Sydney Olympic sign Roy O'Donovan for the FFA Cup

Sydney Olympic have signalled their intent for the 2021 FFA Cup by signing prominent A-League Men striker Roy O'Donovan ahead of the Round of 32. 

O'Donovan, 36, most previously played for Newcastle Jets in the A-League Men competition, and has also had stints with Brisbane Roar FC and Central Coast Mariners. 

He was knocking on the door of top-10 goalscorers in A-League Men history with his 56 goals in 128 appearances (11th highest of all time).

Sydney Olympic face a massive test in the Round of 32, drawn against 2017 FFA Cup Winners Sydney FC.

"Roy is a great addition to our squad, he brings experience and he is a proven goal scorer at the highest of levels," said Sydney Olympic Head Coach Ante Juric.

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"Roy is another important piece to our team as we look to succeed as a team and club this season and beyond. We are looking forward to him joining the team in training."

O’Donovan is looking forward to joining former National Soccer League powerhouse Sydney Olympic for not just the FFA Cup, but also the 2022 NPL NSW Season.

“I am as willing as ever to play and support this great club in both the upcoming FFA Cup match against Sydney FC and the 2022 NPL season," O'Donovan said.

"There are few Clubs like Sydney Olympic in Australia, a great tradition and history, supported by passionate fans that want success for this club, I will be trying my best to contribute to the team and help bring success to this club to make the fans proud.

"I like the look of our squad, many young aspiring players combined with some experienced players, I can’t wait to join them on the park." 

FFA Cup 2021 Round of 32 | Sydney Olympic v Sydney FC
Wednesday, 24 November
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground
Time: 7:30pm AEDT
Tickets: TBC
Broadcast: LIVE & FREE on 10 Play