Western United welcomes midfielder James Troisi

James Troisi Western United

Western United has bolstered its attacking stocks with the signing of former Socceroo James Troisi on a one-year deal.

The attacking midfielder arrives with a wealth of experience, having enjoyed a career spanning 15 years and seven countries, including over 150 A-League Men games.

“I’m extremely happy be to a part of this Championship winning club,” Troisi said.

“I know a fair few people involved in Western United, to be around good, genuine people is something that’s extremely important to me.

“The ambition and hunger for continued success is something that excites me and I’m here to bring my quality and experience to help continue the growth of something that already has a great foundation.

“The professionalism from day one has been far superior to any other club that I’ve dealt with in Australian football, definitely a benchmark for all clubs. It’s something that everyone involved should be extremely proud of.”

Troisi has enjoyed a memorable career in green and gold, making 38 appearances in the national team and famously scored the winning goal in extra time during the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final against South Korea.

Head coach John Aloisi says Troisi’s desire to win will help him fit in seamlessly.

“I’ve followed his (James’) career closely, and he’s a very talented player,” Aloisi said.

“The thing that excites me about James is that he still wants to win. He’s still motivated and he wants to be part of a successful team and successful club, and he looks after himself really well.

“James will come here and add to our group and fit in really well with our culture, and we think he will help us improve again.”