The 28-year-old left back began a trial stint with the Uzbek side on Saturday, as reported on the club's official website.

And last night, agent  Ante Alilovic from Entourage tweeted that they were "...proud to announce that we have agreed terms with FC BUNYODKOR IN UZBEKISTAN with David Carney!!!!!"

Bunyodkor hit the headlines when they signed Rivaldo in 2008, with Denilson also a celebrated former star at the club. Samuel Eto'o was also linked with a move at one point.

Previous coaches have also included Zico and Luis Felipe Scolari.

However Bunyodkor proved no match for Adelaide United in the semi-final of the Asian Champions League in 2008 when the Reds bundled them out the competiion with an aggregate 3-1 thrashing.

Carney's contract comes after a disappointing six months at Spanish second-tier club Alcorcon, where he failed to find a regular spot in the team, making only a handful of first-team appearances.

The Australian, who can also play as a left winger, is well known among the Uzbek fans, having scored a goal against Uzbekistan in the 2011 Asian Cup semi-final.

The former Sydney FC player was linked to a move to China and the UAE by Spanish website AS following his release from Alcorcon, but was also said to be a target for A-League clubs.

Carney left hometown club Sydney FC in 2007, spending time at Sheffield United, FC Twente and Blackpool before moving to Spain.