Spase Dilevski joins Victory

Melbourne Victory have announced the signing of former Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar midfielder, Spase Dilevski, on a one-year deal.

Melbourne Victory have announced the signing of former Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar midfielder, Spase Dilevski, on a one-year deal.

After spells at Dutch powerhouse PSV Eindhoven and English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, Dilevski returned to Australia in 2005 when he made his Hyundai A-League debut for the Queenslanders, before a second stint in the national competition last season with the Reds.

After an injury interrupted 2011/12 season the 27 year-old said he was looking forward to the next phase of his career, “Being a Melbourne boy, I-m really excited to be moving back home and playing for Victory after so many years overseas and interstate.

“I-ve worked under Ange (Postecoglou) at Australian U-20-s level and I-m delighted to be reunited with him and hopefully I can do a job for the team next season.

“Melbourne Victory-s fans are amazing and it-s going to be a real buzz playing in-front of not only them, but my family also,” Dilevski added.

Melbourne Victory Coach, Ange Postecoglou, said Dilevski-s signing would provide greater versatility to the playing group, “Spase is experienced beyond his years and can do a variety of different jobs in both midfield and defence.”

“I-ve coached him before and he-s a smart player and I think he will really compliment the squad we-re starting to build.”

Dilevski joins Sam Gallagher and Adama Traore as the club-s latest signings, with several places still to be filled before the commencement of the 2012/13 season.