Photo: Theo Markelis with his player manager Jon-Paul Michail of FIA Sports Management.
Former Melbourne Victory and Young Socceroos attacker Theo Markelis has returned to his former football home Spain, signing with Racing Santander.
He joins the Spanish club after a brief stint at the Victory, where unfortunately Markelis was not given many opportunities to show his value.
The young footballer originally left for Spain from the age of 15 to join the world-renowned Academy at CF Valencia, where his talent was nurtured alongside teammates and friends David Villa of Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona’s Jordi Alba.
Before leaving for Spain, Theo Markelis photographed exclusively for the Neos Kosmos and when asked to comment on his two years at the Victory, he was succinct in saying:
“I think I can offer much more … It was a great experience to be back in my hometown of Melbourne. To everyone at Victory who believed in me and my former teammates, I wish you the best!”
Markelis’ player manager Jon-Paul Michail of FIA Sports Management added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for Theo, I’m very confident that he will do well at Racing and reaffirm his quality”.
Markelis has joined up with Racing Santander for the start of the Segunda B season.
© 2013 Neos Kosmos | This article first appeared in The Neos Kosmos in October 2013.