Melbourne Victory’s Brebner becomes Australian citizen
Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner yesterday became an Australian citizen and now has dual citizenship as a Scottish-Australian.
"When I arrived here I originally thought I might play for a year," Brebner said.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the league would take off as quickly as it did and how very quickly I would find myself quite settled and quite at home.
"After doing so well as a team on the park, and with things going well off it, I thought I'd be quite happy to stay here for the foreseeable future and then from the club's perspective it made sense to become a citizen and become a non-visa player, which is beneficial to the club."
Brebner’s decision to become a citizen has effectively made it easier for the Victory to pursue an extra foreign player as he was taking up an international spot on the playing list.