FC Goa defender James Donachie, who represented the membership in final season’s Indian Tremendous League (ISL) and AFC Champions League, will don the colours of A-League membership Sydney FC for the upcoming season. The Queensland-born defender has signed a one-year contract with the membership.
Donachie started his A-League profession with Brisbane Roar in 2010, the place he made a complete of 62 appearances over six years. He had stints with Melbourne Victory alongside Korean membership Jeonnam Dragons earlier than signing a take care of the Newcastle Jets in 2020.
Nevertheless, Donachie was loaned to FC Goa within the ISL for the 2020-21 season. The Aussie centre-back made 23 appearances for the Gaurs final season and helped them attain the ISL semi-finals. FC Goa additionally completed third in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League with three attracts to their title.
“I’m delighted to be signing for Sydney FC and can’t wait to get underway for the brand new season. It’s an especially thrilling time for this competitors and to be becoming a member of a membership with a profitable tradition and custom is nice for me. I do know fairly a number of of the boys already, so I’m positive I’ll haven’t any issues settling in, and I sit up for including to this membership’s unbelievable checklist of success,” Donachie was quoted as saying to Sydney FC’s official web site after signing the contract.
What’s subsequent for FC Goa within the switch market?
FC Goa have remained comparatively quiet within the switch market in comparison with different ISL golf equipment up to now. Aaren D’Silva has left the Gaurs to signal for Hyderabad FC whereas Glan Martins has signed a three-year new contract with the membership.
Martins initially represented ATK Mohun Bagan within the ISL final season earlier than becoming a member of his new membership within the January switch window.
FC Goa often do not make an enormous splash within the switch market in terms of home signings. They’re recognized for selling native gamers from their reserve aspect and infrequently bringing Goa Premier League footballers onboard.