FC Edmonton is delighted to announce the signing of local product Amer Didic for the 2020 Canadian Premier League (CPL) Season.
Didic’s return to FC Edmonton is a big boost to Head Coach Jeff Paulus’ back-line. The 6’4 centre-back established himself as a central figure in Paulus’ line up. He featured 19 times and registered three assists throughout the 2019 CPL season.
“Any manager in this league would be excited to have Amer in their lineup and when added to the players already here I believe this puts our back line right there amongst the league’s best,” Paulus said. “Amer brings an extremely rare quality to his position, combining strong defending, a dominant aerial presence, and incredibly good feet to go with his 6 ‘4″ frame. I consider myself fortunate to be able to work with him again.”
After impressing throughout the season, the FC Edmonton Academy graduate earned himself a call up to the Canadian Men’s National Team in October where he was part of Canada’s historic 2-0 victory against USA at BMO Field.
Didic continued to impress while with the national team and earned himself call-ups to the side in both November and January. In January, Didic became the first CPL player to feature for the national side when he started against Barbados in a 4-1 victory. He also scored in the second half which made him the first CPL player to score for the national side.
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Get your tickets to see Amer Didic and the rest of the FC Edmonton squad in action against Cavalry FC on April 18 at Clarke Stadium!
The following 21 players are currently under contract for the 2020 season:
Goalkeepers (2): Connor James, Dylon Powley.
Defenders (7): Kareem Moses, Son, Mélé Temguia, Jeannot Esua, Ramon Soria, Duran Lee, Amer Didic.
Midfielders (10): Allan Zebie, Marcus Velado-Tsegaye, David Doe, Prince Amanda, Edem Mortotsi, Hanson Boakai, Erik Zetterberg, Chance Carter, Antony Caceres, Raúl Tito.
Forwards (2): Easton Ongaro, Tomi Ameobi.
About FC Edmonton
Founded by Tom and Dave Fath in 2010, FC Edmonton is a founding member of the Canadian Premier League, a Tier 1 Canadian professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Previously, the club was a founding member of the most recent iteration of the North American Soccer League, making the playoffs twice. FC Edmonton plays out of Clarke Stadium and continues to be an outlet for professional Canadian players to compete at home.
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