Fresh off a strong showing in last weekend’s 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney FC are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Ivan Necevski today signed a new-two year contract that will extend his time in Sky Blue to at least six Hyundai A-League seasons.
Fresh off a strong showing in last weekend-s 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney FC are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Ivan Necevski today signed a new-two year contract that will extend his time in Sky Blue to at least six Hyundai A-League seasons.
Necevski, 30, kept his second clean sheet on Sunday since moving into the starting side three matches ago against the Perth Glory on Sunday 24 October at nib Stadium. The Nepean junior joined Sydney FC in 2007/08, compiling 16 appearances since then, including four in 2010/11.
“Sydney FC is a great club and I have stayed loyal to them since I arrived and they have repaid that,” Necevski said. “I have remained positive the whole time I have been here. I have been patient, worked very hard and stayed strong mentally which is important.”
“Sydney is my home town and I wanted to stay. I have a young family too so it feels good to know everything is settled and I can continue to push myself to be an even better keeper.
“I am obviously in the starting side now. I know I am good enough and I will be doing everything I possibly can to keep my spot.”
Necevski and his Sky Blue teammates kept their second clean sheet of the season on Sunday and the burly keeper feels the team can take even more confidence from the win and focus on a push into the top six.
“We have a very good team and of course we can make the top six. We have stayed positive from the get go and that will never change,” Necevksi said.
“We need to continue to build our momentum and we have a string of very important games coming up so we know what is required of us and we will work hard to get the results.”
Sydney FC Vice-Chairman Scott Barlow said: “We are very happy to have retained Ivan for a further two years. He is a true professional, a formidable goalkeeper and importantly a Sydney boy through and through.”
Necevski will start his fourth consecutive game this Friday night when the Sky Blues take on Gold Coast United at Skilled Park (7:30pm kick-off).
“They are playing well and are grinding teams down. They have many good players so they will be a tough opponent but we go there with confidence and we will give it our best shot.”
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DOB: February 25, 1980
Place of birth: Sydney
Junior Club/s: Nepean, Blacktown Reps
Penrith – 2000 – 2001
Illawarra Lions – 2001
Bonnyrigg – 2001 – 2002
Rockdale – 2002
Canterbury-Marrickville – 2002 – 2003
Sydney United – 2003 – 2004
Penrith – 2004 – 2005
Blacktown City – 2006
New Zealand Knights – 2006
Newcastle Jets – 2006 – 2007
Blacktown City – 2007
Sydney FC – 2007 –