No upcoming games
Future matches are yet to be scheduled

Please update your browser

Unfortunately you cannot view this website on the current version of your browser. Please either update your browser or use an alternative browser.

Sep 21, 2017   |  4:28AM AET

Koca’s ninth season

Koca’s ninth season

One of Melbourne Victory’s most experienced players has returned, with Gulcan Koca signing on for her ninth season in the W-League.

Koca has made 55 appearances in the W-League with Victory since 2009.

In a squad which will have more than its fair share of young talents, Koca’s maturity will be vital.

“A lot of players trust her,” Victory W-League head coach Jeff Hopkins revealed.

“She’s often a go-to person for players, so that side of her character off the field is really important.

“She’s obviously a Victory person as well, 100 percent through and through.”

As well as everything Koca brings to the team off-field, there’s no forgetting what she will bring to the team on-field.

“Most importantly she’s here for her ninth season because she’s a good, quality player,” Hopkins said.

“She’s a very, very competitive person out on the field, and I think you need people like her in the squad.”

With a smaller W-League squad, Koca’s versatility is arguably her best trait, able to play in a number of positions across the field.

“Last year we switched things around and played her as a six; we played with two sixes last year,” Hopkins said.

“She also played as a full back and she can give us cover as a central defender as well.

“When you have a smaller squad, players that can play well in different positions are really important.”

Stay tuned to melbournevictory.com.au for more W-League signing announcements

Gulcan Koca fact file

MVFC appearances: 55
Debut: November 14, 2009 v Brisbane
W-League winner in 2013/2014
W-League runner-up in 2012/2013

Previous announcements

Monday: Casey Dumont and Bethany Mason-Jones
Tuesday: Angela Beard
Wednesday: Kyra Cooney-Cross and Mindy Barbieri