Abbas signs for Pohang Steelers

Former Sydney FC midfielder Ali Abbas will call the South Korean City of Pohang home after signing a deal with three-time Asian champions Pohang Steelers.

Ali Abbas

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Abbas was given a release from the final year of his Sydney FC contract on 3 May before putting pen to paper with the K-League outfit.

The Iraqi international played 72 games for Sydney FC after joining the club in 2012 but battled with a serious knee injury in 2014 which sidelined him for more than a year.

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“I am very sad to be leaving Sydney FC but this is a good opportunity overseas” Abbas said on his Sydney departure.

“I have really enjoyed my time here and I am so proud to have represented the fantastic members and fans at Allianz Stadium.



“The support I have received throughout the years has made me proud to be a part of the Sky Blue family, and the club will always remain in my memory.”


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Published 13 May 2016 at 8:24pm
By Nick Houghton