Steven Taylor left Wellington Phoenix from the A-League and joined Odisha FC within the ISL on a four-year deal.
- Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 7:07 PM IST
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Odisha FC has agreed phrases with English defender Steven Taylor for a one-year cope with an possibility to increase for a second yr, forward of the seventh version of the Indian Super League (ISL).
Making his senior membership debut with high-profile English membership Newcastle United within the 2003-04 soccer season, the 34-year-old centre-back performed for greater than a decade within the Premier League, turning into a Toon darling within the course of earlier than making a transfer to American skilled membership Portland Timbers in 2016.
The London-born footballer had additionally represented England B and different English golf equipment Wycombe Wanderers FC, Ipswich Town FC and Peterborough United FC and performed age-group tournaments for England’s U-16, U-17, U-20 and U-21 groups.
Before becoming a member of the Bhubaneswar-based ISL workforce, Taylor was the captain of New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix FC which competes within the Australian A-League.
“I’m extraordinarily delighted to hitch Odisha FC and am hopeful that my expertise and management qualities can be useful for the workforce. I’m very glad to be working underneath Stuart as soon as once more and may’t wait to fulfill all of the younger Indian lads.
“I hope I might help the lads push on and in flip egg the workforce on in the direction of the playfoff spots. I’m wanting ahead to creating one thing particular at Odisha, make no mistake about it,” Taylor mentioned.