Macarthur FC moved quickly to sign up 6-foot-3 shot-stopper Filip Kurto to replace Adam Federici who was forced to retire due to injury.

The former Western United and Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper has played in more than 60 A-League matches and Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic said he is looking forward to having the 2018/19 goalkeeper of the year at the club.

“Alongside Nick Suman, he will give us tremendous security in the goalkeeping department,” the coach said.

Having spent most of his professional career in the Netherlands, Kurto’s European experience will enhance the defensive unit the Bulls have built over the last few months.

“He has been outstanding in his A-League journey so far and I look forward to watching what he can bring under the guidance of myself and Glen Moss for the upcoming season,” Milicic said.

Kurto, who will play for his first Sydney A-League club is excited for the challenge ahead.

“I am really excited to be joining Macarthur FC and make the move to Sydney. I think the club has done a tremendous job on recruitment for the upcoming season and I look forward to joining my teammates,” Kurto said.