ATK on Tuesday made an enormous remark of intent for the approaching season of the Indian Tremendous League via signing Fiji nationwide group captain and A-League 2018-19 Golden Boot winner Roy Krishna from Wellington Phoenix on a one-year deal.
For Krishna, the transfer is an emotional one bearing in mind his deep ancestral roots to town of Kolkata. “100 and 40 years in the past, my ancestors got here to Fiji from Kolkata, India, looking for higher alternatives. As of late marks the beginning of a identical adventure as I sign up for ATK within the Hero India Tremendous League to return to the place all of it started,” he published on Twitter after finishing the formalities.
The 31-year-old striker started his skilled occupation again house in Fiji with Labasa FC and joined New Zealand Soccer Championship facet Waitakere United in 2008. He spent six fruitful seasons with Waitakere, scoring 72 instances in 103 suits and profitable the New Zealand home league 5 instances. Krishna additionally received the NZFC Golden Boot award within the 2012-13 season. He then moved to Waitakere’s native competitors Auckland Town and in addition scored within the Fifa Global Cup 2013 for the group.
In 2014, Krishna signed for A-League facet Wellington Phoenix and used to be extra special for them, scoring 51 instances and offering 26 assists in his 122 appearances for the facet. The 2018-19 season used to be specifically memorable for the Fijian striker, as he received the A-League Golden Boot award with 18 objectives within the league for the season. Krishna additionally gained the celebrated Johnny Warren Medal (A-League’s model of the Perfect Participant of the Yr award) for his exploits closing season.
At the world entrance, Krishna made his debut for the Fiji nationwide group again in 2007 and boasts an impeccable scoring report for his nation, having netted 23 instances in 35 appearances. He additionally represented Fiji within the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil or even scored in a Workforce C fit towards Mexico.
The Fijian’s goal-scoring prowess shall be an enormous spice up for ATK, who struggled to position probabilities away closing season.