18 Jun 2019

Krishna joins Indian club

5:32 pm on 18 June 2019
Roy Krishna of Wellington Phoenix controls the ball in front of Leigh Broxham of Melbourne Victory.


Roy Krishna has signed a one-year deal with Indian football side ATK, the former Wellington Phoenix star tweeted today.

The A-League's player of the season in 2019, announced last month he wouldn't be re-signing with the Phoenix.

The 31-year-old Fijian international tweeted that "140 years ago, my ancestors came to Fiji from Kolkata in search of better opportunities.

"Today marks the start of a similar journey as I join ATKFC in the Hero India Super League. To go back to where it all began," he said.

Krishna spent five and a half seasons at the Phoenix and netted a league-best 19 goals in the 2018-19 season, which netted him the golden boot award.

That tally also made him the club's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.