Alessandro Del Piero named Sydney FC captain for 2013-14

Updated: 18 September 2013 11:11 IST

Del Piero is no stranger to being skipper, having captained Italian giants Juventus for 11 years. He has also skippered the national side.

Alessandro Del Piero named Sydney FC captain for 2013-14

Sydney:

Alessandro Del Piero was Wednesday appointed captain of Australian club Sydney FC for the upcoming season, with the Italian superstar calling it a great honour.


The former Juventus great, the biggest signing in Australia's domestic league history, has played a major role in increasing attendances, television audiences and media interest in the domestic A-League and has signed on for a second season.

As a reward, he will captain Sydney during the 2013/14 season that gets under way in October, replacing Terry McFlynn.

"This is a great honour for me to be given the captaincy of one of Australia and Asia's biggest clubs," Del Piero said.

"It's a very proud moment for me and I will give everything to help the club win the A-League Championship this season."

Del Piero is no stranger to being skipper, having captained Italian giants Juventus for 11 years.

He has also skippered the national side.

"Alessandro brings a wealth of experience to this role having successfully captained one of the world's leading football clubs for more than decade," said Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow.

"Alessandro is a natural leader both on and off the pitch and he is recognised the world over as one of the great captains of the modern era."

The 38-year-old spent 19 years at Juventus. He joined Sydney last year, scoring 14 goals.



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