Milligan returns to the Hyundai A-League after initially playing for Sydney FC (2005-08) and Newcastle Jets (2008/09), before the 26 year-old headed to Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, followed by JEF United, where he spent over two seasons in Japan’s J-League 2, during which time he was loaned-out to Melbourne Victory in the last Japanese off-season.

With his squad for the new season now complete, Melbourne Victory Ccach Ange Postecoglou welcomed his final signing of the off-season.

“Mark is an uncompromising player who provides great versatility to the playing group, as he is equally comfortable in defence as he is in central midfield,” he said.

“He left a real impression on the group during his time at the club last season and from that perspective we’re delighted to have him back in a Victory shirt.”

Milligan is looking forward to continuing life in the Victorian capital,

He added: “Last season, while the club didn’t quite have the success they had hoped for, I really enjoyed my time in Melbourne and I’m excited to be coming back.

“Ange (Postecoglou) has made a few really good signings, so I think there’s a lot to look forward to next season and hopefully, as a group, we can bring plenty of success back to Melbourne Victory.”