Chennaiyin FC has roped in former FSV Mainz striker Petar Slišković ahead of the upcoming season. A product of FSV Frankurt’s youth academy, Sliskovic made his professional debut at the age of 19 in the Bundesliga with FSV Mainz and played for the club for five seasons, until 2015.
This marquee announcement comes right after the Chennaiyin FC camp was bolstered by Ghanaian forward Kwame Karikari’s services.
Welcoming Slišković to the club, Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said, “Petar Slišković is a great addition to our squad. Having played in many different clubs in Germany with some top coaches and players, Slišković also has the experience that some of our youngsters can feed off.” Sliškovićplays mainly as a centre-forward and has 136 goals and 16 assists to his credit from 359 games. For most of his career, he has played highly competitive football in Germany.
He was also part of FSV Mainz side that emerged the U-19 Bundesliga champions in 2008-09. Besides FSV Mainz, the 6’4″ striker has also played for several other German clubs including Hallescher FC, Viktoria 1889 Berlin and MSV Duisburg.
“I am pleased about my move to Chennaiyin FC. It’s a great club to go to, I hear. And I’ll give everything to make sure we succeed,” Slišković said ahead of their maiden stint in India. FC Aarau is the only non-German club Slišković has played for so far in his 12-year-long career. The 31-year-old spent two seasons at the Swiss club, starting from 2014-15 and featured in 31 matches across competitions, registering five goals and two assists. Slišković had also represented the Croatia U-21 team in the past.