Melbourne City FC Signs Josh Rose

Melbourne City FC can confirm it has signed Josh Rose ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old defender passed his medical at City Football Academy on Wednesday and joined the A-League group in training on Friday ahead of City’s Round of 16 fixture against the Brisbane Strikers in the Westfield FFA Cup.

Rose joins from the Central Coast Mariners where he won the 2011/12 Premiership and the 2012/13 Championship and won the Club’s Player of the Year award in 2010/11.

The fullback spent time in Romania with Universitatea Craiova between 2006 and 2009 before returning home to Australia, where he has established himself as one of the A-League’s best full backs.

Rose joins new signing ahead of the 2016/17 season Manny Muscat, Bruce Kamau, Daniel Arzani, Ruon Tongyik, Luke Brattan, Fernando Brandan and Tim Cahill as well as Dean Bouzanis, Nick Fitzgerald, Anthony Caceres and Bruno Fornaroli who have re-signed for the upcoming campaign.