Melbourne Heart FC Re-Signs Patrick Kisnorbo

Melbourne Heart FC has today announced central defender Patrick Kisnorbo has signed a new deal with the Club.

Melbourne Heart FC has today announced central defender Patrick Kisnorbo has signed a new deal with the Club.

Kisnorbo, 33, has been an important feature in Melbourne Heart-s defence during the Hyundai A-League 2013-14 season and has extended his term at the Club with a one-year deal.

The robust centre back has demonstrated his reliability against some of the league-s most dangerous strikers while also providing an attacking threat from set-pieces, scoring two goals this season.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John van-t Schip said Kisnorbo would be a valuable member of the squad next season.

“Patrick has improved further in his role as centre back and is a true leader at this Club,” van-t Schip said.

“Patrick is experienced, relishes a challenge and while he loves defending, he also brings an added aerial threat from free-kicks and corners.”

Kisnorbo, who is originally from Melbourne but has played much of his career in England, said he was excited to be a part of the Club next season in the city in which he grew up.

“Melbourne and this Club is now home for me and I am delighted to remain here next season,” Kisnorbo said.

“There is a burning desire for us to perform next season and I want to help this Club achieve success.”

Kisnorbo joins David Williams, Tando Velaphi and Jason Hoffman as recent players who have re-signed for the Club.

Patrick Kisnorbo Pronunciation : Pa-trik KISS-Nor-bo DOB : 24 March 1981 (age 33) Place of birth : Melbourne, Australia Position : Central Defender Current contract details : One-year contract (expires end of Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season) Appearances (Melbourne Heart FC): 20 appearances, 2 goals