Sydney FC snap up ex-Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak
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Australian returns home after leaving Brisbane Road in the summer
Former Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak has returned to Australia to sign for Hyundai A-League outfit Sydney FC.
The ex-O’s custodian departed the Brisbane Road club during the summer after his contract with the National League side expired.
Cisak originally signed a two-year deal at Orient in July 2015 having enjoying a successful loan spell with the club during the 2014/15 season.
Good form for O’s in the following campaign earned the experienced goalkeeper a debut call-up to the Australia national team, although he is yet to make an appearance for the Socceroos.
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Cisak made 95 appearances in all competitions for Orient and became a fans favourite during his time at Brisbane Road.
The 28-year-old has now signed a two-year deal at Sydney FC and discussed his delight at returning to Australia when speaking to the official club website.
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“It feels great to be heading home and to be helping the Hyundai A-League Champions defend their titles this year,” said Cisak.
“After 12 years playing in England, the lure of the A-League and AFC Champions League football was too much.
“The A-League was only just beginning when I left to join Leicester City in 2005, and to be coming back to play for Australia’s number one side is a dream come true.
“I’ve heard a lot about the league from friends in recent years, not least how impressive the standard is and I can’t wait to get started on the challenge.”