FC Goa have signed NEUFC defender Dylan Fox after meeting the transfer fee clause in the contract of the Australian centre-back.
As per TOI, according to the contract, if Fox chose to play for a club in India, he’d have to pay NEUFC a fee of $40,000. There was some friction between the player and Northeast United leading up to FCG’s offer. FC Goa met the transfer fee after agreeing personal terms with the 27-year-old defender.
The Northern Ireland-born defender started his youth career with New South Wales-based Sutherland Sharks FC and transitioned to the first team in 2013. A few months later, Fox joined another NSW club Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
In 2015, Dylan switched to A-League side Wellington Phoenix and spent four seasons at the club in the A-League before terminating his contract due to lack of playing time. He went on to join Korean second-tier club FC Anyang in 2019. During his time with the ‘Nix, he picked up Players’ Player of the Year accolade and was runner-up to Roy Krishna for the club’s Player of the Year award in the 2017-18 season.
Post his stint with FC Anyang, Fox moved to Central Coast Mariners for the 2019-20 season following which he joined Northeast United FC ahead of the 2020-21 ISL. The 6′ 1″ defender was instrumental in NEUFC’s playoff run last season and made 21 appearances out of a possible 22 in the ISL.
Dylan Fox, Stats, ISL 2020-21 League Stage
|Minutes per game||73|
|Shots per game||0.4|
|Shots on target per game||0|
|Big chances created||1|
|Accurate per game||21.5 (83%)|
|Acc. own half||17.4 (89%)|
|Acc. opposition half||4.2 (64%)|
|Acc. long balls||2.2 (49%)|
|Acc. chipped passes||0.8 (62%)|
|Acc. crosses||0.1 (100%)|
|Interceptions per game||0.5|
|Tackles per game||0.4|
|Dribbled past per game||0.1|
|Clearances per game||4.8|
|Error led to shot||0|
|Error led to goal||0|
|Penalty goals conceded||0|
|Succ. dribbles||0.0 (0%)|
|Total duels won||3.8 (61%)|
|Ground duels won||0.8 (45%)|
|Aerial duels won||3.1 (67%)|