Chidiac takes out top honours at Victory Medal 

Melbourne Victory midfielder Alex Chidiac has taken out the Club’s Women’s Victory Medal at the A-League Women’s presentation night on Monday. 

After securing Victory’s second consecutive Championship on Sunday, Chidiac received the top gong as well as the Players’ Player Award alongside New Zealand international Claudia Bunge, as she capped off an incredible return to the A-League Women’s competition with the Club’s highest honour. 

Catherine Zimmerman also took out the Club’s Golden Boot award, finishing the season with seven goals to her name. 

Chidiac was humbled by the award, saying the way the Club embraced her since her arrival played an important role in her success. 

“It’s an incredible honour to be recognised by the coaches and players this season and I’ve loved every moment at Melbourne Victory,” Chidiac said. 

“We’ve had a rollercoaster season with the girls but I’m incredibly proud of what we were able to achieve and the belief in the group to achieve it. 

“The girls and the coaching staff here at Victory are second to none and its been amazing working alongside everyone in this group and lifting that trophy on Sunday.” 

Head Coach Jeff Hopkins lauded Chidiac’s contribution to the squad, saying the diminutive midfielder is an incredibly special talent. 

“Words can’t describe Alex’s contribution to the squad this season and we’re incredibly proud to have her as our Victory Medalist in a Championship-winning season,” Hopkins said. 

“From the minute she came through the door, she brought a level of determination and professionalism that rubbed off on each and every player in the squad. That helped drive us towards achieving the ultimate success this season. 

“She is undoubtedly one of the best players in the league and we’re incredibly privileged to have had Alex a part of our success this season.” 

Chidiac won the Victory Medal ahead of Casey Dumont (second) and Catherine Zimmerman (third).