Macarthur FC have signed goalkeeper Danijel Nizic on a one-year deal to strengthen the club’s stocks between the posts for the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

The 28-year-old Nizic moves to the Bulls after three successful seasons with NPL NSW club Sydney United 58, with whom he won the title with in 2020 and guided the club to the 2022 Australia Cup final.

One of the exceptional performers in that campaign, Nizic saved a penalty in the semi-final and was heroic in an earlier shoot-out against Western United to help Sydney United become the first NPL side to reach the competition’s decider, which was won by Macarthur FC.

“I want to thank the club for giving me this opportunity, I am really excited to be here,” Nizic said.

“I have worked hard for three years to have this opportunity. I am looking forward to getting to work and giving everything for this club and have a successful season.” 

A towering figure and impressive shot stopper, Nizic’s signing marks his return to the A-League after a three-year absence, having played for Western Sydney Wanderers.

Prior to that, Nizic had spells in England with Morecambe, Crewe, Chorley and Workington after coming through the youth academy of English Premier League club, Burnley.

“Danijel has been a standout in the NPL NSW for the past three seasons. He has proven his ability to get here and he is a player we believe can challenge here at the Bulls,” Bulls head coach Mile Sterjovski said.