Sydney FC sign Olyroo as Corica highlights ‘commitment’ to Australia’s best young talent

Sydney FC have signed Olyroos defender Jordan Courtney-Perkins from Polish top-tier outfit Rakow Czestochowa.

Former Brisbane Roar prospect Courtney-Perkins returns to the Isuzu UTE A-League on a three-year deal.


The 20-year-old, who was part of the Rakow team that won the Polish Cup and Super Cup, helped the Olyroos qualify for the 2024 AFC Under-23 Asian Cup this week.

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Courtney-Perkins left the Roar for Rakow in 2021 but returned to Brisbane on a season-long loan deal in 2022-23, scoring one goal in 25 appearances.

“I’m excited to be joining Australia’s most successful club, and eager to contribute to winning trophies,” said Courtney-Perkins, who can play centre-back or left-back.

“Sydney FC have the best stadium and training facility in the country and their young players are getting chances to perform, so it’s going to be a great three years for me.

“The club have top class players and extreme quality in their international stars, so I am confident I will learn a huge amount here.”

A National Youth League winner with the Roar in 2019, Courtney-Perkins became Brisbane’s youngest ever player at the time when he was handed his debut by Robbie Fowler as a 16-year-old against Sydney.

His arrival adds to a new-look and youthful Sky Blues outfit heading into the upcoming campaign.

Sydney have signed Joeys forward Nathan Amanatidis from Adelaide United, brought Joel King back to the club on a permanent basis, having also added Gus Hoefsloot (scholarship), Zac De Jesus, Matt Scarcella, Mitch Glasson to the roster.

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“Jordan is a quality young player and a regular in the Australian Under-23’s,” said Sydney head coach Steve Corica.

“He can play at centre-half or left-back, he has an excellent left foot and will grow into a fantastic defender at Sydney FC.

“He gives us great depth and is experienced at A-League level for someone so young.

“We now have one of the youngest squads in many years at Sydney FC having promoted from our Academy and brought in players like Jordan from outside.

“It’s part of our commitment to give Australia’s best young talent opportunities to perform and Jordan is certainly an excellent prospect.”