City sign highly rated Young Matildas midfielder Daniela Galic

We’re very excited to announce the signing of 16-year-old midfielder Daniela Galic ahead of the upcoming A-League Women’s season!

Widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents in Australia football, Galic recently was a standout performer for the Young Matildas in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

Despite being a few years younger than her teammates, she started all three matches including a Player of the Match performance against Costa Rica.

An attacking midfielder who has been labelled by Matildas legend Grace Gill as the ‘future of Australian football’, Galic joins City for what will be her first season as professional.

While she may be a few years younger than most of her teammates, her time with the Young Matildas will mean there’s plenty of familiar faces at the club this season.

Head Coach Rado Vidosic said he was delighted to have Galic as part of his squad this season.

“Daniela is a player we’ve rated very highly for a while now so we’re very excited to be able to bring her into the club this season,” Vidosic said.

“She has a very bright future ahead of her and now being part of a professional environment every day, we’re excited to see her continue to grow and develop as a player and person.”

Galic said she was excited by the opportunity ahead with City and looking forward to her first season as a professional.

“Melbourne City has a great winning mentality and I know the coaches and club can really help me develop my football,” Galic said.

“I’m hoping to get as many minutes on the park as possible and l look forward to playing in a good team where I can continue to develop and improve my game alongside a great bunch of girls.”

Current 2022/23 City ALW Squad: Melissa BARBIERI, Chelsea BLISSETT, Emma CHECKER, Naomi CHINNAMA, Leah DAVIDSON, Daniela GALIC, Julia GROSSO, Bryleeh HENRY, Sally JAMES, Caitlin KARIC, Darcey MALONE, Leticia McKENNA, Holly McNAMARA*, Rhianna POLLICINA, Karly ROESTBAKKEN, Kaitlyn TORPEY, Tori TUMETH*, Hannah WILKINSON.

*Currently sidelined due to ACL injuries.