Australian football superstar crosses the ditch to join Auckland FC

Australia A-League Men’s top honours recipient, Jake Brimmer, has been named as Auckland FC’s latest recruit this morning.

Jake was previously at Melbourne Victory and has long been considered one of the league’s most accomplished midfielders, having received the prestigious Johnny Warren Medal for the 2021-22 season.

At just 24 years old, Brimmer was the youngest Australian to win the award since Mark Viduka was crowned player of the year in 1995.

Other accolades include a highly sought-after spot in the 2022 A-Leagues All Star team and Melbourne Victory’s 2022 Victory Medal rewarding the club’s Player of the Year.

He also received the Mark Viduka Medal in 2021, awarded to the best player in the Australia Cup Final.

“He possesses immense talent that will take him beyond the A-League. Auckland FC has the pathways to help him achieve that and we anticipate he will step up to his role within the club as a key contributor to the team’s success both on and off the field,” says Head Coach Steve Corica.

Born in Lilydale, Victoria, Brimmer attributes his early years playing at Nunawading City FC as the most influential time of his career.

“It’s where I learnt at a young age, the competitive side of football, and the importance of fighting for the badge, it’s what took me to Liverpool and then back to Melbourne,” said Brimmer at his unveiling.

“It’s never easy leaving the club you’ve grown up supporting, but Auckland FC will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career. Having played alongside many of the team, I know how strong the squad is and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win.

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Jake Brimmer

Age: 26
Position: Midfielder
Last Club: Melbourne Victory
Home town: Melbourne
Experience: 2021 Australian Cup Winner, 2021 Mark Viduka Medal, 2021/22 Johnny Warren Medal, 2022 A-League All Star

“I’m so pumped to walk out onto a new turf, a new home and in front of a stadium of new fans. Honestly, hearing the backing of the fans and everyone shouting, it gives you an extra boost and you get goosebumps all over your body. Entertaining the fans, playing my absolute best and giving them something to get excited for is probably my favourite part of playing football. The new season is just around the corner and I’m ever ready to walk out and hear our Auckland FC fans.”

Jake Brimmer