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Published October 20, 2021 at 05:58:49

Marco Tilio signs two-year contract extension

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Melbourne City FC is pleased to announce the re-signing of winger Marco Tilio on a two-year extension that will see the 20-year-old remain at the Club until the end of the 2023/24 season.

After joining City ahead of last season, the young winger worked hard to build his fitness and learn the Club’s style of play. That hard work paid off as an opportunity to break into the starting XI presented in the second half of the season and Tilio grasped it with both hands.

He started 10 of City’s final 11 fixtures and played a big role in the run to the Premiership and Championship, including scoring and assisting in the semi-final win over Macarthur.

Following the Grand Final triumph, Tilio headed to Tokyo as part of the Olyroos Olympic squad and scored seconds into his debut against Argentina.

He becomes the latest of a long list of Championship winning players to commit to the Club on multi-year deals, further increasing the stability and continuity in Patrick Kisnorbo’s squad.

Melbourne City FC Director of Football Michael Petrillo said:

“Being a City player means having the right attitude in everything you do at this Club, including a team-first mentality.

“We all saw the enormous progress that Marco made during the course of the last A-League Men season, and to see him work so hard and get rewarded with a start in the Grand Final is testament to the type of person that he is.

“The improvement in Marco since he arrived in Melbourne has been incredible but he knows he still has more to do and to show his commitment in extending his contract with us means he can continue his journey to be being the best player he can be.” 

Marco Tilio said:

“The Club has shown a lot of faith in me so it was really a no brainer to extend my contract. I want to help the Club continue to have success and create more memories in my time here so I can repay the faith that they have put it me.

“My goal this year is to continue to develop as a player and person to take my game to a new level.

“I want to push my teammates and push myself to play each week and show what I’m capable of by growing in confidence and bringing more to the team than I have before.”