Sydney FC has signed 2016 AFC Women’s Footballer of the Year Caitlin Foord for the remainder of the W-League 2017/18 season.
A versatile player who is comfortable on either wing, Foord joins the club from Vegalta Sendai Ladies and will add an extra dimension to Ante Juric’s side.
This will be Foord’s fourth stint with the Sky Blues having played for the club as recently as last season and enjoying two stints between 2010 and 2014.
“I’m extremely excited to return to Sydney FC and believe that we can be very successful again,” Foord said.
“I loved my time playing football in Japan but now my focus is firmly on helping Sydney FC win games. I can’t wait to meet the girls and get to work now.
“The squad has been performing very well and I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to help push the club towards the top.”
Foord has experienced success in the W-League, picking up the Premiership and Championship during her first stint with Sydney FC as well as winning the Premiership for a second time with Perth Glory.
“Signing Caitlin is a magnificent coup for the club given the domestic and international success she has enjoyed throughout her career,” Juric said.
“She has a magnificent relationship with Sydney FC so it was an absolute no-brainer to re-sign her when it became clear that she was keen to return to the W-League.
“Caitlin has fantastic attributes as a player, her career in the Matildas and overseas is a testament to that, and there is no doubt she will improve the quality of the team."
Foord became the youngest Australian ever to play at a World Cup when she represented the Matildas in 2011 where she was named best young player at just 16.
Foord comes straight into the squad for tonight's fixture against Canberra United.