The Melbourne Knights Football Club would like to announce the departure of Marijan Cvitkovic as the former club captain has decided to return to state league football after an illustrious career in the NPL.
The iconic Number 10 began his love-affair with the club as a junior from the age of 14. Cvitkovic represented the Youth squad during the final year of the NSL. Once the NSL disbanded, Cvitkovic joined the St Albans Saints before returning to the Knights in 2012 where he played over 100 games for the club.
Cvitkovic had many career highlights throughout his time at the club including winning the individual Gold Medal award in 2013 and winning the Dockerty Cup Final in 2014.
Cvitkovic had this to say after he made the difficult decision during the week:
“Words simply cannot express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Melbourne Knights Football Club and the opportunities that have been presented to myself and the growth and experiences as a person and as a footballer since returning to the club in 2012.
I have had the honour of representing this club for multiple years now. As a player, club captain and also a care taker coach. I have been honoured to have experienced both team and individual honours representing this fantastic club throughout the years.
The beauty of this game is the fantastic people you meet along the journey. I have been privileged, to share the senior change room with some fantastic footballers, both past and present, including senior coaches who have left a lasting positive effect, as well as club men such as the late great Rus, who will always hold a special place with myself, much like many footballers who have represented the Melbourne Knights FC. However it is the lifelong friendships established through the years which I am truly grateful for.
To all of the supporters, fans, sponsors, committee members both past and present, I thank you for your continued and unwavering support. I sincerely wish the club all the very best in its future endeavours and success both on and off the park. Živjela Croacija!”
The club thanks Cvitkovic for his extremely loyal services both as a player and coach over the years and wish him nothing but the best for the future.