Sydney FC’s young rising star Adrian Segecic has signed a three-year professional Isuzu-Ute A-League contract with the club which will keep him in Sky Blue until 2025.
The Sky Blues beat off the challenge of a number of European and Australian based clubs to complete the signing of the youngster who is considered to be one of Australia’s brightest and best young talents.
The 17-year old Sydney FC Academy graduate joined the Sky Blues at the Academy inception in 2016 and has progressed through the ranks.
He is a key member of the Sky Blues’ successful Academy first grade squad who are challenging at the top of the NPL NSW Men’s ladder, while he has featured a number of times for Sydney FC’s A-League Men’s team this season.
In 2020, Segecic spent time training in the Academy set ups of European clubs Liverpool, Manchester City, Leeds, Chelsea, Wolves, Ajax and Rangers, while he has also represented both Australia and Croatia at youth national team level.
“I’m hugely excited to be signing for the first team at the club I supported as a boy,” Segecic said.
“I’ve been here since I was 12 and progressing through the youth levels to the first team is a big achievement for me.
“It’s great that I can be learning from players like Ninkovic and Caceres and I’m excited to see what will happen in the next three years.
“I would like to thank my family who have helped me, the coaching staff and players at Sydney FC and all the Members who have supported me through the last six years to get to this point.
“My aim is to win some titles and score a few goals.”
Segecic will also get to experience his first full season of A-League football at the Sky Blues’ brand new, state of the art home at Allianz Stadium in Moore Park.
“It’s going to be massive for me in my first year as a professional to be able to play in the new world class stadium,” he continued.
“Walking out as part of the A-League squad in that new stadium will be an incredible experience.
“It is going to help with my development an enormous amount, as will the new training facilities at Sky Park.”
Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica believes Segecic has earned his chance as a professional.
“Adrian has a lot of talent and I believe he will grow. He has the potential to become a very good player.
“He’s an attacking midfielder who can score and create goals, with a fantastic left foot and he is very skillful.
“I’ve no doubt he can help this club to success in the next few years.”
Segecic has made five appearances for the Sydney FC first team squad so far and won the club’s Rising Star Award last season.