Signing news: Experienced defender Marrone re-signs with Adelaide

Versatile defender Michael Marrone is set to finish his Hyundai A-League career with Adelaide United after signing a new deal with the club on Thursday.

The 32-year-old was off contract at the Reds at the end of the season but has penned a one-year contract extension.

“It’s a great feeling knowing my future is here in my hometown,” Marrone told Adelaide's official website.

“I’ve always been heavily invested in the club and I want to always see us doing well."

Marrone, who started his Hyundai A-League career in Adelaide in 2008, has been a pillar of the Reds team since re-joining the club from in 2014.


He has made 161 appearances for the club in all competitions over those two stints and has been a model of consistency.

Able to play both at right-back or in central defence, Marrone has been involved in Adelaide's most successful squads, helping deliver two FFA Cup titles as well as a historic Hyundai A-League Premiership-Championship double in the 2015/16 Season.

“I loved winning another trophy earlier this season in the FFA Cup and I’m hopeful of more success later this campaign and next," Marrone said. 

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“I’ve represented the Reds for many years and I’m excited to be part of achieving even more with this great club.” 

Marrone, who is set to start against league-leaders Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Friday night, has featured in 22 matches this season and registered two assists.