Meet our newest signing; Jake Brimmer

Melbourne Victory announced the signing of talented Australian midfielder Jake Brimmer on Friday.

Brimmer, Melbourne-born, became Victory’s second pre-season arrival, as Head Coach Grant Brebner continues to bolster the squad.

“Jake is a part of an exciting group of players who we believe have an opportunity to help our club build a bright future,” said Brebner.

At just 22-years-old, Brimmer has already experienced the highs and lows of professional football – following a spell in England and silverware in Australia.

 

Liverpool

Brimmer first appeared on Liverpool’s radar in 2013 during the club’s tour of Australia and was soon signed by the Premier League giants at the age of 16.

In 2014, the young midfielder completed a move to the UK and spent three years with the six-time European champions.

While playing within Liverpool’s youth teams, Brimmer played alongside the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.

In 2017, the Australian was released by Liverpool and returned home, despite some interest from Kaiserslautern in Germany.

 

Perth

Ahead of the 2017/18 A-League season, Brimmer signed for Perth Glory and immediately became an integral part of the club’s midfield.

Under the guidance of Tony Popovic, Brimmer lifted the Premiers Plate in 2019 – as Glory finished eight points ahead of Sydney at the top of the ladder.

Overall, the young midfielder made 60 appearances for Perth during a three-year stint in Western Australia.

National team

Victory’s newest recruit is no stranger to international football, having represented Australia at youth level since the age of 16.

In 2014, Brimmer made the squad for the AFC U16 Championship in Thailand – scoring twice in a 4-2 win over Japan.

The youngster was then selected for the U17 FIFA World Cup in Chile and has also appeared for the U23s.