Melbourne Victory wishes to confirm that midfielder, Tom Pondeljak, has been released by mutual consent after 78 Hyundai A-League appearances for the club.
The 36 year-old will undoubtedly be best remembered for his winning goal in the 2008/09 Grand Final win over Adelaide United.
After a glittering career in the old National Soccer League, Pondeljak joined Melbourne Victory from A-League rivals, Central Coast Mariners in season four and cemented his place in history after scoring the goal that secured the club its second Championship/Premiership double.
Melbourne Victory Managing Director, Richard Wilson, said, “We’d like to thank Tommy for his tremendous contribution over the past four seasons and wish him well in the future.”
“Tommy was a popular figure among the playing group and very quickly stamped himself as a fan favourite with his memorable goal in the 2008/09 Grand Final in front of a packed Etihad Stadium.”
“Tommy wanted to go out quietly with a minimum of fuss and we respect his wishes,” Wilson added.
The club came to a settlement with Tom last week, honouring the final 6 weeks of his contract, and wishes him well for the future.