Former Phoenix midfielder Rene Piscopo signs for men’s A-League rivals

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Melbourne Victory have signed former Wellington Phoenix winger Reno Piscopo on a two-year deal after his departure from the Newcastle Jets.

Piscopo (26) played 59 games for the Phoenix between 2019 and 2022, scoring eight goals and winning selection to the A-Leagues All Stars for their 2022 exhibition matches against Barcelona.

Main photo: Reno Piscopo (right) playing for the Phoenix against Western Sydney Wanderers at Auckland’s Eden Park in 2022. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Victory head coach Patrick Kisnorbo said he was pleased to land the winger after the expiration of his contract with the Jets where he played 33 games, scoring twice.

“We’re incredibly pleased to have a player like Reno at Melbourne Victory,” he said.

“We believe Reno will thrive at Melbourne Victory, and we’re looking forward to what he will produce at AAMI Park this season.”

“It’s exciting to be back home in Melbourne and joining a club like Melbourne Victory,” Piscopo said.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the squad and doing everything I can to help the team win silverware this season.

“I know what the club means to its fans and how important it is in our state and I’m looking forward to delivering for them this season.”

This story was first published on July 6, 2024.

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