Karlovic completes Knights return

Melbourne Knights are pleased to confirm the return of former junior Tomas Karlovic ahead of the 2023 NPL Victoria season.

The 18-year-old midfielder is back at Somers Street after spending the past four years at Melbourne Victory, most recently as part of their 2022 U21 Premiership winning side.

Karlovic previously played for Knights as a junior from age seven through to 14, winning a Championship and earning selection in the Victorian Metro squad in 2018 before being picked up by the Victory Academy.

Karlovic said the chance to return to Knights was too good to turn down.

“I always wanted to return to my boyhood club to play senior football. The opportunity arose and it was hard to say no,” Karlovic said.

“I want to grow as a player within the senior environment and gain experience but most importantly win.

“Pre-season has been a good challenge so far with a good group of boys, I’m buzzing for the season to start.” 

Karlovic, who will wear the number 33 jersey is Knights ninth confirmed new signing ahead of the 2023 NPL Victoria season.

Knights will kick off their 2023 NPL Victoria campaign on the road against St Albans on Sunday, February 19 (5pm KO).

Melbourne Knights FC 2023 NPL Victoria squad (Announced): 3. Josh PHELPS, 4. Corey SEWELL, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 7. Mitch HORE, 8. Steve WHYTE, 9. Ciaran BRAMWELL, 10. Gian ALBANO, 13. Chris OLDFIELD (GK), 16. Mohammed SUMAORO, 17. Trevor SSEMAKULA, 8. Jack MORTON, 19. Luka KOLIC, 27. Joseph FRANJIC, 33. Tomas KARLOVIC

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