<
>

Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici joins A-League newcomers Macarthur FC

play
Wade challenges Starting XI: 'Make something happen' (1:16)

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade wants to believe in the FFA Starting XI's ability to make change, but needs to see action. (1:16)

A-League newcomers Macarthur FC have signed Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici on a two-year deal.

Federici, who has won 16 caps for Australia, and most recently played for the Socceroos in 2016, joins the Bulls after a two-season spell with English Championship club Stoke City.

The 35-year-old from the NSW South Coast is Macarthur's third signing, after winger Tommy Oar and young midfielder Denis Genreau.

- A-League Table: Western United, Adelaide battling for finals spot
- Inside the A-League's foiled escape from Victoria
- Lynch: The A-League and Black Lives Matter

"Adam's knowledge and experience in the top European leagues will be invaluable to our squad," Bulls coach Ante Milicic said.

"The opportunity to strengthen our roster with someone of Adam's ability and professionalism doesn't come around often."

Federici left Australia as a teenager to play overseas, and he enjoyed a long career in England in the Premier League and League Championship, predominantly at Reading.

Next season will be Federici's first in the A-League.

"To be able to come back to Australia and play football, not only at a start-up club but also only 90 minutes from where I grew up, is something I could not pass on," he said.