Perth Glory are pleased to confirm that experienced centre-back Jordan LC has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.
The 28-year-old has made over 150 appearances in the ISUZU UTE A-League over the past eight seasons, including six with hometown side Adelaide United.
During his time with the Reds, he was a regular in the side which won a League/Premiership title and two FFA Cup titles in 2015-16.
Following his move to Newcastle Jets in 2021, he made 25 starts last season and has made seven more this term.
The 1.88m defender is now looking forward to starting a new phase of his football journey with Glory.
“I always enjoy my time traveling to Perth,” she says, “It’s a fun move not only for me, but also for my family.
“After talking to [Head Coach] Reuben [Zadkovich]I was inspired by his ideas and really wanted to join Glory.
“In terms of goals, the main goal is the final and I’m looking forward to contributing to that and ending the season on a positive note.”
Chatkovic, meanwhile, hopes Elsie will be a key figure for Glory on and off the pitch.
“Jordan is a great addition to our squad,” he said.
“He is one of the strongest Australian centre-backs in the league and adds stability and experience to our defensive unit.
“His natural aggression and leadership qualities will complement us and really strengthen what we are building.
“He’s a great character to have in the locker room.
“He’s a classy person, first of all he gives a lot for his teammates.
“We look forward to rolling it out and integrating it into our processes and structures.”
Glory’s hiring manager Andy Keogh is also happy with Elsie’s presence.
“Jordan is a great addition to our squad which has been very dominant in both boxes,” he said.
“We are delighted that he has chosen to come to Perth and join our journey.”
Elsie played youth club football with the Barra Hills Knights before joining Adelaide United in 2009 and securing a senior contract in 2013.
His A-League debut came off the bench for Melbourne’s win in October of that year, and the following season he made 17 appearances as the Reds clinched the premiership and then beat West Sydney Wanderers in the Grand Final.
Further silverware was won by United in 2018 and 2019 and then retained the FFA Cup.
New signing Glory ended his relationship with Adelaide in 2021 by moving to Newcastle Jets, where he immediately became a defensive centre-back.
In a season and a half in the Hunter Valley, he made 34 appearances and took his A-League goal tally to six.
So far this season, he has played 635 minutes in the A-League, attempted 504 passes with 582 touches and an accuracy of 85.7%.
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