Chonburi FC have announced the signing of Montenegrin striker Dragan Bošković. The 34 year old had been a free agent after being released from Port FC a few months earlier.
Dragan Bošković has a reputation as one of the best players in the league whilst also being included in the list of top foreign players in Thailand, has spent the last seven years playing in the Thai League. Bošković’s Thai love affair began in 2013 when he joined Suphanburi FC from Montenegrin club FK Budućnost Podgorica. Bošković spent two seasons at Suphanburi FC, playing mostly on the left wing where he managed 12 goals in 38 appearances. His performances was enough to earn a move to title chasing Bangkok United.
It was this move which really propelled Dragan Bošković to superstardom within Thai football. In his three seasons Bošković began spending more time playing as the main forward where he formed a notorious strike partnership with Mario Gjurovski, which was feared throughout the league. Bošković spent three seasons at Bangkok United and gained an impressive goal scoring record with 71 goals in 95 games.
This earned a big money move to rivals Port FC, where Bošković spent a season and a half before being left out of the squad for the second half of last season in favour of Josimar and Rolando Blackburn. Bošković saw out his contract before being released and became a free agent.
Bošković had been training with Chonburi FC for a few weeks now, however it looked like the move would never come about with rumours that the club was close to signing Brazilian Bruno Gallo, meaning that there would be no room in the squad. This would have meant the club have filled their foreign player quota as they already had Brazilian duo Caion and Júnior Lopes on the books. However it appears the Bruno Gallo deal fell through leaving room for Bošković to sign with the club.