VITORIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 02: Luke Wilkshire of the Socceroos dribbles the ball during a training match between the Australian Socceroos and Parana Clube at Arena Unimed Sicoob on June 2, 2014 in Vitoria, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sydney FC have confirmed the signature of former Socceroo Luke Wilkshire ahead of the upcoming 2017-18 A-League season.

Wilkshire joins the Sky Blues from Dynamo Moscow, after a career spanning over 250 appearances in top flight football across Europe.

The 35-year-old completed his medical with Sydney during the week, and head coach Graham Arnold is excited to have such an esteemed player join his squad.

“I’ve never put a player through the type of strenuous physical testing I’ve had our fitness team put Luke through this week," Arnold told

“We needed him to prove his fitness and at 35, he has shown he is in top physical condition.

“He has 80 caps for Australia and I believe he is a great acquisition and will be a fantastic signing for us at right back.

“I had a great working relationship with Luke in the national team and I look forward to doing so again.”

The defender has played in England, Holland and Russia, with his most successful stint coming at Dynamo Moscow, where he made 150 appearances for the Russian giants in two stints with the club.

Wilkshire is excited to finally playing in Australia, and is looking forward to representing Sydney in the A-League and Asian Champions League.

“I’ve been playing overseas for a long time now and have never had the chance to play in the Hyundai A-League, so this is an extremely exciting opportunity for me,” Wilkshire told the club's website.

“It’s a great challenge to help Sydney FC go back to back and improve on their fantastic season last year.

“I’ve played UEFA Champions League football in Europe and the thought of competing with the biggest clubs in Asia in the AFC Champions League is another huge test.

“I can’t wait to get started.”