Friend to FFA Cup foe: Nabbout to face Newcastle on second Victory debut

Andrew Nabbout's first match back in Melbourne Victory colours will be against his former employers Newcastle Jets.

Nabbout is set to face Newcastle at AAMI Park on Wednesday, August 7's in the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 clash, a match that doubles as Marco Kurz's first competitive match at the helm of Victory.

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The all-Hyundai A-League clash and 2018 Grand Final rematch will mark an incredible three years of development for the Aussie forward.

After a stint in Malaysia, Nabbout returned to the Hyundai A-League in 2016 and enjoyed two highly successful seasons for the Jets, scoring 18 goals in 46 appearances.

His excellent stint in the Hunter Valley saw him rewarded with a move to J-League heavyweights Urawa Red Diamonds, and a Caltex Socceroos call-up for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, where Nabbout led the line in Group C matches against France and Denmark.


Now back at his hometown club of Melbourne - where he spent his youth career and made his professional debut in October 2012 - Nabbout's signing is exciting Victory fans, who will be eager to see him link up with Australian international teammate Robbie Kruse and Swedish target man Ola Toivonen.

The forward's first challenge will be eliminating the club that helped him establish his name as one of Australia's most exciting attacking players.

Nabbout was a huge success at Newcastle Jets