Brisbane Roar and Socceroos midfielder Matt McKay will become president of the Professional Footballers Association in November.

Matt McKay has been appointed as president of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA).

The Brisbane Roar and Socceroos midfielder said he was honoured to be entrusted with the role.

“During my time as a professional footballer I have experienced life at the very pinnacle of the game and I have also faced many difficulties that players face,” he said.

“I have also gained invaluable experience of playing overseas in vastly different environments including Asia and Europe.”

His appointment comes with negotiations soon to commence on new Collective Bargaining Agreements for the Socceroos, Matildas and A-League.

The role was made vacant by former president Simon Colosimo’s retirement from professional football.

Colosimo served as PFA president for a decade, with McKay’s appointment beginning in November.