Theoklitos to leave Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.

Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.

The 28-year old turned down a new contract offer from the Victory and is likely to pursue his career overseas.

Theoklitos was a major part of the Victory’s successful 2008/09 season where they won both the Premiership and Championship; he also achieved the same in 2006/07.

“Michael is an inaugural Melbourne Victory playing squad member who has been a fantastic servant of the club over the past four years,” Melbourne Victory Football Operations Manager Gary Cole said.

“He has been a vital part of our two Championship and Premiership teams and we are very appreciative of his services.

“Michael was offered a contract, which he rejected. He has ambitions to play overseas and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“While he will be missed, we’re in a fantastic position with Mitchell (Langerak) and Glen (Moss), who are both outstanding goalkeepers and prospects for 2009/10 and beyond.”