Glory swoop for exciting young forward

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that exciting young forward Stefan Colakovski has signed a two-year deal with the club.

The 22-year-old has spent his entire senior career to date at Melbourne City, where he was part of the squad which claimed two Premierships and one Championship.

In addition to making 46 ISUZU UTE A-League appearances for City, Colakovski also featured and scored for the club in the AFC Champions League and has been capped by North Macedonia at Under-21 level.

Glory’s new recruit is excited at the prospect of opening a new chapter in his football career here in the West.

“I’m delighted to sign for Perth Glory,” he said.

“The moment I knew there was interest, I knew it was the right move for me.

“Glory have a rich history and are one of the most well-respected clubs in Australia.

“I can’t wait to put on the purple kit on and play in front of all the Members and fans.”

Glory Head of Recruitment, Andy Keogh, is confident that Colakovski will make a major contribution over the next two seasons.

“We welcome Stefan to what is the start of a rebuild here at PGFC,” he said.

“He’s a fantastic young talent who fits a key strategy of the club in developing young Australian players for the future.

“Stefan will bring a winning mentality to our club having previously been part of a fantastic club in Melbourne City.”

Born in Melbourne, Colakovski played his junior football with NPL Victoria outfit Pascoe Vale before joining City’s youth ranks and featuring regularly for their NPL side. He duly made his A-League debut against Wellington Phoenix in November 2019, signed his first senior deal three months later and claimed his maiden A-League goal during a memorable 6-0 derby win over Melbourne Victory in March 2021.

2021 also saw Glory’s new recruit make his debut for North Macedonia Under-21s.

Further squad announcements will be made shortly.