Adelaide United have locked in their fourth foreigner for the upcoming A-League season, signing French-born Algerian midfielder Karim Matmour.
The 32-year-old has spent most of his career in Germany and is a versatile attacker who can play anywhere in the front half.
Matmour, capped 30 times for Algeria, joins United after stints with Kuwaiti side Al-Arabi, England's Huddersfield Town and 1860 Munich.
He made 275 appearances in Germany's top two divisions having also played for SC Freiburg, Borussia...
In the days before he became a trailblazing foreign coach in Asia, Aurelio Vidmar was a flamboyant attacking midfielder, with shoulder-length hair like a rock star, who surely thought that he'd helped book Australia's place at the 1998 World Cup.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the dramatic playoff against Iran in Melbourne where Vidmar's second goal just after half-time, to follow up Harry Kewell's opener, gave the Socceroos a seemingly unassailable 3-1 lead on aggregate.
But instead of...
Danish international Johan Absalonsen has joined A-League club Adelaide United.
Absalonsen, a 31-year-old who has spent 14 seasons in Denmark's top-flight, has inked a one-year deal to join the Reds.
The winger, who has been capped three times for Denmark, follows Turkish international Ersan Gulum in signing with Adelaide for the looming A-League season.
New Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz hopes the duo will be joined by other experienced players.
"I still want two or three more experienced players...