Jurman to join Brisbane

Brisbane Roar has secured the services of young defender Matthew Jurman for two seasons.

Brisbane Roar has secured the services of young defender Matthew Jurman for two seasons.

Currently with Sydney FC, Jurman will join Brisbane at the conclusion of Sydney-s upcoming AFC Champions League campaign.

Brisbane Head Coach Ange Postecoglou said he was delighted to have signed 21-year-old Jurman, believing he would fill the shoes of departed Luke DeVere in the heart of the Brisbane defence.

“I know Matt well, I coached him at junior international level and I-ve watched him very closely this season,” Postecoglou said.

“Once Luke left I obviously wanted a replacement and I wanted young Australian centreback, Matt was the ideal candidate.

“He-s shown he-s ready to play at a consistent level and we-re looking forward to the opportunity to help develop him further.”

Jurman has played nine Hyundai A-League matches this season for Sydney, starting eight, to add to his 14 appearances for the club since making his debut in the 2007/08 season.

MATTHEW JURMAN PROFILE

Date of birth: Dec 8, 1989

Place of birth: Wollongong (NSW)

Nationality: Australian

Weight: 84 kg

Height: 190 cm

Position: Defender

Previous Clubs: Sydney Olympic (NSW)

Junior Clubs: Wollongong Wolves (NSW), Parramatta Melita Eagles (NSW)

Institutes & Academies: Australian Institute of Sport

Representative Honours Achieved: Qantas Young Socceroos

Major Honours Achieved: 2008 AFC Youth Championship (Saudi Arabia) FIFA U20 World Cup (Egypt)