Strikers sign German Bundesliga veteran Oka Nikolov for the Spring campaign


The Strikers today announced the signing of goalkeeper Oka Nikolov for the 2014 Spring season. The 39 year old, 6’2” keeper played for Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga for 19 years. The terms of his agreement were not disclosed.

“I am very happy to sign with the club,” said Nikolov. “The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have a great history, having seen some great German players such as Gerd Müller play with the club. I want to help the team with my experience and look forward to joining them for their Spring campaign.”

Nikolov spent 19 years with Eintracht Frankfurt, signing with them in 1994. He tallied a total of 414 appearances, including 229 in the Bundesliga.  Nikolov, who was born in Erbach, Germany, but has dual citizenship, also appeared for Macedonia’s national team five teams during his stellar career.

“When you have an opportunity to sign a goalkeeper of Nikolov’s stature, you jump on it,” said Strikers Managing Director Tim Robbie. “We’re very excited to have him join our club. He will be a tremendous asset not only to the Strikers, but to the entire NASL as well.”

After retiring from the Bundesliga, Nikolov spent last season with the Philadelphia Union of the MLS.

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