Today, 30th August, the arguably best player ever from Fiji turns 33. Roy Krishna already represented his country 40 times and scored 29 times – the now 33-year-old striker is the 2nd player ever to score more for his country, being now only three goals away from the also legendary Esala Masi who is the current the all-time top goalscorer.
Krishna, a Labasa-born star, made most of his career in New Zealand. The Fijian played for teams such as Waitakere United and Auckland City, but the most notably of them was the professional outfit Wellington Phoenix, where the Fijian is the all-time top goalscorer and won the best player award of the 2018/19 season of the Hyundai A-League.
The legendary striker reached some very important milestones in his career – representing Fiji and Oceania football. Krishna was the first Fijian and Pacific Islander to play at FIFA Clubs World Cup and also to score in the tournament. The player participated in two editions of the tournament for Waitakere United and Auckland City. Krishna also scored in the 2016 Rio Olympics for Fiji and also turned himself into the first Fijian to win a national league outside of Oceania – he led ATK to win the 2019/20 Indian Super League.
Krishna is also set to make history in the upcoming season as the first Fijian and Pacific Islander ever to play in a club international competition outside of Oceania as the player will feature at AFC Cup for his team ATK-MB.
A happy birthday for Roy Krishna, a player that is enjoying the best moment of his career – proving himself overseas and turning into an icon and inspiration for the new generations of footballers in the Pacific Islands.