Jamaica int’l Orgill joins Austria’s Wolfsberger

Jamaica international Dever Orgill (pictured) holds up a Wolfsberger AC jersey after being introduced the as the Austrian club's newest acquisition on November 7, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Wolfsberger AC)

WOLFSBERG, Austria – Austrian Bundesliga side Wolfsberger AC announced Monday the acquisition of Jamaica international Dever Orgill, signing him to a two-and-a-half year contract.

The 26-year-old forward won Finnish league title last month with IFK Mariehamn, where he spent the previous four seasons.

"I am looking forward to the time with WAC,” said Orgill. “I will give everything for the club and for the fans and I want to be successful with the team. The Austrian League is a high calibre league which develops outstanding footballers that eventually go and do well in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and many more.

“I believe this is a good move for my career. I enjoyed my time in Finland and grateful for the support I got. Now, I am eager to do well in Austria.”

Orgill, who has also played with the Canada’s Vancouver Whitecaps and St. George’s in Jamaica, will officially be registered to Wolfsberger in January 2017.

“I have always been a determined and ambitious player,” he commented. “In Austria, I would like to help my club win the league and eventually play (UEFA) Champions League football. I think that is essential for a club of this size. It will take time but we will get there in time.”

Orgill scored 43 goals in 94 appearances in all competitions for IFK Mariehamn. He became the first Jamaican to win a Scandinavian league, scoring 12 goals and contributing eight assists in 28 matches this past season.

Wolfsberger (5W-4D-5L, 19 points) currently sits sixth in the Austrian top flight, 10 points behind first place Sturm Graz.