Reality TV winner Pilkington signs with Melbourne Victory

The winner of Fox8 program, Football Superstar, has been rewarded with an A-League contract.

The winner of Fox8 program, Football Superstar, has been rewarded with an A-League contract.

19-year old Canberra native Luke Pilkington was crowned this year’s Football Superstar, winning a professional contract with A-League champions Melbourne Victory.

After the final episode last night, coach Ernie Merrick was on hand to present Pilkington with his award and said the player had a bright future ahead of him.

“Luke is a very respectful, mature and enthusiastic footballer and person,” Merrick said.

“He brings many strengths to his football – he is technically very good, he has speed but also endurance, and he is tactically knowledgeable.

“Luke is a left-footer, which is hard to find, and he can play in a range of positions, including left back and left midfield.”

Pilkington held off Brisbane duo Chris Kozionas and Jack Petrie in the final.