Stevan Stanic-Floody signs for Drogheda United

Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signing of Stevan Stanic-Floody.

Sydney born Stanic-Floody has signed a professional contract with the club after a very promising underage career in Australia.

19 next month, he only arrived in Ireland two weeks ago. Stevan is the son of Ballsgrove boxing champion Antonio Floody. 

Antonio made his Irish debut in the ring in June 1984, winning a gold medal at the Pan Celtic Games. Months earlier, the Holy Family BC man won his first Irish title after a number of previous cruel defeats. He went on to be a real force in the game at top amateur level.

A left winger with an eye for goal, Stevan says it’s a dream come true to play for his dad’s hometown club.

“I’m buzzing at the moment. I’ve come here to play football and it’s great to get a chance with Drogheda,” he stated.

Living in Ballsgrove, he says he has been welcomed with open arms by the club and wants to make an impression.

“When I decided to leave Australia to follow my career, Ireland and Drogheda was my first step. I haven’t even managed to meet many of my cousins yet,” he added.

His sister, Mary, is a professional in Australia and is part of the national junior team.

“Dad encouraged us to go into football, rather than boxing, but I know he was a great boxer, but he never says much about it.”

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