South Melbourne FC is pleased to announce the signing of Canadian Ethan Gage ahead of the 2019 NPL Victoria season.
The hardworking defensive midfielder played a pivotal role for the Bentleigh Greens throughout their 2018 campaign. Notably, Gage was outstanding throughout the cup competitions for the Greens, starting in their Dockerty Cup final win and playing a leading role in the big win over the Wellington Phoenix in the FFA Cup proper.
He had represented Canada at Under 20 level prior to arriving in Australia and his previous clubs included Nyköpings in Sweden, Bærum in Norway and Vancouver Whitecaps back home in Canada.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, SMFC Senior Football Manager Peter Kokotis was pleased with the acquisition. “Ethan was tremendous in his time with the Greens last season and we expect him to play an important role in the midfield for us in 2019. His experience, mixed with his ability to read the play, will be an asset for Con Tangalakis in our new-look midfield.”
South Melbourne FC welcomes Ethan to Lakeside and wishes him all the best for the 2019 season.