Swiss defender Dominik Ritter has signed a one-year deal with Australian A-League outfit Newcastle Jets.
Ritter, 23, has been playing for FC Winterthur after a spell at FC Basel.
"Dominik can play as fullback, which is his preferred position, or a left-side stopper," coach Gary van Egmond said.
"He has a lot of pace, he will suit our style of play and we will have good competition for spots in the backs."
The A-League season kicks off in October.