Sydney FC Sign Australian Asian Cup Full Back Zac De Jesus

Sydney FC has signed highly rated Australian Under 17 Asian Cup right back Zac De Jesus on a three-year contract.

The prodigiously talented Joeys defender attracted a lot of interest following some outstanding performances in last month’s Asian Cup tournament.

His promotion to the Sky Blues Isuzu-UTE A-League Men’s squad from Sydney FC’s Academy comes after several equally impressive matches in the NSW NPL Men’s 1 competition.

Zac De Jesus has a very quick turn of pace.

The Wollongong born full back is a lifelong Sydney FC fan and turned down other offers to sign for the Sky Blues.

“If there was any A-League club to go to it was always Sydney FC; I’m so excited,” he said.

“I believe this is the best A-League club to be at and I feel comfortable already, but I want to prove myself on the pitch at the same time.

“It was one of my goals to at least train with the A-League squad this season but I am grateful and happy to get the offer of a contract.

“The standard is so much better and I’m learning a lot, however I’ve got hard work ahead of me if I want to make my debut this season.”

Zac De Jesus in training with Sydney FC’s A-League Men’s squad.

Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica believes De Jesus has the potential to achieve his goals.

“Zac has shown some excellent qualities, he likes to get forward a lot but is also a good defender and is strong in the tackle.

“He can take on players and cross the ball and has good speed to get into attacking positions to create opportunities for us.

“He is talented and has the ability, if he works hard, to have good opportunities this season.”

De Jesus joins new signings Matt Scarcella, Mitch Glasson and Gus Hoefsloot in graduating from the Sky Blues’ Academy and is the club’s 20th player in this season’s roster.

He is the sixth signing of the off-season following the re-signings of Patrick Wood and Joel King.

Sydney FC A-League Men’s 2023-24 Contracted Players

Andrew Redmayne

Joel King

Jack Rodwell

Joe Lolley

Robert Mak

Pat Wood

Anthony Caceres

Adrian Segecic

Max Burgess

Rhyan Grant

Corey Hollman

Jaiden Kucharski

Luke Brattan

Jake Girdwood-Reich

Aaron Gurd

Adam Pavlesic

Matt Scarcella

Gus Hoefsloot

Mitch Glasson

Zac De Jesus