Youngster Davies joins Roar


Brisbane Roar has today confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Julius Davies.

Brisbane Roar has today confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Julius Davies.

The attacking midfielder joins the club from Melbourne Victory and has put pen to paper on a 2.5 year contract that will see him in the Queensland capital until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season.

“He-s an exciting young prospect, quick, creative and I-m sure the Brisbane Roar fans will enjoy seeing him play,” Head Coach Mike Mulvey said.

“He can play in any of the wide positions but we-ll see at training where he fits best within our system.”

Davies has already had experience overseas, venturing to Germany as a 15-year-old where he played for the junior teams at Bayern Munich and 1899 Hoffenheim.

“I-ve been aware of him with his recent past with Melbourne Victory and before that, with Bayern Munich,” Mulvey said.

“He-s someone I-m sure the other players will enjoy having around and one I think that can terrorise the opposition on the pitch.”

Davies had been with the Victory since returning home from Europe in January 2012 and scored the only consolation goal when the Roar triumphed 6-1 in last month-s National Youth League fixture against the Melbourne side.

Following yesterday-s signing of Qantas Socceroo Jade North, Brisbane Roar now have 21 contracted players in their Hyundai A-League squad.


Date of birth: 30 September 1994

Place of birth: Monrovia, Liberia

Nationality: Australian

Junior club: Swan United Football Club (Western Australia)

Former clubs: Bayern Munich U17 (20 appearances, 9 goals), 1899 Hoffenheim U19 (5,0), Melbourne Victory (2,0)