James Jeggo was our first signing of the 2023 January transfer window, joining the Club from K.A.S Eupen.
Born in Vienna, Austria, Jeggo relocated to Australia in his early years and played his youth football with Green Gully and the Victorian Institute of Sport.
A natural-born warrior – Jeggo recovered from Leukemia in his teenage years battling back to live his dream of playing professional football.
He signed his first professional contract with Melbourne Victory in 2011 and went on to make 34 appearances for the Club before joining fellow A-League side Adelaide United in 2014.
It was at Adelaide where Jeggo got his first taste of silverware. He was named the A-League Young Footballer of the Year for the 2014/15 season, before playing his part in Adelaide’s title-winning campaign the following year.
At the age of 23, Jeggo swapped Australia for Austria, joining Austrian side Sturm Graz where he played 73 times and added the Austrian Cup to his trophy cabinet in 2018.
He then made the switch to Austria Vienna in the summer of 2018, where he spent two seasons with the Austrian Bundesliga side – adding another 55 appearances to his name and featuring in both the Europa League and UEFA Conference League Qualifiers.
More recently, Jeggo spent time in the Greek top-flight joining Aris Thessaloniki and featured 55 times for the Greek outfit across two seasons. In January 2022, Jeggo joined Belgian side KAS Eupen on Deadline Day and went on to make 23 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League.
On the international front, the versatile central midfielder has won 15 caps for Australia, making his debut in November 2018 coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 win over Lebanon.
Jeggo was a member of the squad that qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, featuring 10 times in the World Cup Qualification Group Stages, where he played alongside current Hibee – Martin Boyle – several times.