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22nd-May-2019

Japan's Honda quits Melbourne Victory after one season

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AFP, Melbourne :
Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda Tuesday announced he will leave Melbourne Victory this week after one season as he pursues new challenges.
The former AC Milan striker, one of the highest profile names in Asian football, was an instant hit with fans, with his early season form drawing rave reviews.
However, a hamstring injury kept him sidelined for nine matches mid-season.
"I am proud to have been a Melbourne Victory player and grateful for having the opportunity to play in Australia," Honda said in a statement.
"I leave now for my next challenge but will never forgot my time at Victory. I wish the club good luck in the future as they pursue success."
He played 23 games across all competitions, scoring eight times, with his last appearance on Wednesday in their AFC Champions League clash with Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima.