Melbourne Victory signs Roly Bonevacia

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Roly Bonevacia for the remainder of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

The 32-year-old joins from Kuwaiti side Al-Tadamon where he spent the last four seasons playing throughout the Middle East.

Bonevacia is no stranger to the A-League, making 125 appearances over five seasons in the competition, representing Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney, and was named in the PFA A-League Men’s Team of the Season in 2016.

Bonevacia is also a graduate of the famed Ajax Academy, representing the Netherlands at youth international level and Curacao at senior international level.

Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Tony Popovic said he was looking forward to what Bonevacia will bring to Melbourne Victory.

“We’re thrilled to have a quality player like Roly join us for the rest of the season and we have no doubt that he will make a positive impact this campaign,” Popovic said.

“Roly is a versatile midfielder who has strong assets in both defence and attack and we believe his attributes will complement our current midfield.”

Bonevacia was also thrilled to be joining Melbourne Victory.

“It’s great to be back in the A-League and playing for a Club like Melbourne Victory and I can’t wait to get started,” Bonevacia said.

“Melbourne Victory is a Club I have always admired from afar. The fans, the Club and the stadium have always been the envy of the league and I’m looking forward to representing Victory on the field.

“The team has been amazing this season and I want to be able to bring more success to the team as we push towards the finals.”

Bonevacia will be available for Saturday’s clash with Macarthur FC at AAMI Park on Saturday 10 February and joins Salim Khelifi as the Club’s latest mid-season transfer window acquisitions.