Theoklitos signs for Brisbane Roar
Former Norwich City goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos has signed a three-year contract with Brisbane Roar. The 29-year-old won the A-League title with Melbourne Victory in 2007 and 2009 before enduring an unsuccessful spell with the Canaries this season.
Former Norwich City goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos has signed a three-year contract with Brisbane Roar.
The 29-year-old won the A-League title with Melbourne Victory in 2007 and 2009 before enduring an unsuccessful spell with the Canaries this season.
Theoklitos had his two-year contract terminated after making just one first team appearance - in the 7-1 home defeat by Colchester on the opening day of the season.
“The opportunity to join the Brisbane Roar is an exciting prospect,” said Theoklitos, who who was twice named A-League goalkeeper of the year and will link up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in May.
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“I know there's a lot of rebuilding and it is a great opportunity for me to come back home and be involved in what I believe will be a successful team.
“It's a very young and exciting team. With Ange Postecoglou being at the club I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be working with him.
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“Whenever I played against Brisbane Roar I always enjoyed playing at Suncorp Stadium and the atmosphere the fans create.”
After his nightmare debut, Theoklitos missed the bus for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy game at Gillingham in October and although he played four reserve games and was on the bench for nine first team games, he never took the field for City again.
His contract terminated by mutual consent 10 days ago.
“For me it was just a matter of playing again and being happy,” added Theoklitos. “I've learnt a lot about myself.
“Football is a funny game and sometimes it doesn't go your way. It's just about how you handle matters.
“You just have to keep working hard and eventually things will turn. For me, this has been the thing which has turned for me.”
Brisbane finished ninth in the 10-team A-League last season, although the Roar were just four points adrift of the play-offs.