Signing news: Ninkovic inks new Sydney FC deal
Milos Ninkovic has agreed a new, two-year Sydney FC contract and announced he will finish his storied career in a Sky Blue jersey.
The 34-year-old is five years into a glittering Sydney FC run which has seen him collect two Premierships, two Championships and a FFA Cup winners’ medal.
Ninkovic put an end to speculation linking him with a move away and penned an extension, while revealing he will finish his playing days in the Harbour City.
There is little doubt the Serbian playmaker will go down in history as one of the club’s, and the Hyundai A-League’s, greatest ever players.
Ninkovic has thrilled Sky Blues’ fans through 145 club appearances and delivered iconic moments, such as his winning-penalty in the 2017 Grand Final shootout triumph against Melbourne Victory.
He was awarded the Johnny Warren medal for his performances in Sydney FC’s record-breaking 2016/17 season, and was handed the Joe Marsden Medal in the Grand Final 2019 as the Sky Blues lifted their record-levelling fourth Hyundai A-League Championship.
“I’m incredibly happy here at Sydney FC and very pleased to have committed my future to the club until the end of my career,” he told sydneyfc.com
“This club is a family to me and I have had a lot of support from many Members and everyone inside the club in recent weeks.
“We have an unbelievable squad of players, fantastic coaches and fitness staff and a great club culture, and I think we can go on and win more trophies this season and beyond.
“Now I can look forward to the rest of the season and enjoy my football knowing my future with Sydney FC is secured.”
Ninkovic has scored three goals and created 11 chances in eight games in 2019/20 as Steve Corica’s side made the all-time best start to a Hyundai A-League season through nine matches.
“I’m delighted Milos will be staying with us for the rest of his career,” Corica told sydneyfc.com
“He is without doubt one of the greatest players to ever play for the club and it is fitting that he will remain with us for the rest of his career.
“In my mind I didn’t ever think he would leave and it is a huge boost for us heading into a some very important games over the Christmas and New Year period.”