Scott Jamieson has just arrived at the City Football Academy, but how much do you know about our new defender? Here's everything you need to know.
His full name is Scott Alexander Jamieson. The son of Scottish parents, he was born in Blacktown on October 13 1988.
What to expect
An aggressive left-back with close to 200 A-League matches under his belt, Jamieson is a determined character who will add considerable steel to City’s defensive stocks.
Blessed with blistering pace and a killer left-foot, Jamieson is strong in the tackle, energetic on the overlap, and will provide another dimension to City’s attacking play down the left-hand side.
Jamieson is the first signing under the tenure of new Head Coach Warren Joyce, and looms as the ideal candidate to step into the vacant left-back position created by the departures of Josh Rose and Nicolas Colazo.
From the A-League to the Allsvenskan … and back
Jamieson joins City after a season with Swedish side IFK Goteborg, where he made 13 appearances in Sweden’s top flight for the for the 18-time Allsvenskan champions.
Prior to his European adventure, Jamieson forged a reputation as one of the best full-backs in the A-League. After bursting onto the scene with Adelaide United – winning the A-League Young Player of the Year award – he has also enjoyed previous spells at Sydney FC, Perth Glory and the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Jamieson’s consistency saw him named in the PFA Team of the Year for two successive seasons in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
In his own words
"Coming back from Europe to a Club that is making a mark on Australian football is a new and exciting start for me. To be able to challenge myself in this world-class environment at the City Football Academy alongside a talented playing and coaching group, makes me motivated to perform for the Club and its fans.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Scott!
An early English adventure
Jamieson is no stranger to playing football overseas. Signed by Bolton Wanderers as a 16-year-old, he was part of Sam Allardyce's first-team squads at the Reebok Stadium, but couldn’t quite break through at Premier League level.
When “Big Sam” eventually left to take the reins at Newcastle United in 2008, things didn’t quite work out for Jamieson under new boss Gary Megson, and he returned home from a three-year stint in England to sign with Adelaide United.
Jamieson will wear the number 3 for Melbourne City. Click below and enter to win a Melbourne City 2016/17 jersey signed by Scott himself!
You can follow Scott on Twitter at @scottjamieson. He has one of those cool blue ticks next to his name and, in his own words, is becoming a bit of a coffee snob!
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