Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has ended his club season on a high before heading to Turkey to join up with Bert van Marwijk’s extended FIFA World Cup squad.
Plus two Aussies have lifted silverware on the final day of their respective club seasons.
Here’s your wrap of the Aussies Abroad from over the weekend!
VUKA’S BELGIUM SEASON ENDS ON A HIGH
Danny Vukovic has kept a clean sheet as his club KRC Genk sealed a Europa League spot for next season by winning the Belgian First Division A Play-off.
After a gruelling season, where the former Hyundai A-League shotstopper made 45 appearances, Genk topped Zulte Waregem 2-0 in the final game of the season in Belgium, which means they have earned the right to compete in the third round of qualifying for the Europa League next season.
In a year where Vukovic was crowned the player of the season, as voted by fans, the Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper thanked the supporters for the atmosphere to cap off a “roller coaster of a season”.
WILLIAMS, DAVIDSON WIN SILVERWARE
Two Aussies had a chance to pose with hard-earned silverware on Sunday, with both Jason Davidson and Ryan Williams earning big results in the final day of their respective league seasons.
AFC Asian Cup 2015 winner Davidson helped his club side NK Olimpija Ljubljana to the Slovenian league title.
Davidson, on loan from Croatian club Rijeka, joined Olimpija in January and made 13 appearances in all competitions.
In the final game of their league season, Olimpija scored an 80th minute goal to draw with Domzale, meaning they finished the year on 80 points but won the title on their head-to-head record against Maribor who also finished on 80 points.
NK Olimpija Ljubljana and Davidson still have the chance to win more silverware – on Thursday AEST they will contest the Slovenian Football Cup final against NK Aluminij.
In England, former Australian youth international Ryan Williams earned promotion to the Championship with a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final.
Williams was a 75th minute substitute as the game went into extra-time, with Richard Wood scoring a 103rd minute winner at Wembley Stadium.
JEGGO SEALS AUSTRIA MOVE
Fringe Caltex Socceroos midfielder Jimmy Jeggo has confirmed his next club move over the weekend, fresh after departing Sturm Graz in Austria.
The former Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United star opted to pursue a fresh opportunity away from Sturm Graz after making more than 60 league appearances in 18 months.
Jeggo has since signed for FK Austria Wien, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season where they finished seventh in the league.
EDWARDS LINKED TO SCOTTISH TRANSFER
Ryan Edwards has been linked with a move to Scottish club Hearts after invoking an exit clause in his contract following Partick Thistle’s relegation from the Scottish Premier League.
Partick Thistle confirmed on Saturday Edwards’ departure after three years with the club, with the Scottish Sun now reporting Hearts are planning a summer move for the former Australian Under-23 international.
Hearts finished the 2017/18 season in sixth place and have already confirmed the arrival of Ben Garrucio from Adelaide United.
Joeys squad selected for final training camp in Melbourne
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Mixed news for Caltex Socceroos duo in Champions League qualifying
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Young Socceroos set for kick off in 2018 SBS Cup
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