Alex Chidiac takes out Julie Dolan Medal

Melbourne Victory’s Alex Chidiac has taken out the A-League Women’s highest individual honour, the Julie Dolan Medal, being named the competition’s player of the year. 

The 24-year-old – who was on loan from NWSL side Racing Louisville – took out the award while incredibly playing 13 of the 20 matches this season, contributing heavily to Victory’s early season form that saw the side finish fourth and qualify for the Semi Final.  

Chidiac accepted the award from her parent Club’s base in Lousiville, thanking her teammates and those who have supported her along the way for the honour. 

“I love football in Australia and this award is something I truly value and means a lot to me. It’s come a lot sooner than I could have ever imagined but I am very proud of this,” Chidiac said. 

“I attended my first Dolan Warren awards when I was nominated for the young footballer of the year in 2017, with my good friend Josh as my plus one. After the awards we got ice cream and talked about goals I had for the future. On that list was when I first set the goal of winning the Julie Dolan medal. 

“I am proud to have achieved that, and I want to thank Josh for always holding me accountable for those goals. 

“To my Victory team mates, you all know how special you are to me, as individuals and as a team. I play my best football when I am in an environment where I am happy and feel supported and that is the culture that has been created by you all. I can’t thank you all enough. 

“The whole club over at Melbourne Victory, from the board, to the office staff and to our women’s set up. Massive thank you to Jeff, Garreth, Damo, Seb, Liz, Andy and Rach. A big thank you to our major sponsor MATE.” 

Chidiac will look to take her stellar season in the A-League Women’s competition in the Women’s World Cup with the Matildas as one of Australia’s best midfielders continues her impressive career trajectory.