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KAS Eupen signs Australian international Jason Davidson

KAS Eupen has signed Australian international Jason Davidson. The 30-year-old left-back and midfielder joins KAS Eupen from Australian first division side and vice-champion Melbourne Victory.

Jason Davidson has played during his career in Europe, Australia and Asia 140 matches in the 1st division and 41 matches in the 2nd division of England and Portugal. He has signed a two-year contract with KAS Eupen until 30 June 2024.

After starting his career with Japanese university club Seiritsu Gakuen, Jason Davidson moved to Portuguese first division club Paços Ferreira at the age of 19 and began an international career with first division clubs in the Netherlands (Heracles Almelo and FC Groningen), England (West Brom), Croatia (HNK Rijeka), Slovenia (NK Olimpija Ljubiljana), Australia (Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory) and South Korea (Ulsan Hyundai FC).

Between 2012 and 2015, Jason Davidson played 22 matches with the Australian national team, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Due to his outstanding performances in the 2021-2022 season with Vice National Champions Melbourne Victory, Jason Davidson was called up to his country’s preliminary World Cup squad in the spring of 2022 and was called up for the international match against Jordan on 1 June.

During his career, Jason Davidson won four titles as Asian Champion, Slovenian Champion and Cup Winner, and AFC Champions League Winner.

Christoph Henkel, general director of KAS Eupen: “Jason Davidson brings experience to our young team. Due to his previous career in European first division clubs, among others, and thanks to his performances most recently as a regular player with Australian runners-up Melbourne City, he will certainly strengthen our team and add stability to the young squad. We look forward to working with Jason Davidson and welcome him at KAS Eupen.”