Del Piero helps Sydney seal bumper shirt deal

The Italian superstar keeps contributing to Sydney FC on and off the field, with the Harbour City club securing a major commercial injection ahead of the 2013-14 campaign

The Alessandro Del Piero effect is still being felt by Sydney FC after the club confirmed an AU$1million playing strip deal for this season.

Webjet and Destination NSW have extended their shirt sponsorships for the 2013-14 A-League campaign.

Despite Del Piero's brilliance in his debut season in Australia, the Sky Blues failed to make the finals.

Nevertheless, the agreement, which includes Caltex Australia signing on as shorts sponsors – is a 25 percent rise on the 2012-13 deal.

"Sydney FC is thrilled to have the corporate support of Webjet and Destination NSW for the 2013-14 season," Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata said in a statement.

"Sydney FC takes pride in the relationships it has with its corporate partners and the renewal of Webjet and Destination NSW gives us a strong grounding to start the 2013/14 season.

"Sydney FC has enjoyed strong growth across all of the revenue metrics over the last 12 months including sponsorship, membership and merchandise and we are confidently working towards even more growth throughout the 2013/14 season across all streams."

Del Piero scored 14 goals in 24 appearances for the Sky Blues, who finished seventh.

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