Turk ronAjain

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Turk ronAjain
Personal information
Full nameTurk ronAjain
Year of birth1971
Place of birthRillanon, Tokidoki
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)*
2006–07Tokidoki Rillanon Reflex
2007–08Riponia Port Rackham Rangers
2008–11Craitland Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC
2011Shireroth JHI-rrân Lwrrân Klyha
National team
2006–07Tokidoki Tokidoki
2008–11Toketi Toketi
* Appearances (Goals)
Player has received at least one call-up for any emboldened national teams

Turk ronAjain is a Tokian former-footballer who is currently goalkeeping coach at Shirerithian club JHI-LK. He represented both Tokidoki and its successor team Toketi, and is widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Micrasian football.

Career

Club

Due to the timing of his home nation of Tokidoki's creation of a professional league, ronAjain didn't sign with a club until he was already in his mid-30s, when he joined Rillanon Reflex in 2006. After an impressive début season, he transferred to Riponian Premiership side Port Rackham Rangers in a deal which saw youngster José Iker Cañizares move in the opposite direction in early 2007.

ronAjain took the 25 shirt at Port Rackham, was immediately made the club's first-choice goalkeeper and played a major part in their successful 2007 season, winning the Premiership, Champions' League and Super Cup in dominant fashion; the latter of which saw ronAjain give a man of the match performance. After ronAjain's second season at Port Rackham, Riponia was declared dead and its league disbanded, leaving the stopper without a club.

After receiving a number of offers, ronAjain signed for Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC in the summer of 2008, at the age of 37, and took his favoured 25 jersey again. Acting as a reliable backup to Jack Vorgensen, ronAjain played for the Aztecs for three seasons, winning the title in 2009. In the summer of 2011, aged 40, ronAjain signed for PSL team JHI-rrân Lwrrân Klyha for Cr 1.3 million before retiring the following day to become the club's goalkeeping coach, having actualised a life-goal of playing for the same team as his son, Loran.

International

A strong domestic showing put ronAjain on course to be Tokidoki's number one ahead of the first ever FMF World Cup, where he kept a clean sheet against eventual runners-up Gaia despite failing to progress past the group stage.

ronAjain was an ever-present in the following year's finals, where Tokidoki were co-hosts, as the team topped their group, won their quarter-final and semi-final, but lost the final to Craitland. Although ronAjain conceded nine goals during the run, another clean sheet against Gaia in a 4–0 win in the final four was a personal highlight.

From late 2007, Toketi succeeded Tokidoki, with ronAjain maintaining his place in the team. After only conceding once in 2008's qualifiers, ronAjain couldn't stop the team from finishing bottom of their finals group, though 2009 was an improvement with an equally impressive qualification campaign being followed by a quarter-final finish in the 2009 FMF World Cup.

ronAjain played a big part in securing Toketi's fifth finals appearance in 2010, keeping clean sheets in all home qualifying matches, before helping the team to a third-place finish at the finals themselves. Toketi once more qualified with ronAjain in goal the following year, but could only finish third in their group to be eliminated, with ronAjain announcing his retirement from the sport soon afterwards.

Honours

Port Rackham Rangers


Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC

Personal life

ronAjain has two sons who have also become professional goalkeepers. Elder son Loran, whom he coaches at JHI-LK, replaced him as Toketi's first-choice, while the younger Jack plays for South Amsterdam Phoenix in North Antarctica.