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Matildas midfielder Chidiac returns to Mebourne Victory

Matilda Alex Chidiac has rejoined Melbourne Victory in a major boost for the A-League Women club. (Richard Wainwright/AAP PHOTOS)

Matildas midfield ace Alex Chidiac has returned to the Melbourne Victory, signing a deal until the end of the 2025/26 A-League season.

The 24-year-old, who was part of Australia's World Cup squad this year, has most recently being playing in Mexico with Liga MX side Tigres UANL.

She was on loan from her American parent club Racing Louisville in the NWSL where she made 26 appearances for the side over two seasons.

While she was part of the Matildas' recent Olympic qualifiers, she was left out of their two-match series against Canada last month.

Chidiac is the current Julie Dolan Medallist, winning Victory's highest individual honour in her second season.

Victory coach Jeff Hopkins said he was thrilled to have Chidiac back for an extended period, with his team currently fourth on the ladder.

"We're incredibly pleased to have Alex back with us for the remainder of the campaign but even more exciting is that she will be with the squad for a further two seasons," Hopkins said in a statement Saturday.

"Alex has shown that she is one of the elite midfielders in this country and she's an invaluable asset to our side both on and off the park.

"At 24, her experience domestically and internationally is vast and over her time at Victory, she has been a leader with her actions, leading by example in everything she does and we're looking forward to what she can produce over an extended period at the club."

Chidiac, who grew up in Adelaide, said she was also excited to be returning to Melbourne Victory on a permanent basis.

"Victory has become like a second home to me. Working with Jeff and the team brings out the best in me as a footballer and I'm looking forward to helping the team win more silverware over my time here," she said.

Chidiac will be available for Saturday's match with Western Sydney Wanderers.

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