Valeri signs Victory contract extension

The 32-year-old is in his third season at the A-League club and is set for a stay until at least the 2017-8 campaign having signed an extension

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri has signed a year's contract extension to remain at the club until 2017-18.

The 32-year-old, who took over the captaincy of the club at the start of the 2015-16 campaign having been part of the club's Premiership and Championship-winning squad the season prior, is currently in his third season at Victory.

Valeri has made 68 appearances for Victory in total and is looking forward to extending that.

"It has been a privilege to represent Melbourne Victory and I'm thrilled to extend my contract for another season," Valeri said.

"This is a great club with a proud history, and it's an honour to be captain of a playing group which is hungry for success. I look forward to leading the team through the rest of the current season and beyond."

Carl Valeri Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City A-League 17102015

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Victory head coach Kevin Muscat said: "Carl has been a terrific leader on and off the pitch for Melbourne Victory, and we're excited to extend his contract.  

"Carl leads by example, demands excellence and has been an asset to this football club over the last three seasons. He brings composure and a winning attitude to the playing group, is a great role model and his thirst for success is infectious.

"This is a great outcome for the club and the playing group as we head into an important part of our season."