Melbourne Victory signs Emily Gielnik

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of forward Emily Gielnik for the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season.

The Matilda joins the Club from English Women’s Super League side Aston Villa, where she made 24 appearances and scored three times for Villa. Gielnik has also made 109 A-League Women’s appearances, netting 46 goals in her time in the league.

Gielnik returns for her second stint at Victory after leading the line for the side in the 2018/19 Premiership season, and has represented her country 54 times, featuring at the 2020 Olympic Games and the 2019 World Cup.

Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Jeff Hopkins said he was thrilled to re-link with Gielnik for the upcoming season.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Emily back at Melbourne Victory,” Hopkins said.

“It’s wonderful to have a player of her calibre return to the league and join our squad for the upcoming season and we know she will be an important contributor with her experience and guile in front of goal.

“Her career at domestic and international level speaks for itself and we’re looking forward to seeing what she can produce back in the A-League Women’s competition.”

Gielnik was also looking forward to returning to Melbourne Victory.

“I’m excited to be back at Victory and working with Jeff and the team for the upcoming season and I can’t wait to get started,” Gielnik said.

“I had a great experience during my first stint at the Club, winning Victory’s first Premiership in the A-League Women’s competition, and I’m looking forward to achieving more success with the squad this season.

“Jeff and the team have created a formidable environment over the past couple of seasons and I want to contribute to that the best I can by scoring goals and lifting trophies with the team.”

Gielnik is the ninth new signing of the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season, joining Lydia Williams, McKenzie Weinert, Tori Hansen, Rachel Lowe, Emma Checker, Jamilla Rankin, Kurea Okino and Ella O’Grady as the side prepares to return to training ahead of the 2023/24 season on Monday 11 September.