Western Sydney Wanderers FC have announced the signing of striker Federico Piovaccari as the club’s marquee for the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season.The 30-year-old Italian has experience in some of the top leagues in European football including Liga 1, La Liga, Serie B and Lega Pro as well as the group stage of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League making nearly 300 appearances in all competitions scoring 84 goals.
Spending the past two seasons at La Liga side SD Eibar and Liga 1 side Steaua Bucharest on loan from Sampdoria the marksman comes with a strong pedigree.
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said that Piovaccari ticked all the boxes the club was looking for in a marquee.
“What we have in Federico is a proven goal scorer who has performed consistently at the top level including in the UEFA Champions League, Serie B, Liga 1 and La Liga,” Tsatsimas said.
“At 30-years-of-age and coming off a season in one of the top leagues in world football I believe we have brought in a player who will complement our team and our style with a real attacking threat.”
Piovaccari said he was excited for him and his family for the opportunity to play for the Wanderers.
"I'm really happy and can't wait to start this new challenge in my football career, I know it's going to be a wonderful experience for me and my family.
“I would like to thank the Club and Chairman for this opportunity, I'll do everything in my power to pay back their faith in me… Forza Wanderers!”