Jamieson to say goodbye with a Championship? City veteran retiring after Grand Final

The Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final will be Scott Jamieson’s last professional match after the Melbourne City veteran announced his retirement.

Three-time reigning premiers City face Central Coast Mariners in Sydney on June 3 and it will also serve as a farewell to Jamieson – the most decorated player in the club’s history.

The 34-year-old, who joined City in 2017 and has amassed 375 A-League Men appearances over the course of his career – sixth on the all-time list, will immediately move into the club’s coaching set up for the 2023-24 season.

City have won four trophies under the leadership of Jamieson – including a Championship, and victory against the Mariners would make him the most successful captain in the team’s history.

He has also won two Club Championships during his time in Melbourne.

“He’s been a fantastic servant, leader, and gentleman. It has been an honour to coach him and to be part of his last season as a player,” said City head coach Rado Vidosic.

“I’m really looking forward to him joining our A-League Men’s coaching set up and helping him as he starts his new journey.

“He’s going to continue be a very important part of the team and we will continue to learn from him through the leadership qualities that he will bring to the group.”

Born in Sydney, the left-back also made his A-Leagues debut for Adelaide United in 2007, having spent time abroad with Bolton Wanderers.

Jamieson also played for Sydney FC, Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers before landing in Melbourne six years ago.

This season, Jamieson has made 23 appearances – 10 of those starts, for Rado Vidosic’s side.

Jamie Maclaren – the Isuzu UTE A-League Golden Boot winner and the competition’s all-time leading goalscorer – added: “Jamo is more than a player to our squad.

“In many ways we feel he is irreplaceable. He is a great leader and since he took on the captaincy our standards have lifted, and we are all better for it.

“He has had a fantastic career, he is the club’s most successful captain, and he has the trophies to show for it. As a teammate, you know that he always has your back, both on and off the pitch.  

“Although I would love to see him continue to play, I know this next chapter will be special for him and his family. I have no doubt he will go onto be a successful coach.”