Caltex Socceroos defender Ryan McGowan has signed with UAE club Sharjah FC, the club has confirmed.
The 28-year-old has joined the Arabian Gulf League club after spending two seasons in the Chinese Super League with Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng and Henan Jianye.
The versatile defender previously enjoyed a career in Scotland with Dundee United (2015-16), Heart of Midlothian (2008-13) and loan spells with Ayr United (2009-10) and Partick Thistle (2011).
McGowan also spent two years with Shandong Luneng (2013-14) in the Chinese Super League.
The 20-cap international has been named in the Caltex Socceroos’ 30-man squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.
McGowan famously supplied the perfect long pass for Tim Cahill to score his wonder goal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Holland in Brazil.
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