Caltex Socceroos defender Jurman departs Al-Ittihad

Caltex Socceroos defender Matthew Jurman is on the lookout for a new club after announcing he has left his Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.

Jurman confirmed on social media he is now a “free agent” and thanked the club for allowing him to experience playing in the Saudi Pro League.


“Excited to share as of today I am a free agent. I would like to thank @ittihadclub.sa for the time spent here and the opportunity to experience the Saudi Arabian culture,” Jurman wrote on Instagram. 

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“Thanks to all my team mates, great guys, enjoyed playing with you all, & made some lifelong friendships. 

“Lastly thanks to all the 🐅 fans been crazy to see every game full of support!” 


Jurman, who turns 30 in December, joined Al-Ittihad in July 2018 after one season in Korea with Suwon Bluewings.

He also spent nine years playing in the Hyundai A-League at both Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar.

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It’s unclear whether Jurman will look to remain in Asia, play elsewhere abroad or look for a return to the Hyundai A-League.