O’Neill re-signs with Sky Blues

O’Neill re-signs with Sky Blues

Posted on December 17, 2016 in 'News'

Former ECU Joondalup and Perth Glory midfielder Brandon O’Neill has re-signed for the Sky Blues for a further two years, meaning the 22-year old will remain with the club until the end of the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League season.

Sydney FC have moved quickly to tie up the Olyroos midfielder, after reports the Glory were looking to lure him back west. But following a number of stellar performances which have seen him become a key member of Graham Arnold’s squad, and his form this season has won plaudits across the board and seen him win the October nomination for the NAB Young Player of the Year award.

He said he is thrilled to be remaining at Sydney FC for another two seasons. “I’m very happy here working with a fantastic set of players and with our brilliant coaching staff,” he said. “My game has developed so much in my first 18 months with the club and that’s thanks to the help and support of the people here as well as my team mates. “I’m looking forward to spending the next two years of my career here and winning some silverware.  It’s a very exciting time to be a Sydney FC player.”

Jacks Senior Coach Dale McCulloch said it’s fantastic for Brandon, and he wished him all the best in future. “The lad is talented and to be honest the Glory missed out on him, but that’s football,” he said. “He moved to Sydney to get game time, and boy has he done well. He always pops in to training when he’s home and it’s great to catch up and talk football. Everyone at the club wishes him all the best, but maybe not too much this weekend against the Glory.”

Sydney head Coach Graham Arnold believes the young midfielder can go on to become a high achiever. “Brandon has all the attributes to become a top class midfielder,” he said.  “He is still young and learning the game but has a real hunger and plays with a smile on his face. “I am very pleased he will be with Sydney FC for the next two seasons as he will become an even greater asset to the club.

“He is a role model for any young and aspiring player out there and I’m certain he will see further success and recognition in his career. Sydney FC has a reputation for developing excellent young players and Brandon is following in those footsteps.” O’Neill has played 45 games for the Sky Blues including 31 in the Hyundai A-League and seven in each of the AFC Champions League and FFA Cup competitions, scoring two goals.