INDIAN FOOTBALL TRANSFER NEWS 2020 (AUGUST)



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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED BRAZILIAN MIDFIELDER


31.08.20: Jamshedpur FC announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Alexandre Monteiro de Lima for an one year deal until 2020-21 season. This will be Jamshedpur FC's 4th foreign player along with Aitor Monroy, David Grande and Nerka Valskis.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED BRAZILIAN MIDFIELDER Beginning his career in the youth system of Grêmio Mauaense in Brazil, he joined FC Wohlen in Switzerland, Swiss Challenge League club. In 2012 he joined USA’s Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire and later in 2015 he joined Houston Dynamo under head coach Owen Coyle. Alex Lima had been voted the 2016 Dynamo MVP and Players' Player of the Year due to his five goals, two assists, 29 starts in his 2,476 minutes display. Later he played is Asis's competitive leagues like K League 2 (South Korea) with Suwon FC and FC Anyang and most recently with Ho Chi Minh City FC in V.League 1 (Vietnam).

Brazilian Alex expressed delight on signing for Jamshedpur and added in club media, “I have played football across four continents. To now join this exciting league wearing the colours of one of the top teams of India makes me extremely proud. I can’t wait to meet my teammates. I want the fans of Jamshedpur to know that we are going to fight tooth and nail to win the ISL. Let’s do this together. Saath Chalo, Jam Ke Khelo!”

Head Coach, Owen Coyle, is excited to have brought the experienced midfielder on board. He said on club media, “Alex is a player of multiple capabilities. A team-player, aggressive, smart, quick, a powerhouse – I could go on with a hundred adjectives and yet, it would not be enough to describe him. He is an amazing talent who can unlock the toughest of defences. I remember I signed him when I was a coach at Houston and he did his job perfectly well for the club and I hope he will do the same here. A warm welcome to Alex. Wishing him a successful time with us.”

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HYDERABAD FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW HEAD COACH


31.08.20: Hyderabad FC appoint Manolo Márquez Roca as the new Head Coach on an one-year deal till the end of the 2020-21 season. Manolo will replace Albert Roca, who have joined FC Barcelona's first team and fitness coach under Ronald Koeman.

HYDERABAD FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW HEAD COACH 51-year-old UEFA Pro Licence holder coach have managerial experience on several teams in Spain, Croatia including La Liga side Las Palmas. Last season he joined Thai Premier League club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol F.C. but left a month later due to personal reasons without having a single match. So, this is going to be his first stint outside Europe. Recently he also recovered from COVID-19 successfully.

“It’s a big challenge for me to join Hyderabad FC as we are set to begin our season soon. The club has already been preparing and working on a lot of things over the last few months so that makes it a comparatively smoother process for me to settle in,” said Marquez to club media after completing formalities.

Hyderabad FC co-owner Varun Tripuraneni said, “We’ve worked towards a unified goal over the last seven-eight months while building our team. It has been one of our top priorities to continue the good work that everyone has put in and we strongly believe that Manuel Márquez is the perfect choice to do that. He has the credentials, and more importantly the experience to fit into our club. He has consistently proven himself at various levels and we expect a seamless transition.”

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ODISHA FC SIGNED BRAZILIAN STRIKER


31.08.20: Odisha FC announced the signing of Brazilian striker Diego Maurício for the upcoming season.
29 year old striker played for Brazil's U-20 side along with the likes of Neymar, Phillipe Coutinho, Casemiro, Oscar, Firmino. Brazilian club Flamengo's youth product started his professional career from the same club. During his time in Flamengo, he played alongside another Brazilian legend Ronaldinho.
ODISHA FC SIGNED BRAZILIAN STRIKER Later he played several teams around the world, South Korea for Busan IPark and Gangwon FC, Saudi Arabia for Al Qadisiyah, Portugal for Vitoria FC, Russia for FC Spartak Vladikavkaz and China for Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC. After signing for Odisha FC, the striker delighted and told in club media, “I am very excited to have joined Odisha FC and I look forward to work with Coach Stuart Baxter. I have heard and read a lot of interesting things about the young Indian players at Odisha FC, the Juggernauts and India as a country. This project excites me a lot and I am coming with the aim to win the league.”

Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter said in club media, “We are delighted to secure the services of Diego. He is a player who can both combine with his teammates and also create chances on his own. When he gets to know the squad he will be a major asset for us.”

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AIZAWL FC SIGNED DEFENDER FROM K LALMALSAWMA


 AIZAWL FC SIGNED DEFENDER FROM K LALMALSAWMA 30.08.20: Aizawl FC signed defender K Lalmalsawma from Mizoram Premier League side Electric Veng FC on a one year's deal.
20 year old right back played for several clubs like Mizoram Premier League side Bethlehem Vengthlang FC, 2nd Division League side South United FC, ATK Reserves.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED BIAKLIAN PAITE


 MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED BIAKLIAN PAITE 30.08.20: Mohammedan Sporting today announced the signing of young midfielder Biaklian Paite for the upcoming season.
23 year old DSK Shivajians youth product promoted to senior team in 2016-17 Durand Cup campaign, later he played for I-League also with DSK Shivajians. He then joined Neroca FC on a 2 year's deal where he played until last season.

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CHENNAIYIN FC ANNOUNCED THEIR HEAD COACH


30.08.20: Chennaiyin FC announced their head coach, 56 year old Romania coach, Csaba László.
Manager of the Year at Hungary(2003-04) with Ferencvárosi TC and Scotland(2008-09) with Hearts, László managed several top teams in his managerial career. Starting his coaching career from Grevenbroich and Borussia Mönchengladbach's B team, he then joined as assistant coach of Hungarian national football team under Lothar Matthäus. Later he managed several teams like Uganda's National team, Scottish Premier League side like Hearts, Dundee United. His last coaching stint was at Romanian club Sepsi OSK.
CHENNAIYIN FC ANNOUNCED THEIR HEAD COACH "I am incredibly proud and happy to become the Head Coach of Chennaiyin FC. It is my privilege to join the club on its completion of six successful years. I believe Chennaiyin is a close-knit family-like club that chases excellence with absolutely passionate fans by its side at all times. And I’m so happy now to be a part of this family. Together with my coaching staff, we will do everything possible to take Chennaiyin to greater heights," said László on club media on becoming Chennaiyin's new Head Coach.

"We are excited to bring Csaba (László) onboard as Head Coach and believe he has the perfect credentials to bring success to our club. Along with his experience of coaching at the highest level in various leagues and countries, Csaba also possesses proven expertise in unearthing and nurturing youngsters. Promoting budding Indian talent is at the forefront of our objectives at Chennaiyin, and Csaba fits the mould perfectly in that regard as well. All of us at Chennaiyin would like to welcome Csaba and his coaching staff, wishing them success and the best of luck in the road ahead," said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani on László's arrival.

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HYDERABAD FC PART WAYS WITH ALBERT ROCA


29.08.20: Hyderabad FC part ways with head coach Albert Roca after he received a call from FC Barcelona. Albert will going to join FC Barcelona's first team's fitness coach under Roman Koeman. he will rejoin Catalonian side where he was part of the first team staff from 2003 to 2008.
HYDERABAD FC PART WAYS WITH ALBERT ROCA Albert Roca said to club media that, “For me, it’s been a tough decision to make. I am thankful to everyone at HFC for showing immense faith in me since I joined back in January. I am aware that all our fans will be disheartened but believe me, it’s not an easy goodbye for me either. I wish HFC the very best for the upcoming season and the future and I am extremely positive that Hyderabad FC will be one of the top sides this season. I will be assisting the management during the transition phase. Trust me, the club is in great hands and I will be following the club this season and in the future.”

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GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED ROSHAN SINGH


28.08.20: Gokulam Kerala FC announced signing of defender Roshan Singh for the upcoming I League season from Neroca FC.

25-year-old defender also played for Manipur's Santosh Trophy Team. he made 6 appearances in last season's I-League with Neroca FC.

GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED ROSHAN SINGH “I am excited to join Malabarians. The club has won several titles within three year of its inception and the squad is really impressive. I am looking forward for a great season with the club. I hope we can win the title this season with the new coach and the kind of players we have,” said Roshan Singh in club media after signing his contract.

“We welcome Chingakham Roshan Singh, a highly-rated Defender from Manipur to our GKFC family. His experience and quality will complement and strengthen our defense this season. This year one "Chingakham" from NIT Calicut, has already bagged 'UNESCO Best Engineer 2020' award and I am sure our "Chingakham" will bag the "Best Defender I-league 20-21" said Gokulam Kerala FC CEO Dr. B. Ashok Kumar in club media.

“We have to make sure that next year we win the league and become champions. The management is trying its best to do that by increasing the squad depth. We hope we would be able to achieve this with such wonderful talents,” said Gokulam Gopalan, the club chairman in club media.

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AIZAWL FC CONFIRMED ANOTHER LOCAL BOY


28.08.20: Aizawl FC today confirmed the signing of left winger Thasiama for the upcoming season.
Thasiama played for Mizoram Premier League side Chhinga Veng FC in last two season, after joining from Chanmari FC. In his last two season he played 32 matches in 2nd Division League where he scored 2 goals.
AIZAWL FC CONFIRMED ANOTHER LOCAL BOY Aizawl FC so far confirmed 3 foreigners, two of them renews their stay and one is a new addition. Alfred Jaryan, Richard Kassaga extends their stay, Princewill Emeka joined from TRAU FC. They also confirmed addition of few local boys like midfielder David Laltlasanga and defender Vanlalnghenga from Chanmari FC, Vanlalzuidika Chhakchhuak from Chhinga Veng FC.

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HYDERABAD FC CONFIRMED SIGNING OF BRAZILIAN MIDFIELDER JOAO VICTOR


28.08.20: Hyderabad FC today confirmed the signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder João Victor de Albuquerque Bruno (João Victor) for the upcoming season.
HYDERABAD FC CONFIRMED SIGNING OF BRAZILIAN MIDFIELDER JOAO VICTOR 31 year old midfielder started his professional career from Brazilian sports Club, Náutico. Later he played for more Brazilian sides like Associação Desportiva São Caetano and Treze Futebol Clube and even promoted the later side to Série A in 2006. In 2009 he join with Luiz Felipe Scolari at Uzbekistan's FC Bunyodkor. After a fine season there he joined La Liga side RCD Mallorca where he spend 5 years and made 86 appearances. Later he player in Cypriot First Division side Anorthosis Famagusta FC for 4 season, where in his 121 appearances he scored 18 goals. In last season he played for Greek side OFI Crete Football Club.

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AIZAWL FC CONFIRMED TWO MORE SIGNINGS


27.08.20: Aizawl FC today confirmed two signings - Princewill Emeka Olariche and Vanlalzuidika Chhakchhuak.
Nigerian forward Emeka played for several Indian clubs like Neroca FC, Mohammedan Sporting, TRAU FC in I-League, 2nd Division League and all local leagues. He have scored 25 goals so far in his 68 appearances. Defender Vanlalzuidika played for Chhinga Veng FC in Mizoram Premier League and 2nd Division League.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED RICKY LALLAWMAWMA


27.08.20: Jamshedpur FC today announced the signing of left-back Ricky Lallawmawma on a two year's deal until 2022.
28 year old Ricky started his professional career from Aizawl FC, later he played for some top clubs in I-League and Indian Super League like Mohun Bagan, DSK Shivajians, ATK. In last two season he played ISL for ATK. He played 17 matches in ISL so far, where in his where in his 1500 minutes game time he made 527 passes with 26 crosses with 7 shots. He made 74 clearances, 60 tackles, 34 interceptions and 33 blocks.

> “I am so happy to be joining Jamshedpur FC, a club with a great Head Coach, loud and proud supporters and fantastic facilities. The club has a plan along with a big ambition to do well in the Indian Super League and to be consistently successful. I share the same ideologies for myself and hope to contribute in the best ways possible under an expert like Owen Coyle.” - Ricky told to club media after signing.

Head Coach Owen Coyle said to club media, - “Ricky comes with a lot of good experience and will add great value to the team. He is a very focused individual who can play well and keep the ball. Also, he is fast and agile - the two being important characteristics for a defender in modern football. Even though primarily a left-back, his versatility helps him play any position across the backline. I am glad to have him joining us.”

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ISL SIDE CHENNAIYIN FC SIGNED 3 FOOTBALLERS


27.08.20: Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce that defender Reamsochung ‘Remi’ Aimol (20), goalkeeper Samik Mitra (19) and forward Aman Chetri (19) have each signed new multi-year contracts.
 ISL SIDE CHENNAYIN FC SIGNED 3 FOOTBALLERS The club can also confirm that the trio of youngsters will be included in the 25-man CFC squad for the 2020-21 Indian Super League season. While Samik and Aman are being promoted from the CFC B team to the first-team, Remi already has two senior CFC appearances to his name, one apiece in the ISL and AFC Cup.

This means CFC’s ISL roster will feature five developmental players (those born on or after January 1, 2000), with the trio joining forward Rahim Ali and midfielder Abhijit Sarkar who also meet the eligibility criteria. And as things stand, Chennaiyin’s Indian contingent for the upcoming ISL season comprises 12 players below the age of 25, underlining the club’s commitment to providing young domestic talents the platform to excel at Indian football’s biggest stage.

After training with the CFC first-team prior to the 2018-19 campaign, Remi Aimol had a loan spell at AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows in the I-League before retu.

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MOHAMMEDAN SC SIGNED MIDFIELDER GANI NIGAM


26.08.20: Mohammedan Sporting today announced the signing of midfielder Gani Ahmed Nigam for the upcoming season. 22 year old Gani played for Hyderabad FC in last season's Indian Super League.

Gani caught everyone's eyes when he scored a brace where Pune’s U-19 side beat Mohun Bagan in the 121st edition of the IFA shield in June 2017. He then promoted to the senior squad of FC Pune City, though he didn't played any match in ISL that year. Highly rated young midfielder of FC Pune City then played next season at Gokulam Kerala FC, where he scored 1 goal in I-League in his 5 appearances. Gani played 5 matches for Hyderabad FC in the last season.

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AIZAWL FC CONFIRMED TWO NEW SIGNINGS


26.08.20: Aizawl FC today confirmed two signings from Chanmari FC, midfielder David Laltlasanga and defender Vanlalnghenga.
David Laltlansanga come into highlight when he scored 4 goals in the final of Inaugural Mizoram Futsal League in 24th February 2018 whereas Vanlalnghenga played for Zipor FC in 2018-19 MFA Futsal Cup where they went down to runners-up. Later he joined Chanmari FC.

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ROHIT KUMAR SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC


26.08.20: Kerala Blasters FC today announced the signing of midfielder Rohit Kumar for the upcoming season.
23 year old midfielder started his professional football career from DSK Shivajians. Later he joined FC Pune City. In last season he played for Hyderabad FC. Rohit also represent India in U19 team.

Rohit played 30 matches so far in Indian Super League, where in his 1653 minutes he scored 3 goals with 1 assist. He made 763 passes so far with an accuracy of 76% ,

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AIZAWL FC RETAINS TWO FOREIGNER


25.08.20: Aizawl FC retains their two foreigner Alfred Jaryan and Richard Kassaga for one more season.
31 year old Liberian midfielder Alfred joined Aizawl FC in 2015-16 season. He is also part of Aizawl FC's I-League winning squad.
Uganda's defender Richard joined Aizawl FC last season. He is been a regular first xi player in last I-League season. 27 year old defender also played for Uganda's National Team.

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NORTH EAST UNITED SIGNED GERARD NUS AS THE NEW HEAD COACH


25.08.20: NorthEast United announced UEFA Pro Licence coach Gerard Nus as their new coach for the upcoming season. 35 year old Spanish Coach began his coaching career at the age of 22 in Liverpool FC’s football academy. Later he is been part of various top teams as assistant coach or Technical director like Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Melbourne Heart, Ghana National Football Team, Elche CF, Rayo Vallecano. He also worked as a head coach of Kazakhstan Premier League side Irtysh Pavlodar.

He worked some top coaches like Avram Grant, Rafael Benítez, Gustavo Poyet.

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ATK MOHUN BAGAN SIGNED MANVIR SINGH


25.08.20: ATK Mohun Bagan today announced the signing of Indian National Team striker Manvir Singh on a long term deal. Manvir will remain in the Kolkata-outfit until 2023 in this multiyear deal.

24 year old striker Manvir is Minerva Punjab FC product. He started his professional career from Mohammedan Sporting in 2016-17 season. Later he played for FC Goa in last 3 season. On 19 August 2017, Manvir made his international debut for India against Mauritius as an 87th-minute substitute for Jeje Lalpekhlua as India won the match in 2–1. Later he made 14 appearances for India scoring 3 goals so far. Manvir made 47 appearances so far in Indian Super League, where in his 1294 minutes display he scored 3 goals and made 1 assist.

"Kolkata has a very special place in my heart and I am very happy to be back here. It will be great honour to turn out for this special club in the green and maroon and I look forward to representing ATK Mohun Bagan FC for years to come. " - Manvir told to club media after signing the contract.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING ANNOUNCED THEIR SQUAD AND BEGIN PRE-SEASON TRAINING


24.08.20: Mohammedan Sporting Club today announced the squad in a press conference at their club tent at Kolkata and began their pre-season training for the forthcoming 2nd Division League qualifiers following the strict Covid-19 protocols at the Mohammedan Sporting Ground under newly recruted coach Yan Law.
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING ANNOUNCED THEIR SQUAD AND BEGIN PRE-SEASON TRAINING
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This year Mohammedan Sporting have been successful to build up a truly balanced squad, signing the experienced foreigneers as well as some good Indian footballers under the guidence of Dipendu Biswas and the newly recruted club officials.

The coach of Mohammedan Sporting Club Yan Law in a statement in the club website stated, “I want to thank the club management for the opportunity they are giving me. Now I have only one way for returning their trust; squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team. "
Mohammedan Sporting Squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Priyant Singh, Jafar Mondal, Subham Roy, Miraj Ali
DEFENDERS: Shafiul Rahman, Shoubhik Ghosh, Hira Mondal, Sujit Sadhu, Arijit Singh, Eze Kingsley, Anwar Ali, Balwinder Singh, Nabi Hussain Khan
MIDFIELDERS: Abhishek Rijal, Satyam Sharma, Firoj Ali, Tirthankar Sarkar, Suraj Rawat, Vanlalbiaa Chhangte, Sena Fanai, Sanjib Ghosh, Moses Lalrinzuala, Aditya Saha, Moinuddin Khan, Sheikh Faiaz, Samuel Shadap, Sohail Khatri
FORWARDS: Willis Plaza, Jaskaranpreet Singh, MS Dwangliana, Shamsad Ali, Himanshu Jangra, Pritam Sarkar
Coach: Yan Law
Assistant Coach: Saheed Ramon
Technical Director: Dipendu Biswas
Goalkeeper Coach: Sudip Sarkar
Manager: Belal Ahmed Khan
Mohammedan Sporting Club will play their 2nd division I League campaign at the Kalyani stadium.

Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting Club’s players, officials and support staff on Sunday underwent Covid-19 tests before beginning their preparations for the forthcoming 2nd Division League qualifiers. Of the 34 players tested, none has been confirmed positive.


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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED GOALKEEPER PAWAN KUMAR


24.08.20: Jamshedpur FC today announced the singing of goalkeeper Pawan Kumar on a 2 years deal until 2022.
JCT product Pawan is an experienced goalkeeper having experience of playing various top Indian clubs like Salgaocar, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, Mumbai FC, NorthEast United FC. 30-year-old’s heroics also led NorthEast United to their first-ever play-off spot in the 2018-19 season. He played 19 matches so far in the Indian Super League where he made 48 saves with 7 clear sheet.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED GOALKEEPER PAWAN KUMAR “I am delighted to have joined Jamshedpur. Looking at the growth of the club over the past three seasons, I always had an ambition to be at the Furnace – it’s like a dream come true. It’s a huge challenge for me as I know we want to qualify for the ISL play-offs in our quest to become champions of India. Football is like theatre and there are no performances without a fabulous audience. The fan following in Jharkhand and Jamshedpur is absolutely amazing as the passion for the game runs sky high. The Furnace lights up with over 20,000 spectators each time Jamshedpur plays and I will be pumped up to have these vociferous fans on my side.” - Pawan Kumar told to club media after signing the contract.

Jamshedpur FC Head Coach, Owen Coyle, praised the goalkeeper’s capabilities in club media as he said, “Pawan has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding goalkeepers in India. It’s a position in which we were looking to strengthen ourselves and I am certain that he will do a good job in goal. He is confident, vocal in commanding the defense line, excellent with his positioning and can make himself big against the best of the finishers in the league. I am excited to be working with him.”

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SANJEEV STALIN JOINS SERTANENSE FC


23.08.20: Indian defender joins Campeonato de Portugal Serie C side Sertanense Futebol Clube for the upcoming season.

SANJEEV STALIN JOINS SERTANENSE FC 19 year old AIFF Ellite Academy product Sanjeev played U-17 World Cup for India. He joined Portugal Premier Liga side Desportivo das Aves in February, but that team punished by the Portuguese Football Federation for failing to produce valid licensing documentation with direct relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal.

Campeonato de Portugal is the third division football league of Portugal after Premier Liga and Liga Pro Division. Sertanense Futebol Clube finished 4th position in Serie C table in last season.

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GERMANPREET SINGH EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC


23.08.20: Germanpreet Singh has extended his stay at Chennaiyin FC after signing a new multi-year contract.
Geemanpreet made 36 appearances for Chennaiyin FC so far, 29 matches in the Indian Super League. He is also part of 2017-18 ISL title-winning campaign where he played 7 matches. Starting his professional career from Dempo SC, he later played for Minerva Punjab FC. After playing various age group team of National team, he made 8 appearances for Indian Senior National Team after his debut on 13th August 2016 against Bhutan.
GERMANPREET SINGH EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC “I am incredibly proud to continue playing for Chennaiyin FC. I have witnessed three great years here already, and the journey so far has been amazing with lots of learning and development. But I believe the best is ahead of me. And Chennai is my adopted home with CFC and our passionate fans are my family. I view this as a fresh start of an exciting journey, and I promise to give my 200% on the pitch and help bring more success to the club,” said Germanpreet on club media from his home in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

“Germanpreet is another fantastic Indian talent who has made huge leaps during his time with us. We are delighted to have groomed and nurtured domestic players like him who showcase great potential and are unfazed on the big stage that is the ISL. An aggressive and resilient presence on the pitch, we are sure to gain further from his energy and exuberance in the coming seasons,” commented CFC co-owner Vita Dani on club media.

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MOHAMMADAN SPORTING SIGNED SK FAIAZ


23.08.20: Mohammedan Sporting today confirmed the re-signing of Sk. Faiaz for the upcoming season.
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED SURAJ RAWAT & ABHISHEK RIJAL In 2017-18 season, Faiaz played for Mohammedan Sporting in CFL Premier A, after his fine performance he joined Mohun Bagan in that season's I-League on loan. Later he signed for ATK and played for Mohun Bagan on loan for the last two season.

Meanwhile after completing 3 foreigner signing (Willis Plaza, Eze Kingsley and Abhishek Rijal), Mohammedan Sporting yesterday unveil 4 players. They are Anwar Ali, Himangshu Jangra, Balvinder Singh and Jaskiranpreet Singh. Balvinder Singh and Jaskiranpreet Singh extends their stay with the club, where Anwar Ali and Himangshu Jangra are two new signing.

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BENGALURU FC Undisclosed Transfer Fee To Secure 23-Year-Old Left Back On Three-Year-Deal


22.8.20: Bengaluru FC have signed left-back Ajith Kumar on an undisclosed fee from Chennai City FC, the club announced on Saturday. The 23-year-old joins on a three-year deal, as Carles Cuadrat’s side add depth to their squad ahead of the 2020-21 Indian Super League campaign.
BENGALURU FC  Undisclosed Transfer Fee To Secure 23-Year-Old Left Back On Three-Year-Deal Having been selected through trials into the Chennai City FC system in early 2018, Ajith played a crucial role in the South Indian side’s I-League triumph the following year, appearing in every one of his side’s 20 games in the 2018-19 campaign.

“I am thrilled to have become a Bengaluru FC player. This is a club I admire a lot and while I did have a few options to choose from, Bengaluru was top of that list at every stage of my decision making. The chance to share a dressing with a legend like Sunil Chhetri who I hope to learn so much from, and so many of the national team boys is very exciting for me,” said Ajith.

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KERALA BLASTERS SIGNED DEFENDER SANDEEP SINGH


22.8.20: Kerala Blasters FC today signed versatile defender Sandeep Singh for the upcoming season.
25 year old Shillong Lajong youth product, started his professional career from Shillong Lajong. Later he played for Langsning FC, ATK. In last seasonhe played for TRAU FC where he scored 3 goals in his 10 appearances.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED ANWAR ALI AND HIMANGSHU JANGRA


MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED ANWAR ALI AND HIMANGSHU JANGRA 22.8.20: Mohammedan Sporting today confirmed the signing of two young star Anwar Ali and Himangshu Jangra for the upcoming season.
Minerva Punjab FC youth product Anwar Ali was one of the key player in India's U17 World Cup. He even represent India in different age group like U20, U23. In his last two season he played for Indian Arrows, made 34 appearances in I-League.

Minerva Punjab FC product Himangshu is highlighted when he scored seven goals including two hat-tricks 2019 SAFF U-15 Championship. 16 year old young forward played initially with Punjab FC reserve team for 2nd Division League, later also played in I-League for the senior team.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED SURAJ RAWAT & ABHISHEK RIJAL


21.8.20: Mohammedan Sporting today announced the signing of young midfidler Suraj Rawat from Kerala Blasters FC and Nepalese striker Abhishek Rijal.
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED SURAJ RAWAT & ABHISHEK RIJAL 20 year old Nepal's striker Abhishek is the first Nepali Footballer to score in AFC Cup with MMC Club against Minerva Punjab FC. He even played for their National Team for various age group U18, U21, U23 and senior team where he scored 13 goals all total. Abhishek known as "Nepalese Ronaldo".

21 year old Suraj joined Kerala Blasters in 2017-18 season. He played for Kerala Blasters Reserve team that year in 2nd Division League. Later he promoted to the senior team and played ISL. He made 2 appearances in the ISL so far. In last season he played I-League for Indian Arrows on loan from Kerala Blasters where he made 4 appearances. After Eze Kingsley and Willis Plaza, Abhishek Rijal will be Mohammedan Sporting's 3rd foreigner.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED NERIJUS VALSKIS


21.8.20: Jamshedpur FC today announced the signing of top scorer of last Indian Super League season, Nerijus Valskis. With this deal Valskis will stay with Jamshedpur FC for two season until 2022.

JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED NERIJUS VALSKIS Indian Super League 2019-20 Golden Boot winner striker played 20 matches last season for Chennaiyin FC and scored 15 goals with 6 assists. 33 year old spent many years at the top level of Lithuanian football and also played countries like Belarus, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Thailand and Israel. Having 20 international caps for Lithuania, 2012-13 season was one of his best in club level where he scored 27 goals in the A Lyga - Lithuania's top division - while playing for Suduva.

“I am thrilled to be playing for a football-crazy city like Jamshedpur. The city has a huge legacy in football, and I want to help add silverware by winning the coveted ISL trophy for the fans. It is unfinished business for me, and I hope to work hard towards contributing and making Jamshedpur FC Champion of India! This club has huge ambition, and I can’t wait to kick-start an exciting future.” - Valskis told to club media after signing the deal.

Head Coach, Owen Coyle, said to club media, “Nerka is a seasoned striker with goalscoring prowess and hunger to attack the opposition at all times. His link-up play, agility, and finishing is of the highest order, probably the best in the league, and he was the Golden Boot winner for a reason. His performances last season were so powerful and lethal, that his mere presence in the dressing room and the pitch automatically lifted everyone around him. I look forward to working with him and have another successful season.”

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ATK MOHUN BAGAN EXTENDS CONTRACT CARL MCHUGH


20.8.20: ATK Mohun Bagan extends the contract of Irish versatile footballer Carl McHugh for one more year.
ATK MOHUN BAGAN EXTENDS CONTRACT CARL MCHUGH McHugh joined ATK last season after a long spell with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell. But his first spell in India does not last long due to injury in November when he damaged ligaments in his angle. In his short spell he played 6 matches for ATK and scored 1 goal.

"I am thrilled to be signing again for the club. It was hard to watch from the sidelines last season. I can't to be back to the pitch and contribute to the defence of our title and the AFC Cup quest." - Carl McHugh told to club media after signing the deal.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED MS DAWNGLIANA, SENA FANAI


20.8.20: Mohammedan Sporting club announced the signing of midfielder MS Dawngliana and Liandala Sena Fanai for the upcoming season. Dawngliana played for Chanmari FC, Mizoram Premier League side in last season whereas Sena played for Punjab FC in last two season.

MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED MS DAWNGLIANA, SENA FANAI 26 year old Sena Fanai began his career with Bethlehem Vengthalang before moving to George Telegraph. Later he played for Aizawl FC.

Midfielder Dawngliana played 16 matched for Chanmari FC last season and scored 2 goals. He also played for Chhinga Veng FC in Mizoram Premier League. Overall he played 29 matches and scored 6 goals so far.

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CHENNAIYIN FC TO RETAIN 10 FOOTBALLERS AHEAD OF UPCOMING SEASON


20.8.20: Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC confirmed the participation of their star midfielder Anirudh Thapa and nine other Indian players for the upcoming season.

CHENNAIYIN FC TO RETAIN 10 FOOTBALLERS AHEAD OF UPCOMING SEASON AIFF Men’s Emerging Player of the Year 2018 award winner, Thapa is joined by compatriots Thoi Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Sinivasan Pandiyan, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Vishal Kaith, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Deepak Tangri and Rahim Ali for the 2020-21 campaign as they all have existing contracts. Versatile young midfielder Abhijit Sarkar is also set to return after a successful loan spell at East Bengal in the I-League last season.

Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said, “We are delighted to have the core of our squad continuing with us. Our commitment is to build on the previous campaign in the strongest fashion. And the presence of our key Indian players including the likes of Thapa will go a long way in achieving that. It has been particularly pleasing to see Thapa’s rise in stature for both club and country, that too at such a young age. He has gone from strength to strength since joining us four years back as a teenager and has now firmly established himself as an integral part of the first-team setup.”

“All of us at CFC are hungrier than ever to win silverware again. But for that, we need to work incredibly hard and be prepared for the new season. We need to retain the mentality that took us to the final last season. I can’t wait to get back on the ball and begin training with my teammates,”- Thapa told to club media. Chennaiyin FC also extends the contract of left-back Jerry Lalrinzuala and the Brazilian duo of defender Eli Sabia and midfielder Rafael Crivellaro.

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MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED SAMUEL SHADAP


20.8.20: Mohammedan Sporting club announced the signing of defender Samuel Shadap for the upcoming season.
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING SIGNED SAMUEL SHADAP 27 year old right back started his youth career from his home town club Shillong Lajong FC, later he promoted to the senior team. After 5 seasons in Shillong Lajong senior team, he joined Kerala Blasters and played in ISL in 2017. Later he played for Punjab FC in I-League and also CFL Premier A side Southern Samity.

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KERALA BLASTERS FC SIGNED GIVSON SINGH


19.8.20: Kerala Blasters FC today announced the signing of young midfielder Gibson Singh for the upcoming season.

Starting his youth career from Minerva Punjab FC Academy, Givson joined AIFF Elite Academy in 2016. Later he made his professional debut in Indian Arrows in last season. In his 16 appearances, he scored 2 goals in the last I-League. He was also an integral part of the U-16 Indian National team that reached the quarter finals of the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship in Malaysia. He also represented Indian in U-17, U-20 age group.
KERALA BLASTERS FC SIGNED GIVSON SINGH “My fascination for football started when I was a little boy and has only kept building over the years. I’m extremely glad to be a part of Kerala Blasters, a club that belongs to an equally or more passionate state as mine for the sport. My career has just begun and I have bigger dreams to achieve, for myself and for the team. I’m thankful to everyone at the club for welcoming me to the yellow family and I hope to give it whatever it takes to live my dreams.”, says Givson Singh to the club media after signing the deal.

“Givson is one of the best players in Indian Arrows and has always shown maturity beyond his age. He’ll be a good addition to our squad. I’m sure, he’ll scale to greater heights if he continues working as hard. I’m very happy to welcome him to the team and wish him all the very best for his future.”, says Ishfaq Ahmed, Assistant coach, Kerala Blasters FC

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GOKULAM KERALA FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW HEAD COACH


19.8.20: Gokulam Kerala FC today anounced their new head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese.

35 year old Italian UEFA Pro Licence coach, started his career from Italian Serie A side Venezia F.C. as a Central Midfielder. But at the age of 23, he chose to focus on becoming a Football coach.He started his coaching career from Italian side S.S. Fidelis Andria 1928 as being youth team coach. He have coaching experience in several countries club including Latvia, Estonia, Ghana, Palestine, Indonesia Kosovo and Armenia.

 GOKULAM KERALA FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW HEAD COACH “I am delighted to be part of GKFC family. My aim is to make the fans happy and make them dream big. I have already seen how GKFC have played last season and I believe the squad can achieve a lot,” said Vincenzo Alberto Annese in club media.

“The coach brings considerable international experience to the club. He is young and has already accomplished several achievements. He is the most experience coach we had so far. We believe that he would be able to bring more trophies and glory to Kerala,” said Gokulam Gopalan in club media, the chairman of Gokulam Kerala FC.
The last team he managed was Belize national football team, one of the CONCACAF Nation.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED JACKICHAND SINGH

18.8.20: Jamshedpur FC today announced the signing of Indian National Team winger Jackichand Singh on a 3 years deal until 2023. 28 year old jackichand played for FC Goa in the last season.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED JACKICHAND SINGH Starting his professional career from Royal Wahingdoh, Jackichand played for several top clubs like FC Pune City, Salgaocar, Mumbai City FC, East Bengal, Kerala Blasters and FC Goa. He even made 19 appearances for the country and scored 2 goals after his debut against Nepal on 12 March 2015.

In his ISL career so far he made 73 appearances, where he played 4881 minutes. He scored 13 goals with 10 assists so far in ISL. He made 1905 passes, 222 crosses, 82 shots, 77 tackles, 47 blocks, 42 interceptions and 23 clearances so far in his ISL career.

“Playing for Jamshedpur FC is a fantastic opportunity for me. Jamshedpur is one club in India that has everything a player needs, and the entire country knows how passionate and vocal the people of Jharkhand are for football. I am convinced with the philosophy and the path Jamshedpur FC are following and hope to contribute with my heart and soul to help the club achieve much-deserved success. Of course, I look forward to achieving this under the robust leadership of Owen Coyle.” - Jackichand told to club media after signing the deal.

Owen Coyle, Head Coach – Jamshedpur FC, said in club media, “Mesmerizing – one word to perfectly describe Jacki. He is a highly rated and talented winger who was wanted by many teams in the ISL. Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives, and I’m delighted he’s joining. He will add pace, power, and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.”

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AVILASH PAUL SIGNS A LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

18.8.20: Goalkeeper Avilash Paul signed a new long term deal with ATK Mohun Bagan. With this long term deal Avilash will stay for 4 more years until 2024.
AVILASH PAUL SIGNS A LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN 25 year old Avilash started his football career from Pune FC Academy, later he played for several clubs like Gangtok Himalayan SC, Kenkre FC, Aizawl FC. In 2018-19 season, he joined ATK. Last season he joined Mohun Bagan on loan from ATK, even he was been in East Bengal squad in one season.

"I am delighted to have signed for ATK Mohun Bagan FC. I look forward to continuing my development at the club and facing the challenges that lie ahead." - Abhilash told to club media after signing the deal.

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Mohammedan Sporting Club on Monday has announced the signing of midfielder Moinuddin Khan from Punjab FC.

17.8.20: Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Youth Development Chairman Mr. Danish Iqbal has scouted and played a crucial role in signing this I-League winning midfielder.
Mohammedan Sporting Club on Monday has announced the signing of midfielder Moinuddin Khan from Punjab FC

Moinuddin, who hails from Indore, perfectly introduced himself to the Indian football scene when he scored the equalizer against Mohun Bagan and earned a point for Minerva when the 2017-18 I-League season kicked off. Khan has proved to be a versatile attacker as he can play as an attacking midfielder as well as a second striker.

Speaking on the new signing, Mr. Iqbal said: “Moinuddin is a very exciting and versatile player and we are really happy to bring him in the squad this year.”

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GOKULAM KERALA FC PART WAYS WITH THEIR DURNAD CUP WINNING COACH


17.8.20: Gokulam Kerala FC have announced that head coach Fernando Santiago Varela will not be continuing his role at GKFC. The process to appoint a new manager is underway.
Gokulam Kerala FC have announced that head coach The Argentine-Spanish coach had two stints with Malabarians – in 2017-18 and 2019-20 season. In the first season he won Kerala Premier League and had to return back to Spain due to personal reasons before the start of ILeague season.

He returned to GKFC next season and helped the club win the prestigious Durand Cup. He also helped us reach the semifinal of the Sheikh Kamal International Cup held at Chittagong in Bangladesh. Further, he mounted an exciting ILeague challenge but had an abrupt end due to Covid19 pandemic.

Throughout his career at Gokulam Kerala FC he helped to develop many exciting young players. GKFC management has thanked Fernando Santiago for the achievement.

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RAFAEL CRIVELLARO EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC

16.8.20: 31 year old midfielder Rafael Crivellaro extends his stay with Chennaiyin FC with one more year.
Rafael Crivellaro have an excellent last season with Chennaiyin FC, where in his 20 matches he scored 7 goals with 8 assists. In his first season he played 1648 minutes, where he made 1020 passes with 54 shots and 46 crosses.

RAFAEL CRIVELLARO EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC

Brazil born midfielder started his youth career at Internacional and Empoli. He started his professional career from Guaratinguetá in 2010, after which he represented clubs like Vitoria Guimaraes and C.D. Trofense, C.D. Feirense. He also have an experience to play in several countries like United Arab Emirates (UAE), Poland and Iran.

“I am very, very happy to continue with Chennaiyin FC. I always wanted to continue my journey here after the incredible season we had last time out. It is a privilege to play for these fans, and hopefully we can deliver more success to them soon enough. We must be positive and optimistic and work hard to achieve our target,” said Crivellaro on Club Media after renewing his stay.

“Rafael (Crivellaro) was one of our standout performers last season and we’re delighted to have him continue with us. He has given our fans a lot to cheer about through his quality and brilliance during a memorable campaign. We hope for more of the same and I’m sure he is raring to go again,” commented CFC co-owner Vita Dani on this welcome news at club media.
After fellow Brazilian Eli Sabia, Crivellaro become 2nd Brazilian to extend his stay.

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SUMIT RATHI SIGNS NEW LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

15.8.20: ISL Emerging Player of the Season 2019-20, Sumit Rathi signs a new long term contract extension with ATK Mohun Bagan. With this deal, he will stay with ATK Mohun Bagan until 2025.
SUMIT RATHI SIGNS NEW LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN 18 year old Sumit played 14 matches in last season's ISL with ATK, where he played 1170 minutes. He made 115 clearances, 27 tackles, 19 interceptions and 18 blocks and completed 365 passes with nearly 74% accuracy.

Sumit told to club media after the deal, "I am extremely grateful to the club for their trust in me and it gives me immense pride to represent ATK Mohun Bagan FC. I am very excited and honoredto don the green and maroon jersey next season."

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GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED GOALKEEPER SHAYAN ROY

14.8.20: Gokulam Kerala FC today announced the signing of goalkeeper Shayan Roy for the upcoming I-League season.
Shayan have an excellent last season with I-League side TRAU FC. Shayan Roy made his debut in 2012 against Dempo SC, when the first-choice keeper Naveen Kumar was sent off in the 34th minute. After that he played several clubs like Punjab FC, Mohammedan SC, Delhi Dynamos.
GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED GOALKEEPER SHAYAN ROY “I am happy to sign for Gokulam Kerala FC. Like Kolkata, Kerala is also known for football and it would be a great pleasure to play in front for Kerala fans. I have come to Kozhikode, a couple of times and the atmosphere at EMS Corporation stadium was simply astounding,” said Shayan Roy.

“I have watched Shayan Roy since Pailan Arrows Days (2011). This Bengal-born custodian has an imposing figure to intimidate opposing forwards, commanding aerial prowess and blessed with dramatic reflex action saves. This ‘Lad from the Land of Spiderman’ will not only be a great asset for our club but also a great competitor to our current first-choice goal keeper Ubaid C.K,” said Ashok Kumar, CEO, Gokulam Kerala FC.

“Shayan Roy comes with ample experience and it would be great to see him in Gokulam’s colours this season. The squad depth has increased and we hope to have a fantastic season ahead with players like Shayan,” said Gokulam Gopalan, the chairman of Gokulam Kerala FC.

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SUBHASISH BOSE SIGNED A LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

13.8.20: ATK Mohun Bagan today announced the long term deal with Indian National team left back Subhasish Bose. With this deal Subhasish will stay with ATK Mohun Bagan until 2025.

Subhasish is joining ATK Mohun Bagan after a couple of years at Mumbai City FC. He is part of Mohun Bagan team in 2017 season. Starting his youth career at Pune FC, he played several top clubs like Bengaluru FC, Churchill Brothers, Sporting Goa.

In his 52 apperances in Indian Super League so far, he played 4237 minutes, where he scored 1 goals with 4 assists. In his 3 ISL season, he made 291 clearances, 145 tackles and 61 interceptions. He played 23 games for the country so far and scored 4 goals.

Upon completing the deal, Subhaish told to the club media, "I am very excited to return to my hometown and embrace this new challenge. I am determined to bring success to ATK Mohun Bagan by giving my everything to the team."

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HYDERABAD FC SIGNED HALICHARAN NARZARY

13.8.20: Hyderabad FC today announced the signing of Indian National Team winger Halicharan Narzary on a two years deal until 2022.

Narzary, who joins from Kerala Blasters, become second new arrival at Hyderabad FC this season after Subrata Paul. Starting his careers from Pailan Arrows, he played several clubs like Dempo SC, FC Goa, NorthEast United, DSK Shivajians, Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin FC. 26 year old winger also made 26 appearances so far for the country. In his 6 seasons so far in the Indian Super League, he played 59 matches, scoring 2 goals with 7 assists. In his 3716 minutes play, he made 1451 passes along with 55 shots, 121 crosses.

“I am very happy to join Hyderabad FC. It’s a new team and personally an exciting challenge for me. I am eager to regroup with my new teammates soon, hopefully once the situation is better, and get down to playing football. I have known Albert Roca for some time now since his first stint in India and working with his philosophy is something that motivates me. I have loved how his teams used to play and I think these are exciting times for the club,” said Narzary to club media after completing formalities.

Hyderabad FC Head Coach Albert Roca said to club media, “Narzary is an exciting player and has been a valuable asset for both club and country over the last few years. His experience and work rate coupled with his skill set, and the ability to play on either flank and in attack will be important for us as a team this season. We’re very happy to have him and hope he will have a significant impact for us in the ISL.”

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ODISHA FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW ASSISTANT COACH

13.8.20: Odisha FC today announced former India International Steven Dias as the new Indian Assistant Coach for the upcoming season. 36 year old Indian National team player, Steven worked as assistant coach previously with ISL side Jamshedpur FC.

Steven have a plenty of experience as a footballer. Representing country for more than 50 matches, Steven played for various clubs like Air India, Mahindra United, Churchill Brothers, Mumbai Tigers, Rangdajied FC, Bharat FC, Delhi Dynamos, Mumbai FC.

Upon signing the deal, Steven told Odisha FC media, "I am delighted to be joining experienced coach Stuart Baxter at Odisha FC. The club’s forward thinking vision of developing young Indian talent was a major factor in determining my decision to become a part of the project. I am looking forward to working hard with the team for positive achievement in the season ahead. Now I am just excited to get things going and meeting everyone."I am looking forward to working hard with the team for positive achievement in the season ahead. Now I am just excited to get things going and meeting everyone."

Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter commented on Odisha FC Media, "Steven has a successful playing career and the players look up to him. He will be a valuable asset for us while he develops as a coach."

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JOAN CASANOVA REJOIN ODISHA FC

13.8.20: Odisha FC announced that Spanish Strength and Conditioning Coach Mr. Joan Casanova rejoining the squad once again ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season. He was also a part of the OFC coaching team under former Head Coach Mr. Josep Gombau.

On his return to Odisha FC, Mr. Joan said to Odisha FC media, "I am happy to be back at Odisha FC and work in the ISL. Last season we had so many challenges.However, we managed to end the season in a good position and we had the chance to be in the playoffs until the last game.We hope in the upcoming season, we can compete as good as the last one and get inside the playoffs which is the goal for the club. I am looking forward to work alongside Stuart and the new coaching team. It's gonna be a new experience and full of new learnings. Finally, I hope all the people in India recover fast from Covid-19 and the league can be played with guarantees."

Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter said to Odisha FC Media, "Joan gives us continuity and the players are comfortable with him and we are on the same page concerning football conditioning and recuperation."

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SAHAL EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH KERALA BLASTERS FC

12.8.20: Sahal Abdul Samad signs a new lucrative multi-year deal with Kerala Blasters amid various ISL club's interest regarding him. With this contract extension, Sahal will stay at Kerala Blasters for 5 years, extending his previous contract from 2022 to 2025.
SAHAL EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH KERALA BLASTERS FC 23 year old Indian National team player Sahal played 9 games for the country so far after his debut at the King’s Cup 2019 at Thailand.. In his ISL career he played 37 games so far. In his 2056 minutes, he made 876 passes with 38 shots and 28 crosses. He won ISL Emerging Player of the Season award in 2018-19 season.

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ELI SABIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC

12.8.20: 31 year old Brazilian Center back Eli Sabiá Filho extends his stay with Chennaiyin FC. He joined Chennaiyin FC in 2016-17 season and played majority of the games in his last 3 season.
ELI SABIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC PIC - CFC PRESS RELEASE .. Eli Sabia played 48 matches for Chennaiyin FC so far in Indian Super League where he appeared 4238 minutes. With a 81.37% passing accuracy, Eli made 352 clearances, 94 tackles, 76 interceptions and 69 blocks. He even scored 2 goals with 2 assists. He is even top 10 players in this season based on interceptions (40 Interceptions).

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FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH DEFENDER

11.8.20: FC Goa announced the signing of Spanish defender, Ivan Garrido Gonzalez on a two years deal until 2022.
30 year old defender played most of his time in Spanish Segunda Division B side Cultural Leonesa. He also played several Spanish side Racing Ferrol, Conquense.
FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH DEFENDER Gonzalez, upon completion of his move, stated, in FC Goa website that "I'm really happy to be here. It's a great opportunity. The project was really appealing. And in the space of a few years, the club has become a big name in India, and it is a brilliant chance for me to progress with my career. "I have more to offer than just being a defender. I, of course, defend, but I like to play with the ball and build up the game from the back, and I think that is something I’m good at.


“I have worked previously with Juan Ferrando and I had a word with him as well. And I would say that the club and the coach’s vision completely aligns with mine and that really was a big pull. "We finished at the top of the table last season, something we would love to repeat. There is a Champions League campaign also at hand. I’m looking forward to everything that’s coming. At the moment, I just want to get started."


This is his first stinct outside his country. This is Gaurs' fifth acquisition this off-season, following the signing of Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Igor Angulo and Jorge Ortiz.

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SK. SAHIL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

10.8.20: ATK Mohun Bagan announced the contract extension of youngster Sk. Sahil for 3 years upto 2023. 20 years old midfielder is part of Mohun Bagan's I-League winning side this year.
SK. SAHIL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN After a fine last I-League season with Mohun Bagan, Sk. Sahil played 16 matches after his debut against Mohammedan SC in Durand Cup. He becomes the first confirmed signing of ATK Mohun Bagan from Mohun Bagan's I-League winning side of last season. Sk. Sahil told after joining ATK Mohun Bagan that - "It is an honour to be given the opportunity to represent my boyhood club and Kolkata in India's top football competition. I am very excited to play for ATK Mohun Bagan."

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ANNAROY STAR PERFORMER OF RELIANCE FOUNDATION JOINED ODISHA FC

8.8.20: Annaroy Soibam, a performer of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS), joined the youth squad of ISL Club Odisha FC. Annaroy, captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20.

Annaroy, won the Golden Boot at the championships for scoring 11 goals in five matches, and the Golden Ball for being the best player in the tournament. The Head Coach of the Odisha FC U-18 team, Sandeep Alhan said that Annaroy can play in any position in upfront with a good shooting ability,can convert from any angle with perfection and power.

Annaroy, unmistakable ability was on display throughout the tournament in January at the Reliance Corporate Park in Mumbai, culminating in his man of the match performance in the final against Progress High School from Goa. Once his team had taken a dominant 3-0 lead and virtually sealed the title in the first half itself, Soibam produced some magic of his own with a rasping left-footer after motoring past a hapless defender for the team’s final goal in a 4-0 sweep.

In every match of the competition, Soibam made life difficult for defence line-ups with his eye-catching speed and ball awareness, showing himself to be equally adept at scoring with either foot. Annaroy had a tough time in his childhood after having lost his father. but his uncle was by his side to fulfill his dreams.

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ANNAROY STAR PERFORMER OF RELIANCE FOUNDATION JOINED ODISHA FC

8.8.20: Annaroy Soibam, a performer of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS), joined the youth squad of ISL Club Odisha FC. Annaroy, captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20.

Annaroy, won the Golden Boot at the championships for scoring 11 goals in five matches, and the Golden Ball for being the best player in the tournament. The Head Coach of the Odisha FC U-18 team, Sandeep Alhan said that Annaroy can play in any position in upfront with a good shooting ability,can convert from any angle with perfection and power.

Annaroy, unmistakable ability was on display throughout the tournament in January at the Reliance Corporate Park in Mumbai, culminating in his man of the match performance in the final against Progress High School from Goa. Once his team had taken a dominant 3-0 lead and virtually sealed the title in the first half itself, Soibam produced some magic of his own with a rasping left-footer after motoring past a hapless defender for the team’s final goal in a 4-0 sweep.

In every match of the competition, Soibam made life difficult for defence line-ups with his eye-catching speed and ball awareness, showing himself to be equally adept at scoring with either foot. Annaroy had a tough time in his childhood after having lost his father. but his uncle was by his side to fulfill his dreams.

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GOKULAM KERALA FC ADDED ANOTHER LOCAL BOY


07.08.20: Gokulam Kerala FC today announced the signing of midfielder P.P. Rishad from SAT, Triur for the upcoming season.
Kerala Santosh Trophy player Rishad also played under coach Bino George during Santosh Trophy.In 2018-19 season, he played 2nd Division League with Delhi United FC. In last season he was part of Mohun Bagan's pre-season team for trial during their pre-season camp at Goa under coach Kibu Vicuna. He also played for DSK Shivajians and Mumbai FC.

“I am happy to sign for Gokulam Kerala FC. This year Gokulam Kerala FC have signed a good number of Kerala players. I am glad that I am one of them. I have watched several of Gokulam’s matches at Kozhikode. I feel lucky to represent the club and love to play in front of the crowd,” said Rishad PP after signing the deal.

“We welcome Rishad to our football family and wish him the best at the club. This is the third Kerala player we are signing this season. This shows Kerala has lot of talents and quality players,” said Gokulam Kerala FC chairman Gokulam Gopalan. He will be joining with his team mate at SAT Tirur, Faslu Rahman in this season.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW COACH AMD ASSISTANT COACH


07.08.20: ISL side Jamshedpur FC today announced their new coach Owen Coyle for the upcoming season.
54 year old striker and a renowned manager Owen Coyle, have a huge experience as a player as well as manager. This will be his 2nd year in Indian football, as he was the coach of ISL 2019-20 runners up team Chennnaiyin FC.
From Premier League to MLS to Scottish Premier he worked as coach for several clubs like Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers.
After signing the deal, new coach Owen Coyle said today that, - "It's going to be a huge challenge. Young Indian players are hugely important. We have to stand together. I'll make sure that when they about ISL, they speak about Jamshedpur FC. I want to bring success to this wonderful club."

07.08.20: Jamshedpur FC announced Alexander "Sandy" Stewart as their assistant coach for the upcoming season.
54 year Scottish footballer and coach was playing colleague and coaching partner of head coach Owen Coyle from starting of their managerial career.

Both of them worked together in several clubs like Airdrie United, St. Johnstone, Lancashire, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers as well as Chennaiyin FC in the last season.

FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH WINGER


06.08.20: FC GOA today announced the signing of Spanish right winger Jorge Ortiz Mendoza.
28 year old Getafe Youth system product Mendoza played several clubs in Spain like Madridejos, Albacete B, Villarobledo, International Madrid, Alcorcon, Fuenlabrada, Oviedo, Atletico Madrid B, Cultural Leonesa, Atletico Baleares.

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EDU GARCIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN


06.08.20: ATK Mohun Bagan extends the contract from midfielder Edu Garcia for 2 more years until 2022.
30 year old Spanish midfielder joined ATK in 2018-19 season. He have a excellent last season where he scored scored 6 goals with 3 assists in his 16 appearances. In his overall ISL career he made 36 appearances with with 11 goals and 10 assists. In his 2589 minutes display, he made 1150 passes with 27 interceptions and 47 clearances.

After signing contract extension deal Edu Said, "I am very happy to continue playing in Kolkata and in the ISL for another 2 years. I am looking forward to continue wearing the green and maroon jersey and will give my best to the club."

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Mohammedan Sporting strengthen their central defense by signing Shouvik Ghosh


02.08.20: Mohammedan Sporting strengthen their central defense by signing Shouvik Ghosh from North east United FC. Souvik is an experienced central defender played for I League as well as ISL clubs

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ODISHA FC SIGNED ROGERIO RAMOS AS GOALKEEPER COACH


06.08.20: Odisha FC today announced the signing of former Indian National Team goalkeeper coach Rogerio Ramos as new goalkeeper coach for 2 years until 2022.
46 year old Rogerio was also been part of Indian National Football Team's different age group. Apart from that, he also worked with Sudan National Team. Former professional goalkeeper Brazilian coach also been part of various teams as goalkeeper coach like EC Santo Andre SP and EC Novo Hamburgo RS in Brazil, Mahindra United and Vasco Sports Club in India, Young In Academy in South Korea and NEA Salamina in Cyprus.

After joining Odisha FC, Ramos expressed to Odisha FC official, "I am really honoured to be representing Odisha FC for the next Indian Super League. ISL has become a football reference in India and to be a part of it is some thing remarkable.
I am really honoured to be representing Odisha FC for the next Indian Super League. ISL has become a football reference in India and to be a part of it is some thing remarkable. I try to have full commitment with the staff, players and mainly with the goalkeepers to make this important sector of the team to work in perfect harmony with our Coach's philosophy to get the best results possible from the team."

Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter said to Club official regarding new Goalkeeper Coach, "I welcome Rogerio Ramos to the OFC family and I am sure that he will be a very good addition to our coaching team.He has the experience of working in India and he has also spoken to Assistant Coach Gerry Peyton. We all are on the same page with respect to the goalkeepers in OFC and that will be a huge advantage for all of us."

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KERALA BLASTERS SIGNED DENECHANDRA MEITEI


05.08.20: Kerala Blasters announced the signing of 26-year old defender, Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei. Denechandra Meitei played for TRAU FC in the last season.
Mohun Bagan Academy product, experienced defender Denechandra played various I-League clubs like TRAU FC, NEROCA FC, Churchill Brothers, Pune FC.
“It has always been a dream to be a part of a prestigious league like the ISL and I am looking forward to playing in the upcoming season with Kerala Blasters. I hope to contribute to the success of the team with the best of my abilities. The club has a great fan base that is well renowned across the country and I am very excited to play for them.” said Denechandra Meitei after signing the deal.

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JOBBY JUSTIN EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN


01.08.20: ATK Mohun Bagan today renews the contract of striker Joby Justin for 2 more years until 2022.
26 year old striker Jobby joined ATK in the last season from East Bengal. In 2018-19 season with East Bengal, he scored 9 goals in 17 matches in the I-League. He played 10 matches for ATK in last season with 1 goal and 1 assists.
Jobby told to club after signing - "I am so happy and proud to join ATK Mohun Bagan FC in creating history in this new era and to sparkle goals to the City of Joy."

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CHURCHILL BROTHERS SIGNED KAMRAN FAROOQUE


01.08.20: Churchill Brothers announced the signing for defender Kamran Farooque for the upcoming season.
Kamran was the skipper of Mohammedan Sporting club last season when they played Durand Cup and CFL Premier. Kamran Joined Mohammedan Sporting from Ozone FC Bengaluru. 24 year old defender from Bengal will be Churchill Brothers's 3rd signing this season from Bengal after 2 goal keepers Debnath Mondal and Shilton Paul.

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