#BenPenned: MVFC re-signs FBK


Melbourne Victory Football Club is excited to announce the re-signing of attacking midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah on a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Ben Khalfallah, recruited to Melbourne Victory at the start of Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season on a one-year contract, has proven to be a revelation in his inaugural season, playing in 25 of the club’s 26 matches to date, scoring five goals and providing nine assists.

Prior to moving to Australia, the 32-year-old French-born Tunisian had played all his senior football in France, which began at Amiens in 2001 right through to Troyes in 2014 before signing with Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory football operations manager Paul Trimboli said the retention of Ben Khalfallah on the playing roster was a major coup for the club.

“Fahid brings so much to Melbourne Victory on and off the pitch,” Trimboli said.

“The impact he has made since his arrival at the club has been significant and we see him as an integral part of our future plans. Therefore it was a priority for us to secure him and we are thrilled to get his signature.”

Ben Khalfallah said he was thrilled to be able to stay at Melbourne Victory.

“The club has been so supportive to me and my family since we have been in Australia and I love Melbourne, so Melbourne Victory was the only club I wanted to play for,” Ben Khalfallah said.

“The players here are so close and are fantastic to play with so I am really looking forward to the next two years.”

Ben Khalfallah’s signature follows the club re-signing young stars Jason Geria, Connor Pain, Scott Galloway and Rashid Mahazi throughout the season.

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