Sydney Olympic FC are delighted to announce the signing of James Demetriou for the remainder of the season.
James made his debut for the Sydney Olympic First grade team at the age of 16, before signing for Nottingham Forest on a professional contract at the age of 17.
James has represented both the Australian Under 20 and Cyprus Under 21 National teams in its Euro campaign where he played every match scoring 2 crucial goals in their push for qualification.
James was identified and recruited by Swansea City, signing a 2 year deal playing for the Under 23 side who won the 2014/15 Under 23 Premier League.
After leaving Swansea City, James played for Karmiotissa FC in the Cypriot top flight making his Professional debut against AEK, before returning to the UK to sign for Europa league side Bangor City in the Welsh Premier League, scoring on his debut against Bala Town.
Midway through the season, he was transferred to Barry Town to aid their push for Europa League qualification – unfortunately just missing qualification by losing the final of their campaign.
Sydney Olympic Coach Abbas Saad was excited to have Demetriou join the squad saying;
“James is an attacking player, who will bring strong overseas experience with some excellent clubs and a passion for Sydney Olympic having made his senior debut here many years ago as youngster”.
Saad added “James knows many of the boys in our squad, understands and respects the culture we have built this season and we feel he will be a great fit and make a positive impact to our squad for the back half of the season and beyond’.
Demetriou has recently returned from overseas and will commence a full training week with Olympic today where it is anticipated his paperwork will be cleared and be eligible for selection for this Saturday night’s away trip against last season’s Champions Manly United FC.