Da Silva and Chapman Depart Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory can confirm defenders Damien Da Silva and Connor Chapman will depart the Club.

A back-to-back Victory Medalist, 36-year-old Da Silva will leave Australia at the conclusion of his contract.

The Frenchman arrived at the Club in February 2023, making 42 appearances in his two seasons in navy blue and scored five goals, including an iconic stoppage-time double against Western United in the 2023/2024 A-League Men’s season.

Melbourne Victory Director of Football, John Didulica thanked Da Silva for his past two seasons in Melbourne.

“Damien arrived at the Club mid-season in 2022/23 and showed a level of consistency and quality that saw him become a leader in the squad immediately,” Didulica said.

“To win back-to-back Victory Medals is an incredible feat and we will be grateful for the legacy of hard work and professionalism Damien drove.”

Chapman will depart to an overseas club for an undisclosed compensation as the defender wraps up his two seasons at Victory with 40 appearances.

“Connor played an important role for the Club over the past two seasons and demonstrated his versatility in a wide range of positions. He made a considerable contribution towards the team’s journey last season which resulted in the Club making the Grand Final,” Didulica concluded.

The Club would like to thank Damien and Connor for their contribution and wish them all the best for the future.