A CORK City legend is linking up with a Liverpool icon in Australia.
Ex-City striker Roy O’Donovan has been announced as manager Robbie Fowler’s first signing at Brisbane Roar.
The native of Ballyvolane has been domiciled Down Under in recent years, but remains a hero at Turner’s Cross, for playing his part in the club’s 2005 league title.
He was primarily a winger then, but thrived after in the main striker’s role. The 33-year-old has played for a variety of clubs since departing City in 2007, including Sunderland, Coventry, and Northampton Town.
O’Donovan opted against re-signing with the Newcastle Jets, where he played for the past two seasons, and has, instead, signed a two-year deal with Fowler’s Brisbane.
To date, the Leesider has scored 39 goals in 80 appearances in Australia, which makes him one of the A-League’s sharpest shooters.
“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to sign for Brisbane Roar,” he said. “It’s an exciting time to be joining the club and the chance to work with Premier League legend Robbie Fowler was a big factor in my decision.
“Brisbane is a big A-League club and I’m looking forward to challenging the top teams next season and help to bring back the success that Brisbane have had in the past.
“I want to thank the Newcastle Jets, and all of the fans there for their fantastic support, and wish them all the best for next season.”
“I’m very happy that we have secured Roy for the next two seasons,” said former Liverpool striker Fowler.