Star defender re-signs with Sydney FC

Left-back Michael Zullo has committed his future to Hyundai A-League champions Sydney FC for a further two years.

Zullo signed with the Sky Blues at the beginning of the 2016/17 Season and was an integral member of the side's record breaking double-winning outfit.

The 29-year-old has arguably been in career-best form over the last 18 months, also helping the Sky Blues win the 2017 Westfield FFA Cup.

“It’s an honour to be remaining a Sky Blue for a further two years,” Zullo, who has won 10 caps for the Caltex Socceroos said.

“Sydney FC offers me everything on and off the pitch that you could ask for.  It’s the biggest and best club in the country and there is nowhere else I’d rather be playing my football than within the family environment we have here.

“I’m hungry for even more titles, especially with the 2018 AFC Champions League just around the corner.

“I’m excited to continue growing as a player and person on and off the field and assume even more responsibility within the club.”

Zullo is eager to assume even more of a leadership role within the club in the coming seasons. Photo by Jaime Castaneda

Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold has been working hard to try and re-sign a host of key players that are off-contract at the end of the current season.

And he's delighted to have the first one locked away. 

“Michael is one of the integral cogs in our defensive unit and it’s pleasing to have him on board for another two seasons,” Arnold said.

“He’s a fantastic player to work with and his presence within the playing group only brings out positives.”

The Sky Blues are currently eight points clear at the top of the Hyundai A-League ahead of Sunday's clash with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.