Melbourne Knights is please to announce that Antun Kovacic has joined the Club as the first new acquisition for the 2014 NPL Victoria season.
Kovacic, 32, returns to Somers Street after making 41 appearances for Knights in the latter days of the old National Soccer League.
The veteran centre-back joins Andrew Marth’s squad on the back of a successful campaign with Dandenong City, who finished second in State League Two and would later go on to be awarded a second-tier NPL Victoria license.
The Chelsea Hajduk youth product’s CV also includes periods at Oakleigh Cannons (62 appearances), Melbourne Victory (2 appearances), Richmond (55 appearances), and Newcastle Jets (7 appearances).
Kovacic has also played Asian Champions League with Ulsan Hyundai where he made three appearances in 2009.
Speaking to melbourneknights.com.au about the news, Kovacic said he had always wanted to play at an elite level, and believes he’s got that at a club of the stature of Melbourne Knights.
“It’s a big club, you can’t change history, you can’t buy it in the shop,” Kovacic said. “With the new format, there’s an added incentive to be the top team in Victoria, to try and become the champion of the Premier Leagues of all the states.”
“You want to play at the highest level for as long as you can, to come back to the Knights – I’ve got goosebumps.”