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Australian international midfielder Aivi Luik, 34, has re-joined her home club Melbourne City FC after leaving the prestigious Norwegian Toppserien and her last club Avaldsnes.

Her previous club finished the season in 5th place in the Toppserien thanks in no small part to Aivi’s contribution as the team only lost one match in which Aivi had participated since joining Avaldsnes in the summer. 

Before Avaldsnes, Aivi played for Levante in Liga Iberdola in Spain and spent short stints in Damallsveskan in Sweden with IF Kalmar and in Australia with Melbourne City back in 2018 when the team had broken Australian record by winning their third consecutive W-League title.

The experienced international midfielder was a part of the Westfield Matildas squad at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Aivi has had a remarkable professional football career that has taken her to as many as 8 (!) countries around the world outside of her native Australia. She has represented top tier clubs from the USA, Ukraine, Denmark, Iceland, England, Norway, Sweden, and Spain. 

About her homecoming, Aivi said, “I’m really happy to be returning to play with Melbourne City for the upcoming 2019/20 W-league season.” 

Aivi participated in the team’s training as the team’s focus turned to Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday 24 November.