FC Edmonton fans, rejoice: defender Amer Didic will be returning to the club for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season.
Didic’s return to FC Edmonton is a big boost to coach Jeff Paulus’ back-line. The six-foot-four centre-back established himself as a central figure in Paulus’ line up in 2019, featuring 19 times and registering three assists throughout the 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 six-foot-four 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 the squad for Canada’s historic 2-0 victory against USA at BMO Field.
Didic impressed while with the national team and earned himself call-ups to the national 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.