Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Matildas midfielder Alex Chidiac for the 2021/22 Liberty A-League season.
The 22-year-old joins the Club on loan from Japanese side JEF United Chiba where the Australian spent the 2021 season in the WE League.
The diminutive midfielder has 17 national team caps to her name, making her international debut at 16 years-old for the Matildas against New Zealand in 2015.
Chidiac’s club career has seen her represent Melbourne City and Adelaide United – winning a Championship in 2016 – before heading to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in 2018 where she made 22 appearances over two season for Atleti, netting twice.
Melbourne Victory Liberty A-League Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said Chidiac’s addition will add another element of experience and flare to his side.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Alex to the squad for the upcoming season as we make the final touches to our Championship defence,” Hopkins said.
“At 22, Alex has experience beyond her years, making her A-League Women’s debut at 15, representing her country at 16 and becoming an A-League Women’s Champion at 17.
“Alex has the ability to control the midfield but also move forward and find the back of the net in her attacking role and we can’t wait to see how she will complement our squad this season.”
Chidiac echoed Hopkins sentiment, saying she was excited to return to the Liberty A-League.
“I’m thrilled to be heading back to Victoria with Melbourne Victory and joining a team that is committed to achieving success this season,” Chidiac said.
“Talking to Jeff, the team’s intentions are to take out the Championship for the second successive season and I want to be a part of that journey.
“The focus for me is to consistently perform, week in and week out for the team and help the Club achieve their goals.”
Chidiac will be available for selection ahead of Sunday’s Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park, kick-off 4.05pm.