Brad Jones signs new two-year deal with Eredivisie champions Feyenoord
Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones has been rewarded for a breakout season with a new two-year deal with Eredivisie champions Feyenoord.
While continually being overlooked for selection by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, Jones rose to be the club's first-choice gloveman and the Dutch top flight's best-performing No. 1 in 2016-17.
Feyenoord director Martin van Geel said Jones' retention would be important for the club's European Champions League campaign next season.
"We are very pleased that we have kept Brad at Feyenoord," van Geel told the club's website.
"He has had a very strong season with a lot of clean sheets and has thus played an important part in the championship."
Jones signed for Feyenoord following an injury to first-choice Kenneth Vermeer mid-last year, despite being a reserve for Bradford City in the English third tier just months earlier
The 35-year-old kept more clean sheets than any other other Eredivisie stopper this season (17) and was in goal when Feyenoord beat Heracles Almelo 3-1 to break an 18-year league-title drought.
The Perth product's career took a downward turn in 2015 when English giants Liverpool let him go after only a handful of appearances over five years before stints with Bradford and Dutch outfit NEC.