The 27-year-old represented Brisbane Roar in the A-League last season and joins as the second new foreign overseas player after Jonathan Moya for the Hyderabad FC ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
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“It is a great honor to sign for this club,” said Knowles, after completing the formalities.
“Hyderabad FC have done unbelievably well in the four years as a club and I look forward to being a part of the history here, going forward,” he added.
Speaking to the HFC faithful after the move, Knowles said, “I am really looking forward to playing in front of all the Hyderabad fans and they can expect a fast direct attacking player that will do anything for his team to be successful.”
Joe Knowles Career
Having started his career with Perth Glory in his hometown, Knowles is regarded as one of the most exciting talents in the A-League, where he climbed up through the system.
Knowles is best known for his heroics in helping Oakleigh Cannons to their maiden National Premier League Championship in 2022, scoring 21 goals in two seasons with the club. He was named the join-best player of the tournament and managed to step up to the top flight with Brisbane Roar.
The 27-year-old put on a show, scoring against the then-Premier League side Leeds United, on trials with the Roar and cemented his place in the team last season.
A versatile attacker who can play across the front line, Knowles is a tough player to hold in defence. He is a strong dribbler, can score from long range and registered three assists and a goal, in 21 appearances in his debut top-flight season in Australia.