We are excited to today announce that attacking midfielder Rhianna Pollicina will return to City for the 2022/23 A-League Women’s season!
Pollicina enjoyed a breakout campaign in her first season in City blue, starting in all 16 fixtures.
She netted seven goals – including a midseason run of goals in four consecutive games – to finish equal sixth in the Golden Boot, while also passing off three further assists.
Pollicina was voted PFA Player of the Month by her peers in both January and February, while she also took out the Coaches Award at City’s Player of the Year night.
Head Coach Rado Vidosic said he was delighted to have Pollicina back at City for the new season.
“Rhianna is a player we had high expectations for last season, and she was still able to exceed those.
“She brings a great energy to the group and helps set the standard for what’s expected both on the training pitch and on matchday.
“Rhianna’s consistency across last season brought stability to the team and we can’t wait to see her continue to work hard and go to another level in 2022/23.”
Pollicina said the professionalism at City made it an easy decision to return to Melbourne and continue to push for silverware after coming so close last season.
“I absolutely loved my first season with City,” Pollicina said, “We had a great bunch of girls and coaching staff which led us to having a successful season on and off the field.
“This season I just want to keep improving and to be the best teammate I can, both on and off the pitch.
“As a team we want to build on last year and to continue to push for more success as a squad for the club and fans.”