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Mar 02, 2022   |  4:33PM AET

Victory Academy product signs with FC Basel

Victory Academy product signs with FC Basel

Melbourne Victory Academy product Steven Havales has signed with Swiss Super League club FC Basel until the end of the 2022 season.

The 19-year-old defender joined Victory in 2017 and spent the last four seasons in the Club’s academy system.

Havales says signing with FC Basel is a dream come true.

“I want to give a special thanks to Melbourne Victory Football Club for helping me develop into the player and person I am today and especially to Jeff Hopkins for his mentoring and guidance,” Havales said.

“I also want to thank FC Basel for giving me the opportunity to become a professional footballer. 

“This has been a long-time dream for me since I was 6 years old and I can’t wait to get started.”

Melbourne Victory Director of Football John Didulica says Havales’ move is a testament to his drive and the support networks he has in place.

“Steven, with the support of this family, has worked hard to put himself in a position to get a chance and as a club we will support him as much as we need to,” Didulica said.

“The Club has worked closely with FC Basel, Steven’s family and his representatives to ensure Steven had a genuine chance to pursue this opportunity.

“We are proud to see an academy graduate be given such a wonderful experience.”