Thu, 06 Aug 2020

SYDNEY, July 31 (Xinhua) -- After an extensive career throughout Asia and Europe, former Socceroo captain Mark Milligan inked a multi-year deal with the A-league newcomer Macarthur Football Club.

The Bulls announced the signing on Friday after Milligan departed English League One club Southend United last month.

Having racked up 80 caps for the Socceroos as well as featured in four World Cups, three Asian Cups, Confederation Cup and an Olympic Games, Milligan is one of the most decorated players in Australian football history.

Macarthur coach Ante Milicic said the 34-year-old will bring valuable experience to the Bulls.

"Mark brings a wealth of experience to our club and will be invaluable to the younger members of our squad," he said.

"Working with him in the Socceroos across two world cups, I was always impressed by his leadership on and off the pitch."

Milligan said he was excited for the challenge and cannot wait to get into pre-season with the Bulls.

"After an uncertain finish in England due to COVID, the opportunity Ante has offered me to join Macarthur FC was something I couldn't pass up," he said.

"To come back home and be part of a brand-new club in the A-League is something I never thought I'd be able to do. I'm looking forward to hitting the pitch and putting in the hard work, ready for our first match at Campbelltown."

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