Alex Chidiac

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Alex Chidiac
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Personal information
Full name Alexandra Carla Chidiac [1]
Date of birth (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia [2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
(on loan from Racing Louisville)
Number 10
Youth career
Croydon Kings
FFSA NTC
Adelaide City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014 Adelaide United 9 (1)
2015–2016 Melbourne City 10 (0)
2016–2018 Adelaide United 28 (4)
2018–2020 Atlético Madrid 22 (3)
2020–2021 Melbourne City 10 (3)
2021–2022 JEF United Chiba 5 (0)
2021–2022Melbourne Victory (loan) 14 (1)
2022– Racing Louisville 18 (2)
2022–Melbourne Victory (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Australia U-17 6 (2)
2014– Australia U-20 22 (17)
2015– Australia 17 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 March 2019

Alexandra Carla Chidiac (born 15 January 1999) is an Australian international soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Melbourne Victory on loan from Racing Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, and for the Australia national team.

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Early life and education

Chidiac was born in Sydney, New South Wales, but moved to Adelaide, South Australia, when she was three months old, and considers herself South Australian. [2]

She began playing youth football with Croydon Kings where she played alongside boys. In 2011, Chidiac won the under-14B-grade premiership. She was selected to play in the Football Federation South Australia Women's Premier League with an FFSA Under 14/15 team. [3] In 2013, Chidiac was named Premier League player of the year after scoring 33 goals. [4] When she played at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour in July 2013, she was pronounced player of the tournament. [3]

She attended St. Mary's College in Adelaide, taking classes by correspondence when she moved to Melbourne. [3] [5] After moving to Melbourne, Chidiac shared a home at La Trobe University with four other interstate players. [5]

Club career

Adelaide United (2014)

Ahead of the 2014 W-League season, Chidiac was signed by Adelaide United. [6] On 21 September 2014, she made her debut in a 1–0 loss to Canberra United. [7] On 23 November 2014, she scored her first goal in a 2–2 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers. [8] She finished the season with one goal in 9 appearances. [7]

Melbourne City (2015–2016)

In September 2015, Chidiac signed with new W-League club Melbourne City, [9] becoming the youngest member on Joe Montemurro’s star-studded squad. [10] On 18 October 2015, she made her debut in a 6–0 win over Sydney FC. [11] She made a total of 10 appearances [7] and was part of Melbourne City's unbeaten season, which saw the team win the W-League premiership/championship double. She appeared as a late substitute in the 2016 W-League Grand Final. [12]

Return to Adelaide United (2016–2018)

Chidiac returned to Adelaide United in September 2016, joining re-signing teammate Emily Condon and new coach Mark Jones. [13] She made 8 appearances for the club in the 2016–17 season, scoring two goals. [7] On 21 August 2017, Chidiac signed a new one-year contract with Adelaide United. [14] She finished the 2017–18 season with one goal and three assists [15] in 11 appearances. [7]

Atlético Madrid (2018–2020)

On 13 July 2018, Chidiac signed with Atlético Madrid. [16] [17] She made her debut on 8 September 2018. [18] In December 2020, Chidiac mutually terminated her contract with Atlético Madrid and left the club. [19]

Return to Melbourne City (2020–2021)

In the week after leaving Atlético Madrid, Chidiac returned to Australia and re-joined Melbourne City ahead of the 2020–21 W-League season. [20]

JEF United Chiba (2021–2022)

In June 2021, Chidiac joined JEF United Chiba to play in the inaugural season of the WE League. [21] [22]

Loan to Melbourne Victory (2021–2022)

In December 2021, Melbourne Victory signed Chidiac on loan from JEF United Chiba. [23]

Racing Louisville (2022–)

Following her loan in Australia, Chidiac joined American club Racing Louisville on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract in April 2022, [24] three weeks into their season. [25]

Loan to Melbourne Victory (2022–)

In October 2022, Melbourne Victory announced that Chidiac will return to the club for the 2022–23 A-League Women on loan from Racing Louisville. [26]

International career

In early 2015, Chidiac was called up to the senior Australia squad to tour New Zealand, aged sixteen. [4] She made her international debut on 12 February 2015, coming on as a substitute for Lisa De Vanna in a win over New Zealand. [27]

Chidiac was called up again ahead of the 2017 Algarve Cup, where she made two appearances. [7] [28]

Career statistics

Club

As of August 23, 2020 [7]
ClubSeasonLeagueCup 1 Continental 2 Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Adelaide United 2014–15 W-League 9191
2016–17 8282
2017–18 111111
Total284284
Melbourne City 2015–16 W-League 100100
Atlético Madrid 2018–19 Primera División 1931000203
2019–20 10001020
2020–21 00000000
Total2031010223
Career total5871010607

International goals

Scores and results list Australia's goal tally first.

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
126 March 2018 Perth Oval, Perth, Australia Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 1–05–0 Friendly

Honours

Club

Melbourne City
Atlético Madrid

Individual

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