Forge FC bring midfielder Achinioti-Jönsson back to Hamilton on multi-year deal


Published January 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm

NORTH YORK, ONTARIO - JULY 30: 2021 Canadian Premier League game between Hamilton Forge FC and York FC at York Lions Stadium on July 30, 2021 in North York, Ontario. (Photo by Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)

Forge FC Hamilton announced Friday (Jan. 14) the club has re-signed Swedish midfielder Alexander Achinioti-Jönsson to a multi-year agreement.

Achinioti-Jönsson, 25, has made 80 appearances for Forge FC over three seasons (2019-21), including 63 in Canadian Premier League play, 13 in Concacaf League and four Canadian Championship matches, registering four goals and four assists overall.

The six-foot-two versatile midfielder has played a significant role in the club’s first three seasons, including the title-winning goal against HFX Wanderers FC in the 2020 CPL Finals.

“Alex has grown into and cemented himself as one the top midfielders in the CPL since joining us in our inaugural season,” said Costa Smyrniotis, Director of Football of Forge FC. “He exemplifies a high work rate and dedication to our club both on and off the pitch and we’re very happy that we will continue together over the next few years.”

Prior to joining Forge, the native of Hittarp, Sweden suited up in over 100 matches played in the top Swedish Allsvenskan and Superettan leagues with IFK Varnamo (2018), Helsingborgs IF (2012-17), and Hittarps IK (2011-12). Achinioti-Jönsson also represented Sweden at the under-19 youth international level.

Forge FC announced Thursday the club re-signed Canadian defender Dominic Samuel to a multi-year agreement.

Earlier this week, the CPL club announced the signings of young standout midfielder Alessandro Hojabrpour and MVP runner-up, Terran Campbell, to multi-year deals.

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