As European competition comes to a conclusion, there was success for some Australians, and others who faced relegation.

In the Bundesliga, Canberra local and former Sydney FC youth product George Timotheou made his starting debut for Schalke in their 0-0 draw with Stuttgart.

In the Eredivisie, Trent Sainsbury made an appearance for PSV – it was only two minutes off the bench, however.

Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic claimed the title in Belgium with Genk. He also formidably kept the most clean sheets (14) in the league.

More silverware for the Aussies in Denmark, as Awer Mabil came on as a late substitute in extra time for FC Midtjylland and scored in a penalty shootout as his team won the Danish Cup.

Mile Jedinak also did what he does best and came off the bench to score a penalty for Aston Villa who progressed to the Championship promotion play-off against Derby County.

Andrew Nabbout scored his first goal for Urawa Red Diamonds in their 3-2 loss, but came off in the first half due to injury.

All of the Australians started in Saudi Arabia, however Rhys Williams, Jack Duncan and Osama Malik got relegated with Al-Qadsiah and Al-Batin respectively.

Scottish Premiership team Hibernian confirmed that Mark Milligan has exited the club after just one season.

Louise Taffa