Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of defender Brendan Hamill who will join the 2021/22 A-League squad on a two-year-deal.
Hamill was part of Tony Popovic’s Wanderers starting XI that won the 2014 Asian Champions League where they defeated Al-Hilal in the final, becoming the first Australian team to win the tournament.
The 28-year-old has amassed 135 A-League games while at Melbourne Heart, Western Sydney Wanders and Western United.
He was the youngest player to play for Heart, at 17-years-old and has also played for K League 1 side, Seongnam FC.
Victory’s A-League Head Coach, Tony Popovic, said the Club will benefit from Hamill’s experience and maturity.
“Brendan has matured since I last coached him and is another great professional that we are excited to be bringing into the squad,” Popovic said.
“Having worked with Brendan in the past I have trust and confidence in his ability to help us succeed both on and off the pitch. He is a winner and importantly a great person.”
Hamill is looking forward to joining the new-look Melbourne Victory squad.
“I am looking forward to playing at Melbourne Victory and being a part of a really exciting squad,” Hamill said.
“It was always intimidating coming to AAMI Park as part of an opposition team due to the atmosphere the fans created.
“To be part of the team that the Boss is creating and to have the passionate fans supporting me, and the broader squad, on the pitch is an experience I want to be a part of.
“I look forward to playing my role and driving success at the Club.”
Hamill played for the Australian Institute of Sport in the 2009/10 A-League National Youth League and was selected for the ‘Come Play XI’ testimonial game for Kevin Muscat against Melbourne Victory in the same year.