JAMO CALLS IT A DAY: City skipper to retire following ALM Grand Final

Scott Jamieson, the most decorated player in Melbourne City history, has announced his retirement following the 2023 A-League Men’s Grand Final.

He will immediately move into the club’s A-League Men’s coaching set up for the 2023/24 season.  

Jamieson joined City in 2017 and currently sits on 375 A-League Men’s appearances, sixth all-time in the competition’s history. He has been named in the PFA Team of the Season on three occasions throughout his club career. 

A win in this Saturday’s Grand Final would see the club crowned Men’s Champions for the second time and would make Jamieson the most successful captain ever in the competition, with five trophies having come under his leadership.

He leads City into our four consecutive Grand Final and will be looking to go out in the best possible fashion with a win against the Mariners.

Jamieson’s most memorable moment in a City shirt came in the 2021 decider, scoring a crucial penalty against Sydney FC to give us the lead that would see us crowned Champions for the first time.

His move into the coaching set up sees Jamieson follow a similar trajectory to his former Head Coach, Patrick Kisnorbo, who also went immediately from captain into the club’s coaching ranks. 

Brad Rowse, Melbourne City FC CEO, said:

“As well as being a great leader of the club, Scott is also a great human being. He is one of the first here and last to leave and his professionalism is admired by those in the dressing room and across the club.

“It is these qualities that we are so keen to hold onto and by joining the Men’s coaching set up, we are capturing his leadership DNA and his winning mentality. This will help us to continue to challenge for silverware and prepare the next generation for success.”

Michael Petrillo, Melbourne City FC Director of Football, said:

“I have known Scott since he was 18 years old, when he was a talented teenager. His qualities have always been the same, he’s a winner and he was always one of the hardest workers on the pitch.

“It’s been an honour to watch him grow into such a strong leader and successful Club Captain. He has played a huge role in establishing Melbourne City as one of the leading clubs in Australia.

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer Scott a pathway into coaching. He follows in the steps of Patrick Kisnorbo and is further proof that the club is committed to developing its talent and investing back into Australian football. “

Rado Vidosic, Melbourne City FC Men’s Head Coach, said:

“He’s been a fantastic servant, leader, and gentleman. It has been an honour to coach him and to be part of his last season as a player.

“I’m really looking forward to him joining our A-League Men’s coaching set up and helping him as he starts his new journey.

“He’s going to continue be a very important part of the team and we will continue to learn from him through the leadership qualities that he will bring to the group.”

Jamie Maclaren, teammate and all-time leading scorer in the A-Leagues, added:

“Jamo is more than a player to our squad. In many ways we feel he is irreplaceable. He is a great leader and since he took on the captaincy our standards have lifted, and we are all better for it.

“He has had a fantastic career, he is the club’s most successful captain, and he has the trophies to show for it. As a teammate, you know that he always has your back, both on and off the pitch.  

“Although I would love to see him continue to play, I know this next chapter will be special for him and his family. I have no doubt he will go onto be a successful coach.”