MetroStars veteran calls it a day

North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that David Menechella has announced his retirement from playing after 19 seasons in the top flight of South Australian state league football.

Menechella made his senior debut in 1997 with Campbelltown City and joined MetroStars in 2002, led MetroStars as captain to their first League Championship in 2014, played 366 matches (282 with MetroStars), won one National NPL title, three League Championships, three Federation Cups, 8 Minor Premierships and was a dual Club Champion Medallist. 

The Menechella name has been synonymous with South Australian state league football since the mid 1990s, with David and his brothers Michael and Daniel collectively playing over 1000 senior matches. 

“After an unfortunate onfield injury recently,  I have decided that this was the right time to retire from senior football,” said Menechella. 

Menechella was thankful for all the well wishes he received. 

“Thank you to everyone for all your support over my playing career both at Campbelltown City and MetroStars. The few days have been overwhelming with the amount of support I have receive. I would like to thank the club for giving me one last match on Saturday against Pirates,” said Menechella.

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