South Melbourne FC is excited to announce the signing of Matko Budimir for the 2013 Victorian Premier League season.
The 19 year old defender is someone who should be quite familiar to South fans, with Budimir playing four matches for the club after being promoted on occasions to the senior squad from the Under 21 side.
The youngster arrived at South as a 15 year old from Hoppers Crossing and through his time with the club he has played a leading role through the Under 16, 18 and most recently Under 21 sides, where he captured the Best and Fairest Award for his efforts on the park on multiple occasions throughout that period. He also formed a key part in the back to back Under 21 Championship teams of 2010 and 2011.
Matko will provide the club with a hard working and very committed defender and is seen to be a replacement for retiring captain Steven O’Dor in the senior squad.
We wish Matko all the best for the 2013 season and beyond.