Above: Elise Kellond-Knight (right) in celebratory mood for the Matildas. Photo: ESPN.
Melbourne Victory today announced the major signing of Matildas midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight for the 2022/23 A-League Women season.
The 32-year-old joins the Club from Swedish top-flight club, Hammarby, and returns to the A-League Women’s competition where she has previously represented Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.
Kellond-Knight has represented the Matildas over 100 times, featuring at the 2011, 2015, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and has been selected in the Matildas most recent squad to take on Sweden and Thailand.
Melbourne Victory Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said Kellond-Knight’s addition will add quality and another level of experience to his strong midfield group.
“We’re thrilled to have KK join the Club for the upcoming season and she will clearly be an important member of our squad,” Hopkins said.
“Her experience at Club and international level is second to none and her leadership on and off the pitch will help us in our journey to lift silverware again this season.”
Kellond-Knight is also excited to be joining Melbourne Victory. The star said: “I’m excited to be returning to the A-League with Melbourne Victory and helping the team lift their third consecutive Championship,” Kellond-Knight said.
“Jeff and the team have created an environment that looks to push for success every season and that is something I want to be a part of.”
Kellond-Knight will join the squad after the Matildas friendlies in November and be available for selection ahead of the Club’s Round 1 clash with Western United on Saturday 19 November.