gives its players every chance to succeed both on and off the field.
“To have the opportunity to return home and continue my career in Melbourne is very exciting and hopefully I can use my experience to push City to even greater heights.”
Melbourne City Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, added: “We are very excited to welcome Eugene to Melbourne City. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the country and has great experience and leadership qualities which will help strengthen our defence.”
“He knows what it takes to achieve success here in the A-League and I think he will be a very important addition to the squad.”
Galekovic sits third on the all-time A-League appearance list, behind Andrew Durante and Danny Vukovic and was also named in the PFA’s A-League Team of the Decade.
The keeper will train on Monday as the side returns to CFA Melbourne to commence their pre-season schedule.
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