Beauchamp joins AaB, while McDonald gets five-year deal
Qantas Socceroo defender Michael Beauchamp has signed to play for Danish Champions Aalborg BK for the next three seasons. Meanwhile Scott McDonald has secured a five-year deal with Celtic.
Qantas Socceroo defender Michael Beauchamp has signed to play for Danish Champions Aalborg BK for the next three seasons.
Beauchamp flew to Denmark after the World Cup qualifier against Qatar on Saturday to make the announcement, thus leaving his German club Nuremberg after two seasons.
The former Central Coast defender enjoyed mixed success with the German club; the first season where he played regularly; while last season he saw his appearances drop as the team were eventually relegated to the Bundesliga 2.
He is due to return to play against China on Sunday in the final game of the 3rd Round of World Cup qualifiers, which Australia has already successfully negotiated passage through to the next phase.
Meanwhile, striker Scott McDonald flew back to Scotland and a new five-year deal with his club Celtic.
McDonald was rewarded for an outstanding first season with Celtic in which he scored 31 goals in all competitions and helped them to successive Scottish Premier League crown-s.
“It was a very successful season for myself personally, and for the club to finish the way it did was fantastic,” McDonald told the clubs- official website.
“I am very grateful to Celtic for giving me this new deal. I am over the moon about it, because I still had another two years with an optional year still on my contract.
“So for the club to show this kind of belief in me boosts your confidence. It-s a great feeling, it makes you feel wanted and I am now just looking forward to more successful times at Celtic Football Club,” he added.
In-form Vukovic earns Genk contract extension
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has been rewarded for his excellent form with a two-season contract extension at Belgian club KRC Genk. The 33-year-old's deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign but the Pro League leaders have taken up their option to extend
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou