The 34-year-old previously spent two seasons in Poland.
Newcastle Jets have announced the signing of former Holland international defender Kew Jaliens from Wisla Krakow.
The 34-year-old moves to the Hunter Stadium after two-and-a-half seasons with the Polish heavyweights, where he won the 2010/11 Ekstraklasa in his first term with the club and was a key figure in their unsuccessful 2011/12 Champions League qualifying campaign.
Jaliens had previously spent over a decade with Sparta Rotterdam, Willem II and AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, also representing the Netherlands on 10 occasions during that time, and boss Gary van Egmond revealed his delight at acquiring a player of his calibre.
“It is fantastic to have secured a player with Kew’s pedigree in what we identified as a key position for us,” van Egmond told Football Australia.
“He’s a great fit for the Club and we’re very much looking forward to him arriving and commencing pre-season training with the Jets.”
Jaliens brings Champions League and World Cup experience to the Jets roster for the upcoming A-League season and CEO Robbie Middleby believes he’s a player others can learn from.
“Kew has played at the highest level for both Club and country, and brings a wealth of experience to the Jets” Middleby added..
“We believe he will complement the players we already have in our squad and we’re confident he can make a big impact in the A-League.
“With the number of talented young players coming through at the Jets, it is fantastic for them to have the likes of Michael Bridges, Emile Heskey and now Kew to learn from.”