Jamshedpur add Aussie Firepower with Nicholas John Fitzgerald

Jamshedpur FC made a stellar move to sign proven Australian player Nicholas John Fitzgerald,  fondly known as Nick, for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21. With this signing Jamshedpur FC fulfilled the league’s criteria for an AFC Asian player among its foreigners. The 28-year-old winger is the club’s seventh foreign signing for the season.

Nick comes with a trophy-laden career having won the A-League twice, first in 2011-12 with  Brisbane Roar and again in 2012-13 with Central Coast Mariners. He has also won the FFA Cup  with Melbourne City in 2016.

Upon signing the dotted line, Nick was pumped to play for the club as he said, “I am really glad  to start this new adventure with Jamshedpur FC. I promise to give my best to the club and play  my heart out for the fans. I am looking forward to playing under the tutelage of a coach like Owen  Coyle’s caliber, something every player dreams of. We will give our best shot to get the team to  win the ISL trophy.”

The Aussie has tallied a total of 218 appearances and 23 goals in 10 years across all  competitions in Australia. He began his career as an U21 player for Central Coast Mariners in  2010 where he also made his senior team debut. 

Later on, he broke into the senior team of A-League club Brisbane Roar in 2011 and went on  to represent A-League clubs like Central Coast Mariners again, Melbourne City, Western  Sydney and Newcastle United Jets. The winger has also played in the coveted AFC Champions  League during his time in Australia.

Head Coach, Owen Coyle, was ecstatic to add the Aussie winger to the Jamshedpur FC roster  as he said, "Fitzgerald adds a new dimension to our attack with his versatility. He is a quality  player and has a proven track record in Australia's A-League. He can make quality runs down the  flank and be a great provider to the strike force. We are confident about his attacking prowess  and abilities and I am really looking forward to work with him."

Nick will don jersey number 22 in the ISL 2020-21 and is expected to join the squad in Goa  imminently.

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