The Lion City Sailors have reached a mutual agreement with Richairo Živković to go our separate ways.

The 27-year-old forward, who joined the club in the middle of last season, was pivotal to the Sailors’ strong end to the 2023 campaign, as he finished as the club’s third-highest scorer last year with 15 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions.

Three of Richi’s goals came in the Sailors’ Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) campaign, which contributed to two memorable victories – a 2-1 win against Kitchee SC away in Hong Kong, as well as a 2-0 scalp of nine-time K League 1 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors at home.

The former Ajax Amsterdam man also struck six times during the club’s first-ever Singapore Cup triumph, including a penalty that paved the way for a 3-1 triumph over Hougang United in the final. He ultimately ended the tournament as its joint-top scorer along with teammate Shawal Anuar. 

We would like to thank Richi for his contributions to the club, and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.