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Mar 25, 2021   |  4:25AM AET

Wilmering signs first professional deal with boyhood club

Wilmering signs first professional deal with boyhood club

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the signing of Daniel Wilmering for the next two A-League seasons.

Wilmering’s signing marks his first professional contract, achieving it at the club he has grown up in since its inception in 2012, as a foundation member and ball boy in the Wanderers first-ever match in the A-League.

The agile defender worked his way up through the Wanderers Academy system before being promoted to the first team back in 2019. 

Wilmering made his club debut in the Wanderers friendly match against English heavyweights Leeds United before solidifying his place in the starting senior side.


Following a number of fantastic performances, an unfortunate Anterior Crucial Ligament (ACL) injury in December 2019 saw WIlmering sidelined for the remainder of the season. 

The Western Sydney local made his comeback in 2021 against Melbourne Victory and has gone to feature in seven matches, scoring one goal and two assists. 

Wilmering said earning a professional contract is a dream come true. 

“It was always a dream of mine, early on when the Wanderers came into the competition to play for them,” said Wilmering.

“Now that I’ve signed a professional deal, it’s a really good feeling.

“I think we are building something really good here under head coach Carl Robinson and his assistants Kenny Miller and Labinot Haliti.

“I’ve still got so much to improve upon and I’ll get bigger and stronger.”

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas congratulated Daniel. 

“This is a culmination of many things we have aspired to in creating this football club,” said Tsatsimas.

“Daniel is part of the fabric here at the Wanderers and is an example of the successful pathway we have built from the Wanderers Academy to the first team,

“Daniel’s character to come back from an ACL injury and then feature in first team football shows his resilience, determination and work-ethic – all characteristics that we desire here at the Wanderers.

“It is also fantastic to see another player born and bred in Western Sydney, represent their region and hometown club.”