The now 34-year-old Lithuanian forward had joined Chennaiyin FC on a free transfer for the 2019-20 ISL season and won the golden boot in his first season with the club. His tally of 15 goals and six assists from 20 matches helped Chennaiyin FC reach the final of the ISL after a poor start to the season.
The following season, he followed Owen Coyle to Jamshedpur FC and in a season and a half with The Red Miners notched up 10 goals from 24 appearances.
Prior to his arrival in India, Nerka featured prominently for Lithuanian clubs FK Šilutė, Sūduva, FK Riteriai/Trakai and Israeli club Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC. He has an impressive record in the A Lyga, the Lithuanian top tier, with 58 goals and 19 assists coming in 128 appearances. He also won the A Lyga Player of the Year in 2013.
Nerijus has also represented the Lithuanian National Team and has played club football in Belarus, Latvia, Romania, Poland, Israel and Thailand before joining Chennaiyin in the 2019-20 season. His last international appearance was against Serbia in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.