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Dimitrios Petratos: ATK Mohun Bagan sign World Cup playing Australian player

ATK Mohun Bagan has added Australian striker Dimitrios Petratos to its roster in an effort to bolster their front line and replace the vacuum created by Roy Krishna and David Williams’ departure.

Prior to the start of the new season, Petratos, who represented Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will join the Mariners. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his time spent playing in nations such as Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Malaysia.

The finest period of Petratos’ career was spent with the A-League teams Brisbane Roars and Newcastle Jets, when he amassed a total of 37 goals. Petratos joins Florentin Pogba and Brendan Hamill as the Mariners’ third overseas acquisitions this summer.

Greek by birth, Dimitrios Petratos originates from a footballing family. For Sydney Olympic FC, his father, Angelo, was a defender. Kosta, his younger brother, was a teammate of his with the Jets.

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In 2021, his younger sister Panagiota participated in the Newcastle W-League season. Maki, his younger brother, is a player with the Newcastle Jets FC Reserves at the moment. Additionally, Sydney Olympic FC’s under-11 team now has his little sister, Anastasia, participating.

Dimitrios Petratos represented Australia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

image 402 Dimitrios Petratos: ATK Mohun Bagan sign World Cup playing Australian player
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The finest period of the 29-year-old’s career occurred while he was playing for Brisbane Roars and Newcastle Jets, two A-League teams. His total number of goals throughout that period got up to 37.

Petratos said, “I am very excited to join this club, very excited to play in front of new fans and I am going to do my best to help the team achieve success, hopefully in all the competitions we play.”

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