ISL: ATK signs Australian footballer Dario Vidosic

Dario Vidosic, who can play as an attacking midfielder and winger, has played in Australia's A-League and Germany's Bundesliga, and made his national team debut in 2009.

Dario Vidosic played two seasons at A-League side Melbourne City FC.   -  Getty Images

Indian Super League club ATK has roped in Croatian-born Australian footballer Dario Vidosic for the upcoming season.

Vidosic plays as an attacking midfielder, who also doubles up as a winger. He has played in Australia's A-League and Germany's Bundesliga, and made his national team debut in 2009.

“I am happy to have signed for ATK. This will be exciting and a new experience for me. I am hoping that I can help ATK lift the Cup again,” he said after putting pen to paper.

ATK coach Antonio Habas felt Vidosic's arrival will bolster ATK's midfield: “Dario is an experienced campaigner and a wonderful addition to the team. I am looking forward to working with him and create a strong attacking midfield that will support the strikers ably.”

Interestingly, Vidosic had visited India with Melbourne City FC in July last year to play the Toyota Yaris La Liga World pre-season friendly tournament, where played against ISL side Kerala Blasters and La Liga side Girona FC in Kochi.

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The 32-year-old began his career with Queensland Roar in the 2006-07 season. He moved to Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg for the next four seasons.

In 2017, Vidosic joined Wellington Phoenix for a couple of months, before moving to Melbourne City.

His first stint in national colours came with the the Australian Under-20 squad in 2006, playing the AFC Youth Championships in India. In 2007, he played for the Australian Under-23 team in an Olympic qualifier in Adelaide, scoring the 11th goal in Australia's 11–0 win over Chinese Taipei.

He made his senior national team debut in a World Cup qualifier against Japan in 2009.

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