Every Socceroos transfer during June & July

From Europe to Asia and the A-League, plenty of Socceroos have been on the move in recent times! 

For your convenience, check out a summary of all the Socceroos' June/July transfers. 

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Maty Ryan: Brighton to Real Sociedad

Maty Ryan is set to return to Spain, signing a two-year deal with La Liga side Real Sociedad. 

The Socceroos goalkeeper has spent the last four years contracted to English club Bright & Hove Albion, which included over 100 Premier League appearances and a dream loan stint with his boyhood club Arsenal at the back-end of last season. 

Ryan, 29, moved to Brighton from Spanish outfit Valencia for a then-club record fee back in 2017, and is now set to return to La Liga with Basque-based side Real Sociedad.

Maty Ryan


Los Txuri-Urdin are a historic club with a strong fanbase, and following a fifth-placed finish in the league last season, will play in the 2021-22 Europa League. 

The club confirmed Ryan's deal extends until the end of the 2022-23 season, with an option of one extra year. 

Unfortunately the shotstopper's progress has been momentarily delayed, after suffering a knee injury in training that required surgery. 

Jackson Irvine: Hibernian to FC St. Pauli

Jackson Irvine will ply his trade in Germany next season, after joining historic club FC St. Pauli on a free transfer.

The Socceroos midfielder signed with the 2. Bundesliga outfit following the expiration of his short-term deal with Scottish side Hibernian. 

Irvine appeared 21 times for Hibs since joining in January after a 11-month long break from football following his departure from Hull City in the English Championship. 

The 28-year-old has been in career-best form for the Socceroos, concluding their most recent FIFA World Cup Qualification group as Australia's top goal contributor - scoring three times and registering five assists. 

FC St. Pauli, based in Northern German city Hamburg, is renowned throughout world football for its fan culture and passionate following. 

Founded in 1910, it has played throughout Germany's top three division with its most recent relegation from the Bundesliga coming in 2012. 

This means Irvine joins an environment that he feels is perfectly set-up for him to prosper. 

 "I'm delighted to be here," Irvine told FC St. Pauli. 

"The club and its values are a perfect fit for me. The way St. Pauli play football suits me, too. I can't wait to meet my teammates now and get started."

Danny Vukovic: KRC Genk to NEC Nijmegen

Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has found a new home in Dutch club N.E.C. Nijmegen. 

The recently-promoted  Eredivisie outfit announced that he has signed a two-year contract, with an option included for an extra season.

Vukovic returns to Europe after departing KRC Genk in March and spending time with the Socceroos during their recent June FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Kuwait City. 

Brandon Borello: SC Freiburg to Dynamo Dresden

Socceroos forward Brandon Borrello is on the move after signing a two-year contract with German club Dynamo Dresden.

The 25-year-old, who spent last season with Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan from Bundesliga club SC Freiburg, will don the number 25 at the newly-promoted 2. Bundesliga outfit. 

Borrello is no stranger to German football, having made over 50 appearances in the European nation's top two tiers since trading Brisbane Roar for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2017.

The attacker was as a member of Australia's squad for last month's FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Kuwait, where he started and set up Mitchell Duke's first goal in a 5-1 victory over Chinese Taipei.

Ryan McGowan: Sydney FC to Kuwait SC 

Weeks after representing the Socceroos in Kuwait City, Ryan McGowan confirmed a return to the Middle East, where he will play his club football for Kuwait SC. 

The Australian centre-back is set to ply his trade in the Kuwait Premier League for the three-time AFC Cup Champions. 

McGowan was welcomed back into the national team in June, starting in the Socceroos' 3-0 FIFA World Cup Qualifying win over Kuwait. 

The call-up came after a couple of successful seasons in the A-League with Sydney FC, where he secured a Premiership and Championship double in his first campaign before helping the club to their third consecutive Grand Final in 2020/21. 

Chris Ikonomidis: Perth Glory to Melbourne Victory

A-League club Melbourne Victory confirmed the signing of Chris Ikonomidis on a three-year deal. 

The Socceroos forward, who recently announced his departure from fellow A-League club Perth Glory, is set to pull on the navy blue of Victory for the 2021-22 season under new boss Tony Popovic. 

The 26-year-old has 16 goals in 41 A-League appearances to date, and played an instrumental role in winning the 2018-19 Premiership under the former Socceroo Popovic at the Glory.

Not only will he reunite Popovic in Melbourne, but Ikonomidis is also looking forward to linking back up with former Perth teammates Matthew Spiranovic, Jason Davidson and Jason Geria.

After recovering from a long-term injury, the attacker returned to form late last season and was a member of the Socceroos squad that maintained Australia's perfect FIFA World Cup Qualifying record and passage to the final stage of the Asian Qualifiers. 

After some more valuable experience on the international stage, Ikonomidis is looking forward to thriving in fresh pastures at club level. 

Brandon O'Neill: Buriram United to Perth Glory

A couple of weeks before Ikonomidis departed, Perth Glory announced the signing of Socceroo cap #602 Brandon O'Neill on a three-year deal. 

The midfielder returns to his first professional club after stints with Sydney FC, Pohang Steelers and Buriram United. 

O'Neill, a junior with Western Australia NPL club ECU Joondalup, expressed his excitement about the prospect of returning home to the A-League side. 

Brandon O'Neill

Mustafa Amini: AGF Aarhus to Apollon Limassol 

After spending time at home recovering from a long-term injury, Mustafa Amini sealed a move to Apollon Limassol FC in the Cypriot First Division.

The former AGF Aarhus, Randers and Borussia Dortmund midfielder has spent the last few months back home in Australia, recovering from a long-term injury. 

He signs a two-year deal on his return to club action. 

Denis Genreau - Macarthur FC to Toulouse FC

Fresh off finishing up with the Olyroos at Tokyo 2020, Denis Genreau has sealed an exciting transfer to France. 

The 22-year-old has officially signed with Ligue 2 outfit Toulouse FC, where he will wear the number five shirt.  

It has been a whirlwind few months for the box-to-box midfielder, who became Socceroo cap #610 after earning his debut against Chinese Taipei in June. 

He then was named in the Olyroos squad for the Olympic Men's Football Tournament, where he started all three of Australia's group stage matches against Argentina, Spain and Egypt. 

After impressing during Macarthur FC's first A-League campaign, earning the club's inaugural Macarthur Medal for Player of the Season in the process, Genreau is set to move abroad to the nation of his birth. 

Genreau was born in Paris, before relocating down under at the age of two, and has been a long-term admirer of French football.