Chidiac Returns In Major Boost For Victory

Impetus’ Ben Gilby hears from Melbourne Victory’s returning in-form Australian international Alex Chidiac and the club’s Director of Football John Didulica (21/10/22).

Above: Alex Chidiac striding forward for Melbourne Victory last season. Photo: Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory today announced the key re-signing of 2021/22 Victory Medalist and Matildas midfielder Alex Chidiac on loan for the 2022/23 Liberty A-League season.

Chidiac returns for her second season at Victory from her parent Club, Racing Louisville FC where she made 18 appearances in the American NWSL, scoring twice in the latest campaign.

The midfielder’s first season at Victory saw her make 14 appearances, scoring once and assisting twice in a campaign that saw her lift her second A-League Women’s Championship in the Club’s back-to-back success.

Chidiac was in excellent form for the Matildas in the most recent international window, putting in an impressive shift from the bench against South Africa in London and then in Denmark as Australia chalked up back-to-back wins.

Above: Alex Chidiac was in fine form for the Matildas in the most recent international window. Photo: Justine Burch for Impetus.

Melbourne Victory Director of Football, John Didulica said Chidiac’s return will bolster Victory’s chances of winning its third consecutive Championship.

“We’re thrilled to be able to have Alex back for another season at Victory,” Didulica said.

“Her influence on the squad was immediate when she joined us in January, setting the standard on and off the pitch, and we believe she has more to offer coming into such an important period for women’s football in Australia.”

Chidiac was also looking forward to returning to the club for the upcoming A-League Women’s season.

“I’m excited to be heading back to Victory and I can’t wait to link up with the team and get back to work in Australia,” Chidiac said.

“I had a great experience with Jeff and the squad last season, and I want to achieve more with this Club and with this group this campaign.”

Chidiac will join the squad for pre-season training in October as the side prepares for its first match of the season against Western United on Saturday 19th November.

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