Roy Krishna lands one-season contract with Indian Super League club Odisha

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Former Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has signed a one-year deal with Indian Super League club Odisha FC.

How Odisha announced Krishna’s signing on social media.

The Fiji national captain joins Odisha after departing ISL rivals Bengaluru FC.

For Krishna (35), the next ISL season will be his fifth, having already played for ATK, Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru.

He’s made more than 80 appearances in the competition, scoring 42 goals.

At Odisha, Krishna is expected to play alongside Brazilian striker Diego Maurício (32) who scored 12 goals in his 21 appearances last season.

Krishna has had a successful career that’s taken him from Fiji club Labasa in 2006 to become one of Oceania’s most prolific goalscorers. He’s among the five top goalscorers in the ISL since its inception in 2014.

After five years with Waitakere United — where he scored 65 goals in 75 appearances — he joined Auckland City and soon won a professional contract with the Phoenix.

Considered the best Fijian footballer ever, Krishna’s place in the game’s history is assured. He was named an Oceania Football Confederation ambassador last year and he’ll remain a fans’ favourite at the Phoenix for whom he scored 65 goals in 122 appearances.

He captained Fiji at last year’s FIFA Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament in Qatar.

This story was first published in July 2023.

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