The 31-year-old played in the German top-tier, DFB Pokal and Europa League with Mainz.
Chennaiyin FC have roped in former FSV Mainz striker Petar Sliskovic 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 Sliskovic to the club, Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said: “Petar Sliskovic is a great addition to our squad. Having played in many different clubs in Germany with some top coaches and players, Sliskovic also has the experience that some of our youngsters can feed off.”
Sliskovic plays mostly 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 very happy 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,” Sliskovic said ahead of his maiden stint in India.
FC Aarau is the only non-German club Sliskovic 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 for them across competitions, registering five goals and two assists. He has also represented the Croatia U-21 team.
Chennaiyin FC’s preparations for ISL 2022-23
The Marina Machans have been in full swing in the transfer market and have bolstered their squad with plenty of exciting signings. Sliskovic is their fourth foreign signing following the arrivals of Fallou Diagne, Vafa Hakhamaneshi and Kwame Karikari.
Domestically, Chennaiyin FC have roped in Vincy Barretto from Kerala Blasters, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Jiteshwor Singh, Sourav Das, Mohammed Rafique, Gurmukh Singh and Monotosh Chakladar among others.