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Del Piero has played his last game for Sydney FC

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 28, 2014 at 3:52 am •  Published: April 28, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Alessandro Del Piero says he has played his last game for Sydney FC amid speculation the Juventus great will take an off-field role with the Australian club.

Sydney FC announced Monday that Del Piero, the highest-profile player ever in Australia's domestic A-League, had ended his "playing role with the club."

The 39-year-old Del Piero confirmed it on his website in a statement under the title "Ciao Australia," saying the time had arrived "to say arrivederci" after two seasons with Sydney, but adding that he was happy to explore other opportunities with the club.

Sydney FC last week fired Frank Farina as head coach after finishing fifth in the 2013-14 season.