ISL-Top 5 Asian signings ahead of the 2020-21 season


Joel Chianese


Coming to the subcontinent from down under, Joel made his senior team debut in the most prestigious Asian tournament, the AFC Champions League for Sydney FC. Having spent majority of his career in Australia, Joel also expedited in the Malaysian League for a couple of seasons netting a mammoth of 17 goals in 29 apps.

In 2016, the striker made his return to the A league after joining Perth Glory FC where he had a long stint of 4 seasons that included one championship triumph. After missing out narrowly on the last season’s final, Joel Chianese joined Hyderabad FC carrying a decent track record from the Australian top tier.

James Donachie

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The Goan “Don”, James Donachie is yet another Australian to feature in our list.The centre back hailing from Queensland will be joining FC Goa on a loan as their only AFC affiliated foreigner ahead of their much awaited Asian Champions League debut. Donachie is no stranger to the Asian conditions as he has plyed his trade in the Korean league as well. With over 100 appearances in the A-league, his experience will come quite handy for FC Goa as they’ll buckle up for their shield defence.

The 27 year old has been also named as the National Youth League Player of the Year twice. He has also won the Australian Championship in 2017-18. After a total revamp at FC Goa, the side will be looking forward to take off later in this month with Donachie and Ivan pairing up to spearhead the defence.


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