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Published July 13, 2021 at 18:29:51

Melbourne Victory signs Jason Geria

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Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Jason Geria for the upcoming A-League season.

Geria returns to Victory having originally been signed by Ange Postecoglou in 2012. He went on to make his professional debut as a substitute against Perth Glory at AAMI Park on Saturday 23 March 2013.

The 28-year-old brings a wealth of A-League experience having amassed over 100 appearances during a six-season stint at the Club where he was a part of the side which claimed the Championship/Premiership double in 2014/15 and the FFA Cup in 2015.

He is the 13th highest A-League Victory appearance maker with 107 appearances. One of only 14 players to get more than 100 appearances at the Club in the men’s side.

Victory A-League Head Coach, Tony Popovic, is delighted to have agreed a deal with Geria.

“Jason is returning to the Club with a level of maturity and life experience due to his time overseas in Japan,” Popovic said.

“His football knowledge, ambition, will to succeed and desire to grow as a player is a huge asset to the team and it fits perfectly with the long-term direction of the Club.

“It will be great to have Jason back in the Melbourne Victory fold.”

Geria is excited at the prospect of returning to Melbourne Victory as part of Popovic’s squad. 

“Melbourne Victory has been a huge part of my playing career,” Geria said.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Club and contributing to their success in 2021/22 while learning and growing as a player under the Boss.

“Add to this the Melbourne Victory fans, who in my opinion are the most passionate in the league, and the opportunity to play in front of them again at AAMI Park and it was an easy decision to return.”

Geria attended the Australian Institute of Sport before joining Brisbane Roar where he went on to skipper the club’s youth team.

He is a former Australia Under-20 and Under-23 representative and has a Socceroos cap to his name.

Geria was a first-team regular for Japanese J2 League side JEF United Chiba after leaving Melbourne Victory in 2018. 

He returned to Australia in March 2021 to play for Perth Glory on a contract for the remainder of the 2020–21 A-League season.