Defender makes switch to the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers have announced that they have completed the signing of Max Ehmer on a two-year contract.
The former Queens Park Rangers and Yeovil Town defender, who spent five-and-a-half years at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, was announced as a Rovers player on Tuesday morning.
The German defender first arrived in Kent on loan from QPR in November 2014 and made his debut in a 2-2 draw against Port Vale at Priestfield, a game in which fellow centre-back John Egan scored twice.
Following a successful spell, which resulted in him extending his deal until the end of that season, Max put pen to paper on a permanent three year contract in the summer of 2015.
His stay was extended by another two years in March of 2018 and was named Club Captain for the 2019/20 campaign following the appointment of Steve Evans as first-team Manager.
In total, Max made 250 appearances for Gillingham and scored 15 goals, one of those a memorable winner in a 3-2 victory over Shrewsbury in 2016.
He sits 27th on the all-time appearance list, three shy of legendary midfielder Neil Smith.
On departing MEMS Priestfield Stadium Max took to social media to express his gratitude to the staff and supporters. He said: “I want to say a big thanks to everyone at Gillingham FC for my last six years there. The Chairman, Gaffers, staff, teammates and fans have all been great to me and I can’t thank you enough. I loved my time there but it’s time for a new challenge.”
I want to say a big thanks to everyone at @TheGillsFC for my last 6 years there. The chairman, gaffers, staff, teammates and the fans, you have all been great to me and I can’t thank you guys enough. I loved my time there but it’s time for a new challenge with @Official_BRFC— Max Ehmer (@MaxEhmer) July 21, 2020
Gillingham Football Club would like to place on record its thanks to Max for his tireless efforts throughout his stay at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, and we wish him well for the future.