Butterfield, a 30-year-old Yorkshireman who has played for Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Derby County and most recently Luton Town, is the second English signing Brebner has completed, having picked up Callum McManaman, who played with Butterfield at Luton, earlier in the pre-season.
“Grant Brebner outlined his vision for the team and the role he wants me to play. I’m looking forward to moving to Melbourne,” Butterfield said.
Brebner believes Butterfield brings a strong set of skills to the Victory squad.
“He’s a good age and brings a wealth of experience having played in the Championship for a number of big clubs,” he said.
“He is known for working extremely hard box-to-box, he has a presence on the ball and is also a proven goal scorer.”