The Fijian International striker, fresh off his victorious Durand Cup campaign last season, brings his immense talent and wealth of experience to the Odisha FC frontline and will play alongside Hero ISL 2022-23 Golden Boot Winner, Diego Mauricio. Krishna has signed a one-year contract with the club.
A Stellar Journey: Roy Krishna’s Rise to Prominence
Roy Krishna’s journey in football has been nothing short of remarkable. Hailing from Fiji, he developed a passion for the beautiful game at a young age, and his exceptional skills quickly caught the attention of scouts. In 2008, he made the leap to the professional ranks, signing for Waitakere United in New Zealand.
The defining moment of his career came when he joined Auckland City FC in 2013. During his time with the New Zealand club, he helped them achieve tremendous success in the OFC Champions League, scoring crucial goals and guiding the team to multiple titles.
- A-League Golden Boot 2018-19
- Johnny Warren Medal 2018-19
- Hero ISL Top Scorer 2019-20
- Hero Indian Super League: Hero of the League 2020-21
Hero ISL Triumphs
Roy Krishna’s true impact, however, was felt when he joined the Hero ISL in 2017, representing ATK (now Mohun Bagan Super Giants). His electrifying pace, clinical finishing, and strong work ethic made him an instant fan favorite. The Fijian striker played a pivotal role in ATK’s title-winning campaign in the 2019-2020 season, spearheading their attack with gusto.
Conquering the Durand Cup
Last season, Roy Krishna embarked on a new challenge with Bengaluru FC and further solidified his status as one of the most decorated players in the Hero ISL. A crowning achievement came when he lifted the prestigious Durand Cup with the Blues, showcasing his hunger for success and an unyielding desire to win trophies.
The Impact on Odisha FC
Roy Krishna’s arrival at Odisha FC injects a dose of star power and a winning mentality into the team. His presence alone can elevate the squad’s morale, inspiring his teammates to raise their game. The Fijian’s understanding of the Hero ISL’s dynamics and his goal-scoring prowess can make the difference between a good season and a great one for Odisha FC.
With Roy Krishna leading the line alongside Diego Mauricio, Odisha FC’s attack becomes significantly more potent. His ability to create opportunities out of nothing and clinical finishing will put immense pressure on opposing defenses.