Jurman extends Sky Blues stay

Sydney FC defender Matthew Jurman has signed a new two-year-deal with the club, keeping him in the harbour city until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The two time Championship winner will enter his sixth season with the Sky Blues, having joined as a youth player on his way to also winning the inaugural 2008/09 National Youth League title.

“I’m very happy to be staying at the club for another two years,” Jurman said. 

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“It’s the biggest club to play for in the Hyundai A-League and I’ve a feeling we are building something special so I want to be a part of that.

“Sydney is my home and this club feels like a family to me.  There is a very good bond among everyone at the club and we are all ambitious to achieve big things in the new season.”

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Head Coach Graham Arnold praised the attitude and work rate of the versatile defender.

“Matt has worked very hard to come back to full fitness and the results showed in his performances in the past few months.

“He is an excellent professional and his game is improving all of the time so I’m delighted to be able to offer him an extension to his deal.

“He will continue to be a vital player for us and I look forward to enjoying success with him in the future.”

Jurman won the Premiership and Championship double with Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season and went on to win another Championship with Brisbane Roar in 2011/12.

He has played 63 times for the Sky Blues scoring three goals.