Melbourne Heart release Michael Mifsud

michael-mifsud-melbourneMelbourne Heart announced that Michael Mifsud has been released.

Mifsud had joined the club in September, signing a one-year deal but he only scored once in fourteen matches. The club said that Mifsud has now returned to Malta.

In the meantime, leading A-League goalscorer David Williams has re-signed with Melbourne Heart for another two years.

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This was the first player re-signing announced by the club since Manchester City took over in January and follows on the heels of Wednesday’s appointment of John van ‘t Schip as coach for the three seasons.

Michael Mifsud started his career with Sliema Wanderers, before moving to play abroad for Kaiserslautern in Germany, Lillestrom in Norway, Coventry and Barnsley in England.

He had a short spell with Valletta between March and May 2010, leaving his mark with seven goals in seven league matches, helping them win the U*BET FA Trophy and the National League 100 Anniversary Cup. In February 2011, he joined Qormi but his signing was not enough to spare the Yellow Blacks from playing in the Relegation Pool. The following summer, he re-joined Valletta, signing a four-year deal. However after winning one Championship and two Super Cups, his contract was terminated by mutual consent.