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Sydney FC lands Del Piero

Australian side Sydney FC confirmed Wednesday that it has signed Italian icon Alessandro Del Piero on a two-year deal.

"I am extremely happy to be joining Sydney FC," Del Piero told Sydney's official website. "This is a very big moment for me because I want to continue my career in a new part of the world where I can make a major contribution and help grow the game I love.

"The most important thing for me has always been the football, and I want to help Sydney FC be successful. This is an exciting journey for me and I look forward to joining my new teammates in Sydney shortly."

Del Piero is regarded as one of Italy's greatest-ever players. He has been capped 91 times by the national team and was a member of Italy's World Cup- winning squad in 2006.

The 37-year-old left Juventus at the end of last season with 289 goals in 704 appearances for the club. He has six Scudetto titles to his name as well as one Champions League title and one Coppa Italia title.