Transfer news: Former Reds skipper joins City

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Melbourne City have pulled off a major coup for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season by signing four-time Goalkeeper of the Year Eugene Galekovic.

The 36-year-old returns to his home town of Melbourne after making 238 appearances during a successful 10-year stint with Adelaide United.

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It was at the Reds where Galekovic 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 Caltex Socceroos at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

“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," Galekovic said.

“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.”

Eugene Galekovic admitted his side lacked creativity in their loss to Melbourne City.

City's 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 Hyundai A-League appearance list, behind Andrew Durante and Danny Vukovic and was also named in the PFA's A-League Team of the Decade.

He'll begin training with the club next week as the squad assembles for the start of their pre-season schedule.

Adelaide United celebrate winning the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League championship. 

This article was originally published at: http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/article/melbourne-city-fc-signs-goalkeeper-eugene-galekovic/8hbcq95yqttl1qgy8s1q7u5ee.