18 Jun 2019

Krishna joins Indian club

5:51 pm on 18 June 2019

Roy Krishna has signed a one-year deal with Indian football side ATK.

Roy Krishna.

Former Phoenix striker Roy Krishna. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

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

The 31-year-old Fijian international tweeted to confirm his new club on Tuesday.

"140 years ago, my ancestors came to Fiji from Kolkata in search of better opportunities.," he said.

"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."

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

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