INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE 2018-19
MATCH : 34
11.11.2018 : KERALA BLASTERS 1-3 FC GOA (FT)
FCG : FERRAN COROMINAS (11',45+2'), MANVIR SINGH (67')
KER : NICOLA KRCMAREVIC (90+2')
Man of the Match : Ferran Corominas - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa
Limitless Player: Seriton Fernandes - FC GOA
Winning pass of the match : Ahmed Jahouh - FC GOA
Emerging player : Mohammad Nawaz - FC GOA
KBFC : Naveen, Krcmarevic, Stojanovic, Poplatnik, Prasanth, Rakip, Anas, Kizito, Halicharan, Sandesh, Lalruatthara.
FCG : Nawaz, Jahouh, Corominas, Brandon, Jackichand, Pena, Seriton, Bedia, Lenny, Mourtada, Ali.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa registered a comfortable 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday after a contest which saw both teams go all out for the three points. Despite some commendable effort levels from both sides, it was the visitors who took their chances in front of goal and secured the win. Striker Ferran Corominas bagged a brace and young forward Manvir Singh scored the third for the Gaurs. Kerala pulled back a late consolation goal through Nikola Krcmarevic.
After the match, Kerala's local hero CK Vineeth and Goa's Brandon Fernandes joined Paul Masefield and Khuri Irani for the post-match interview and Vineeth had some interesting views to share about the match. Talking about the impact of the loss on Kerala's season, Vineeth said, "We lost two in a row and I think we need points on the board and we don't have that." A disappointed Vineeth reminisced further on tonight's loss against the Gaurs and added, "We made them look good. We didn't hold the ball in the midfield and conceded two silly goals that made us drop the points."
Asked about his reaction to Vineeth's claims, Brandon replied, "We stuck to our plan and kept the possession that made them defend. Our strength is to keep the ball and create chances. That's what we did and maybe what Vineeth said is right."
Kerala fell two goals behind in the first-half, but looked a much more organised side in the second-half. Analysing the shift of momentum, Vineeth, who was a second-half substitute, said, "In the first-half, we didn't pressurise them enough in their third and we waited in our half for them to come. That helped them keep the ball all the way. (Ahmed) Jahouh was playing, Edu Bedia was playing and it was like 10-15 passes every time. We didn't put pressure on them in their half. In the second-half, we did that and played well."
Vineeth had a couple of good chances to score late in the game but couldn't make the most out of these. The striker talked about these misses and said that things were not going his way. "I don't know what to say. Nothing is going in for me nowadays."
Brandon was asked about the effect of Sergio Lobera's brand of coaching on the team, to which he said, "He is always backing us. Even when we make a mistake, he doesn't shout at us. He always motivates us and it helps us on the pitch."
Vineeth concluded his part of the interview by talking about the amazing home support in Kerala. "As I always say, this crowd is amazing. Playing in front of them is amazing. Almost everyone wants to play in front of them. Everyone in India and everyone coming to the Hero ISL," the Kerala Blasters man said.
Brandon also shed some light on how difficult it was for an opposing team to play in front of the crowd in Kochi. "It's always difficult to play in this type of stadium. In the dressing room, we wanted that first goal. If we got that first goal, things change here. If they had the first goal, the pressure would have been on us. We got the first, and then the second, but we weren't happy. We came out in the second-half and finally got the third goal and only then, could we relax," the young midfielder revealed.
09.11.2018 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC 0-1 MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)
MCFC: ARNOLD ISSOKO(4').
NEUFC : Pawan, Reagan , Grgic, Leudo, Robert, Rowllin , Lalthathanga, Tlang, Gallego, Mascia, Ogbeche.
MCFC : Amrinder, Souvik, Goian, Lourenco, Subhasish, Sehnaj, Machado, Milan, Issoko, Sougou, Bastos.
REFEREE: A ROWAN.
BELOW I-LEAGUE 2018-19 FULL FIXTUREOCTOBER - 2018
26-10-18 CHENNAI CITY FC - (5.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
27-10-18 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
27-10-18 GOKULAM KERALA FC - (5.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
28-10-18 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
28-10-18 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
31-10-18 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
31-10-18 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA FC
NOVEMBER - 2018
01-11-18 CHENNAI CITY - (5.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
01-11-18 SHILLONG LAJONG - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
03-11-18 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
04-11-18 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
05-11-18 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
06-11-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
07-11-18 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
09-01-19 INDIAN ARROWS - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
10-11-18 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
10-11-18 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
11-11-18 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
11-11-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
13-11-18 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY FC
15-11-18 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
16-11-18 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY FC
18-11-18 GOKULAM KERALA - (7.30 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB FC
20-11-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
24-11-18 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
23-11-18 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB FC
24-11-18 CHENNAI CITY - (5.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
25-11-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
25-11-18 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
30-11-18 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
DECEMBER - 2018
01-12-18 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
01-12-18 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
02-12-18 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
04-12-18 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
05-12-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
07-12-18 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
08-12-18 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
09-12-18 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
11-12-18 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
14-12-18 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
15-12-18 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
15-12-18 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
16-12-18 MINERVA PUNJAB - (2.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
16-12-18 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
19-12-18 MINERVA PUNJAB - (2.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
20-12-18 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
21-12-18 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA FC
22-12-18 CHENNAI CITY FC - (7.30 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
23-12-18 NEROCA - (2.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB FC
23-12-18 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
28-12-18 NEROCA - (2.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
28-12-18 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
29-12-18 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA FC
29-12-18 CHENNAI CITY - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG FOOTBALL CLUB
30-12-18 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
JANUARY - 2019
04-01-19 CHENNAI CITY FC - (7.30 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
04-01-19 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
05-01-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
05-01-19 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
06-01-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (2.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
10-01-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (2.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
11-01-19 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
12-01-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (2.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
13-01-19 SHILLONG LAJONG - (2.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
14-01-19 CHENNAI CITY FC - (7.30 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
18-01-19 CHENNAI CITY FC - (7.30 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
18-01-19 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
19-01-19 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
19-01-19 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
19-01-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (7.30 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
25-01-19 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
26-01-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
27-01-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
27-01-19 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
28-01-19 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
30-01-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
31-01-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
FEBRUARY - 2019
01-02-19 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
01-02-19 MINERVA PUNJAB - (2.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
05-02-19 SHILLONG LAJONG - (2.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
06-02-19 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
06-02-19 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
07-02-19 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
09-01-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (2.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
09-02-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
10-02-19 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
10-02-19 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC
11-02-19 INDIAN ARROWS - (5.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
11-02-19 NEROCA FC - (2.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
14-02-19 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
16-02-19 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
16-02-19 GOKULAM KERALA - (5.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
17-02-19 REAL KASHMIR - (2.00 pm) - VS MINERVA PUNJAB
17-02-19 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS CHURCHILL BROTHERS
18-02-19 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY FC
21-02-19 EAST BENGAL - (5.00 pm) - VS AIZAWL FC.
22-02-19 SHILLONG LAJONG - (5.00 pm) - VS GOKULAM KERALA
23-02-19 MINERVA PUNJAB FC - (2.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
24-02-19 CHENNAI CITY FC - (5.00 pm) - VS MOHUN BAGAN
24-02-19 INDIAN ARROWS - (2.00 pm) - VS REAL KASHMIR
28-02-19 MOHUN BAGAN - (5.00 pm) - VS INDIAN ARROWS
MARCH - 2019
01-03-19 CHURCHILL BROTHERS - (5.00 pm) - VS CHENNAI CITY
02-03-19 AIZAWL FC - (2.00 pm) - VS SHILLONG LAJONG
03-03-19 GOKULAM KERALA FC - (5.00 pm) - VS NEROCA FC
03-03-19 MINERVA PUNJAB - (2.00 pm) - VS EAST BENGAL
FOOTBALL :TRANSFER - MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG
Chennaiyin FC sign India U-19 internationals Rahim Ali, Abhijit Sarkar & Deepak Tangri
05.09.2018 - CFC PRESS RELEASE : Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce the signing of teenagers Rahim Ali (18), Abhijit Sarkar (18) and Deepak Tangri (19) on three-year deals each. The trio will be loaned back to the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s developmental outfit Indian Arrows for the upcoming 2018-19 I-League season. All three are current India U-19 internationals with Abhijit and Rahim also representing the country in last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.
“It is our constant endeavour at Chennaiyin FC to nurture young talent and provide them with the best platform to grow further. We are very proud to have as many as 13 players across all national teams of the country. The signing of Abhijit, Rahim and Deepak is yet another mark of our commitment towards youth development. We look forward to them joining us next year after another season with Indian Arrows where I am sure they will continue to develop under the guidance of AIFF and its coaches,” said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Mrs. Vita Dani.
Both Abhijit and Rahim are products of AIFF’s Elite Academy while Deepak got his early football education at Chandigarh Football Academy and then in the youth system of Mohun Bagan. Rahim is a centre forward who hails from West Bengal and like Deepak, has previously played for Mohun Bagan at youth level. He featured in all three of India’s matches at the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup and was a regular starter under Luis Norton de Matos for Indian Arrows in last season’s I-League.
Abhijit, also from West Bengal, is a very versatile player in the attacking third as he can operate both as an attacking midfielder and upfront. He played in the fixtures against USA and Colombia at the U-17 World Cup. He was Arrows’ highest scorer in the I-League, netting four goals.
Punjab boy Deepak signed for Indian Arrows last season and was a key figure for them in the I-League. Although naturally a defender, Arrows mainly used Deepak as a defensive midfielder due to his physical presence. He has gone on to become a youth international for India, recently scoring in the 2-1 win over the Argentina U20s last month in the COTIF Cup in Spain.
Jamshedpur FC Sign Tim Cahill as Marquee Player
01.09.2018 : Jamshedpur FC have signed Australian star Tim Cahill ahead of the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) season. Cahill becomes the seventh foreign signing for Jamshedpur FC. On 16 July 2018, Cahill announced his retirement from international football. He played for Melbourne City - Australia, Shanghai Shenhua - China, New York Red Bulls - USA, Everton - England, Milwall - England and also played 4 world Cup ( 2006-2010-2014 and 2018) for Austraia National Team. He alos played 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for Austraia.
Cahill is the all-time leading goalscorer for Australia, having scored 50 goals in 107 caps between 2004 and 2018. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals by any Australian in the World Cup with five goals. ISL side Jasmhedpur FC will start their pre-season in Spain.
Chennaiyin FC sign Palestine forward Carlos Antonio Salom
31.08.2018: CFC PRESS RELEASE : – Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce the signing of Argentine-born Palestine forward Carlos Antonio Salom Zulema on a season-long loan from Thailand League One outfit Bangkok United. The 31-year-old forward has represented Palestine at international level and is CFC’s seventh and final foreign signing ahead of their title defence in the 2018-19 Indian Super League campaign.
Born and raised in Argentina, Salom began his professional club career in 2005 at Sacachispas FC in the Argentina Primera C league before earning a move to Spain’s Rayo Vallecano. In 2007 he returned to Argentina and joined Barracas Central in the Primera C before enjoying a year at Peruvian top-flight outfit Cienciano. After another short spell at former club Sacachispas in 2009, Salom rejoined Barracas and helped them win qualification to Primera B by scoring 17 goals in 16 appearances, winning the league’s golden boot in the process.
His performances in his second stint at Barracas earned him moves to Argentine top-flight sides Olimpio and All Boys, before a spell with Deportes Concepcion in Chile’s second division. Salom then went on to have a three year spell at Union Espanola in Chile’s top tier, also featuring for them in the Copa Libertadores.
Salom had a brief spell with Mexican top tier outfit Puebla, following which he signed with Bangkok United earlier this year. He is of Palestine origin and made his international debut for Palestine in a friendly against Tajikistan two years ago.
34-Year-Old Centre-Back Albert Serran SIGN IN BENGALURU FC
31.8.18: Bengaluru Football Club, on Friday, announced the signing of 34-year-old centre-back Albert Serran, ahead of their Indian Super League campaign, set to kick off in a month’s time. A widely travelled defender, Serran joins the Blues as their seventh foreign signing, having turned out for Carles Cuadrat’s men in two pre-season friendlies, against Villarreal CF B and FC Barcelona B.
Born in Barcelona, Serran is a product of RCD Espanyol’s youth system and appeared in three La Liga games during his time with the Periquitos. In 2008, Serran signed a three-year deal with Swansea City, then in the Football League Championship. Serran left Swansea in 2011 and went on to play for AEK Larnaca, Alcorcon, Anorthosis Famagusta and Doxa Katokopia, before joining Albanian Superliga champions FK Kukesi in 2017. Serran’s most recent contract was with Morrocon side Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.
Having bowed out of the 2018 AFC Cup with a 5-2 aggregate loss to Altyn Asyr FK, the Blues prepare for their Indian Super League opener, against Chennaiyin FC, at the Kanteerava Stadium on September 30.
ATK CONFIRMED THEIR FINAL FOREIGN SIGNING
28.8.18: ATK signed Brazilian striker Éverton Santos for the upcoming season. He played for Mumbai CIty FC in the last season where he scored 7 goals in his 18 appearances.
NORTHEAST UNITED SIGNED COLOMBIAN MIDFIELDER
28.8.18: NorthEast United signed Colombian midfielder José David Leudo. 24 year old Jose played different clubs in COlombia, Uruguay, Mexico, Argentina.
NORTHEAST UNITED SIGNED URUGUAYAN STRIKER
27.8.18: NorthEast United FC confirmed the signing of 24 year old Uruguayan striker Juan Cruz Mascia. 24 year old striker played different clubs of Uruguay before joining ISL Side.
NORTHEAST UNITED CONFIRMED THEIR FIRST FOREIGN SIGNING
25.8.18: NorthEast United FC signed Nigerian forward Bartholomew Ogbeche for the upcoming season of Indian Super League. 33 year old Ex-PSG product played several clubs in Spain, France, UAE, Spain, Netherlands.
Brazilian defender Eli Sabia rejoins Chennaiyin FC
Chennaiyin FC Press Release - 25.8.18: Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce the signing of Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on a one-year contract. The 29-year-old center-back makes a comeback to the club, having made 11 appearances for CFC in the 2016 ISL campaign. He last played for Al-Raed FC in the Saudi Arabian top tier.
“I am very happy to return to Chennaiyin FC. I always felt at home during my first stint with the club, and I am looking forward to working with John (Gregory) and my teammates. I know many of the boys from before and can see that the family atmosphere within the club has remained intact. Even though I moved to another country I had been following the team’s fortunes last season so I am determined to help the club retain the title and can’t wait to meet the fans back home in Chennai,” said a buzzing Eli on his return to the club.
Head Coach John Gregory shared his satisfaction on the new signing, “Eli is physically strong and has a commanding presence at the back. He has played for the club before and knows what it means to be wearing these colours. He was playing in one of the top leagues of Asia and has all the qualities to play an integral role in our title defence.”
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Eli began his career at local club Paulista, progressing through the youth ranks before appearing for the senior team. He had several high-profile loan spells during his time at Paulista, with one of them at Swiss top division outfit FC Lausanne in 2007-08 besides stints at Brazilian giants Santos and Atletico Paranaense.
Following his first-ever season in Indian football back in the third season of the ISL, Eli moved to Brazilian club Sertaozinho FC before switching to Al-Raed in Saudi Arabia. Eli returns to CFC on the back of 21 league appearances for Al-Raed which also saw him score one goal.
The defender has already joined the pre-season training base of the two-time ISL champions in Malaysia and was presented the number 13 jersey by coach Gregory on Saturday.
DELHI DYNAMOS ROPE IN SPANISH DEFENDER
23.8.18: Delhi Dynamos signed Spanish defender Martí Crespí for the upcoming season. RCD Mallorca youth product 31 year old defender played several clubs in Spain, Ukraine, Chile, China.
EAST BENGAL ROPE IN SPANISH DEFENDER
23.8.18: After the inclusion of Jonny Acosta, Costa Rican central defender East Bengal rope in Spanish defender Broza Gomes Perez to strengthen their fortress. Perez had the experience of playing in La liga and played in clubs like Rayo Vallacano,Granada CF,Hercules CF, CD Lugo, Real Oviedo and AD Alcorcon. Parez played in Ukranian premier league club FC Karpatty Livv. Perez's last club was UD San Sabestian.
Perez is likely to arrive in the city shortly.
FC PUNE CITY SIGNS JONATHAN VILA
23.08.2018 FC Pune City today announced the signing of the Spanish defensive midfielder Jonathan Vila.
Celta de Vigo product Jonathan made his La Liga debut in 2006 including playing the UEFA Cup 2006-07. He played Israeli side Beitar Jerusalem FC and Spanish side Recreativo de Huelva later on.
EAST BENGAL WITHDRAW OFFER FROM GAMBO MUHAMMAD
QEB PRESS RELEASE: 22.08.2018 Quess East Bengal FC (QEBFC) today announced the withdrawal of its offer to Nigerian international footballer and prolific striker, Gambo Muhammad, due to prolonged delay in the issuance of his Professional Employment VISA as per procedures of the Indian Embassy in Nigeria. This decision has been taken keeping the best interests of Quess East Bengal FC fans and supporters in mind. Earlier this week, Gambo Muhammad was signed by QEBFC for the 2018-19 football season.
The delay in issuance of his Professional Employment VISA will result in violation of FIFA international player registration norms. Quess East Bengal FC is mindful of the fact that this delay has the potential to affect the professional football career of the concerned player and the formation of the Quess East Bengal FC entity itself for the current football season. Hence, it has taken the decision to withdraw the offer to the player.
FC PUNE CITY SIGNS MATTHEW MILLS
21.08.018:FC Pune City signed English Centre back Matthew Mills. 32 year old Ex-Manchester City player Mills have a huge experience in English football with several year in Premier League and Championship level.
ALEJANDRO MENENDEZ THE SPANISH COACH TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
KFC NEWS DESK - 20.8.18: East Bengal are now set to sign Alejandro Menendez Gracia, the experienced Spanish coach in a long term basis. According to the sources the talks are almost at the final stage and Menendez will sign the agreement shortly and like to take charge of Red and Gold at the end of this month.
Alejandro Menendez a fifty two years old Spanish coach had the experience to work with Real Madrid youth side, Real Madrid Castilla as well as the Asian clubs like Shaanxi Wuzhou of China and Burriam of Thailand. Menendez can be reckoned as the most high profile coach in the history of East Bengal as well as in the Indian football.
It has been learnt that Menendez will be in charge of the senior team of the club but he will going to work as a adviser with the youth teams and in the youth development programme. Alejandro Menendez will join with his two assistants, one Video analyst and physical trainer. East Bengal are in a target to participate in ISL and I league simultaneously from 2019-20 and the joining of Menendez is the first step towards that.
What will be the role of current Technical Director Subash Bhowmick, coach Bastab Roy and Ranjan Chowdhury after the joining of the Spanish coach and his team. It is million dollar question in Kolkata maidan now.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED RAFAEL
20.08.018: Mumbai City FC announced the signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder Rafael Bastos on a one-year deal. 33 yer old forward several football clubs in Brazil, Romania, Japan, Saudi Arab, Bulgeria, Thailand.
CENTER BACK EDUARDO SIGNS WITH THE ORANGE BRIGADE
20.08.018: For East Bengal, Mohun Bagan Eduardo Soares Ferreira signs for Neroca FC for the upcoming season. 34 year old Brazilian centre back came to India in 2016 to play for FC Pune City.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED MARKO KLISURA
19.08.018: Mumbai City FC signed 25 year old Sebian defender Marko Klisura for the one year deal. Last year he played for Serbian Super Liga side Bačka BP, later he joined Uzbekistan football club Buxoro.
NIGERIAN STRIKER MUMAMMED GAMBO JOINS EAST BENGAL
KFC NEWS DESK-19.8.18 East Bengal confirms the signing of Nigerian striker Muhammed Gambo for the season 2018-19. In a press release East Bengal stated that the thirty years old Nigerian striker joined the club after his ten years long relation with the premier division club of Nigeria Kano Pillars.
Muhammed Gambo has won three NPFL titles with the Kano Pillars in his 10+ year association with the club. One of the cult heroes for his fans, the 30-year-old skipper has played for the CAF Champions League and was also part of Nigeria Football Team aka Super Eagles, in the match against world champions Spain at the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup in Brazil. His first international goal, however, was for Nigeria's B team in the CAF CHAN qualifier against Cote d'Ivoire at Kaduna.
In his massage Muhammed Gambo said, "It is a great pleasure to be associated with the legendary club and I am excited to keep living my passion for football and keep performing well as we strike more goals together."
It is a good gain for East Bengal after Jonny Acosta, the central defender of Costa Rica joined.Gambo will have to pass in the medical test and will sign only after the international clearance and immigration.
AIZAWL FC SIGNS GOVIN SINGH
18.08.018: Aizawl FC signs 30-year old defender Govin Singh. Govin played for several Indian clubs like Churchill Brothers, East Bengal, Salgaocar, Shillong Lajong, Delhi Dynamos. He played for Neroca FC in the last season.
ATK SIGNS ANDRE BIKEY
18.08.018: ATK signed Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming season. 33 year old ex- English Premier League defender Bikey played for several Indian Super League clubs like NorthEast United FC, FC Pune City, Jamshedpur FC.
ATK will travel to Spain on 21st August for their pre-season under head coach Steve Coppell.
NEROCA FC SIGNS ITALIAN GOALKEEPER
18.08.018: Neroca FC signs Italian goalkeeper Mauro Boerchio. Mauro played for Maldivian Dhivehi Premier League side Maziya A & RC in the last season.
DELHI DYNAMOS SIGNS ANDRIJA
17.08.018: Delhi Dynamos signed Serbian International striker Andrija Kaluđerović. Top scorer of New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix in the last season, 31 year old Serbian star joined ISL side.
Andrija added "I am excited to have joined a new league and a new team in Delhi Dynamos. The popularity of ISL is for everyone to see and a lot of foreign players are here so I am no stranger to this competition. I want to give my best and hopefully we will have a good season."
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNS MATIAS
17.08.018:Mumbai City FC announced the signing of Uruguayan Matias Mirabaje on a one-year deal. 29 year old attacking midfielder played for Delhi Dynamos in the last year of Indian Super League.
ELCHO WILL BE NEW HEAD COACH OF NORTHEAST UNITED FC
17.08.018: NorthEast United announced their new head coach Eelco Schattorie for the upcoming season of Indian Super League. Elcho was the Assistant Coach of last season.
UEFA Pro-licence holder, Eelco said: "Firstly I would like to thank the management for giving me the opportunity of becoming the Head Coach of NorthEast United. I am ready to "take the bull by the horns" as I always like to say! I'm not a very diplomatic person, I always like to work hard and make things happen on the field. The only thing that I care about is my players, the club and the supporters." Speaking about the upcoming season, he added: "Hopefully it's going to be a beautiful season and I'm looking forward to meeting the fans back in Guwahati and lets make it a beautiful journey!"
GRANT WILL BE ADVISER OF NORTHEAST UNITED FC
16.08.018: Avram Grant has taken up the role of an Advisor to the club. Avram was the Advisor since January 2017 before taking on the role as Manager for the remainder of the season where he earned our first home win of the 2017-18 campaign with an emphatic victory over Chennaiyin FC.
Speaking to NEUFC Media, Avram said, "I am happy to take on the role as Advisor and friend to the club and assist them in pursuing their aim of reaching the very top of Indian Football."
FC GOA SIGNED MIGUEL PALANCA
14.08.018: Ex-Real Madrid player Miguel Palanca signs for FC Goa. 30 year old left winger was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth ranks. He played different clubs in Autralia, Poland and Cyprus
Miguel Palanca expressed his delight after putting pen to paper on a new contract. “I am extremely delighted to be signing for FC Goa. The club’s past record in the league and the players who are already there along with the overall project are what attracted me the most and I can’t wait to get started in the ISL.”
NORTHEAST UNITED FC SIGNS RUPERT
14.08.018: NorthEast United FC signs 21 year old midfielder Rupert Nongrum. Shillong Lajong midfielder Rupert played for ATK in the last season.
MUMBAI CITY FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW COACH
14.08.018: Mumbai City FC announced the appointment of Jorge Costa as their new head coach. Portuguese International football Jorge played for FC Porto for 15 years. After taking retirement in 2006 he have managed several clubs in Portugal, Romania including Gabon National team.
DELHI DYNAMOS SIGNED FRANCISCO
13.08.018: Delhi Dynamos signed Spanish goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro. 33 year old experienced keeper Francisco played for Spanish Segunda División side Lorca FC in the last season.
AIZAWL FC SIGN GURPREET
13.08.018: Aizawl FC signs 23 year old goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh. Gurpreet played for NorthEast United in the last season.
SENA FANAI SIGNS FOR MINERVA PUNJAB FC
12.08.018: former Aizawl FC and Chennai City FC midfielder Sena Fanai signs for Minerva Punjab FC.
“First of all, it is an honour to play for the champions. Also, we are going to play in the AFC Champions League. I have already played in this competition and by the grace of god, I have been given this opportunity to be one of those few players who have played in the Asian Champions league with 2 different teams” - Sena quoted after joining I-League Champion side in MPFC Press.
DELHI DYNAMOS SIGN RENE MIHELIC
11.08.018: Delhi Dynamos signed Slovenian playmaker Rene Mihelic on a one-year contract today. Rene played for Chennaiyin FC in the last season.
“Mihelic is a player we had identified from the start because he offers a lot both from dead ball situations and from open play. His creativity from the midfield will add extra quality for us when going forward. He is a motivated player who wants to build on his past success,” Dynamos Head Coach Josep Gombau said.
“I want to thank Dynamos and coach Gombau for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. I’ve played against them in the past and this is a team that is determined and hard to break so I am excited to have joined a fantastic group of players and staff,” Mihelic said.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED SPANISH TRIO BEFORE THEIR PRESEASON AT MADRID
11.08.018: Jamshedpur FC signed Spanish trio Carlos Calvo, Pablo Morgado & Sergio Cidoncha for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.
32 year old winger Carlos played for Spanish 2nd division side Recreativo de Huelva. Right winger Pablo joined here from Spanish 3rd division side La Nucia. 27 year old attacking midfielder Sergio played for Spanish 2nd division side SD Ponferradina.
Jamshedpur FC will depart for Madrid, Spain on the 14th August 2018 to take part in the pre-season camp. The will train at the Los Ángeles de San Rafael facility in Spain. The team will be playing five practice matches in the duration of a month-long tour against the likes of Atletico de Madrid ‘B’, Gimnastica Segoviana, Torrelodones C.F., C.D. Mostoles URJC. etc.
FC PUNE CITY APPOINTS NEW COACH
09.08.018: FC Pune City appoints new Spanish coach Miguel Angel Portugal for the upcoming season. Ex-Real Madrid player Miguel was ex-coach of Delhi Dynamos in 2017-18 season.
DELHI DYNAMOS RESIGNS MARCOS
09.08.018: Delhi Dynamos resigns Spanish midfielder Marcos Tebar for the upcoming season. Marcos played for Delhi Dynamos in 2016-17 season.
ROBERTS EXTENDS HIS STAY AT NORTHEAST UNITED FC
09.08.018: 29 year old left back Robert Lalthlamuana extends his stay at NorthEast United for one more season.
MINERVA PUNJAB FC SIGN NIGERIAN PHILIP NJOKU FROM FINLAND PREMIER DIVISION CLUB FC INTER TURKU
07.08.018: Minerva Punjab FC roped in Nigerian attacking midfielder Philip Njoku from Finnish Premier Division club FC Inter Turku for the upcoming Hero I-League and AFC Cup season.
22 year old striker Philip will replace Kassim Aidara who have joined East Bengal this season. “I’m happy to join this team as it is very good. It’s my first time in India and the team has already made me feel like family here.” quoted Philip after joining I_League champion side.
Minerva Punjab FC Owner and Director Ranjit Bajaj added “We’re excited to have Philip in our squad. He is young, strong and adds a lot of pace to the team. We’re looking forward to having him at the club for a long time.”
AIZAWL FC SIGN DAVID
07.08.018: Aizawl FC signed winger David Lalbiakzara for the upcoming season. David played for Neroca FC in last two season. He played for Mohun Bagan in 2010-11 Calcutta Football League.
Chennaiyin FC sign Spanish-born Italian midfielder Andrea Orlandi.
CFC PRESS RELEASE 06.08.018: Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC are excited to announce the arrival of Spanish-born Italian midfielder Andrea Orlandi on a one-year deal. The 34-year-old joins CFC on a free transfer after a spell with Italian Serie B side Novara.
Orlandi, who is set to adorn the No. 10 jersey, is naturally left-footed and can operate in attacking midfield as well as on the wings besides being a threat from set-pieces.
New signing Orlandi, who had a brief spell with FC Barcelona early in his career, will embark on his first stint in Asia and India. Orlandi will join a familiar face in CFC right-back and fan favourite Inigo Calderon, with whom he played in his formative years at Spanish side Alaves and then later at Brighton & Hove Albion in England’s Championship from 2012 to 2014.
“I am really excited to come to India and play for the champions. I am close friends with Calde and as a result I did watch quite a bit of Chennaiyin last season. What Calde said about the bond in the dressing room and the positive atmosphere surrounding the entire club helped me make the decision to move. I’ve also had a good chat with John (Gregory) and I am looking forward to giving my 100% in helping the team retain the ISL title,” said an elated Orlandi on joining the club.
“In Andrea (Orlandi), we have a top-class professional with not just tremendous work ethic but also a vibrant personality. I know him very well from his playing career in England. An addition like him gives our squad more depth and creativity as we look to defend the title” Head Coach John Gregory said.
An Italian national who was born and raised in Barcelona, Orlandi began his career at Alaves in 2002 before going on loan to Barcelona where he made one senior appearance for the Catalan giants and played several games for the Barca B side. He moved to Swansea City in 2007, where he spent five years and also played in the Premier League for the Welsh club.
Orlandi then had a two-year spell at Brighton & Hove Albion before spending a season at Blackpool. He then played in the Cypriot top-flight for Anorthosis Famagusta followed by APOEL Nicosia
FC GOA SIGNS CARLOS PENA
06.08.2018 : Spanish left back Carlos Peña signs for FC Goa for the upcoming season of Indian Super League. Barcelona product Carlos played for different Spanish clubs like Getafe, Albacete, Valladolid. He represents Spain in different age ground teams like U19, U20, U21.
PRATESH RETURNS BACK TO FC GOA
03.08.2018 : Midfielder Pratesh Shirodkar rejoins FC Goa for one more season. Pratesh played for Mumbai FC in the last season.
FC PUNE CITY SIGNED HUME
02.08.2018 :FC Pune City signed Canadian striker Iain Hume. Hume played for Kerala Blasters and ATK. Played 2 season each for both Kerala Blasters and ATK, Hume scored 28 goals so far.
"Delighted to have signed for FC Pune City for this, my 5th Indian Super League. Thanks to all at the club for showing faith in me, I can’t wait to be back fighting for the shirt. Looking forward to meeting all my new teammates for pre-season now! See you all soon!" - quotes Hume after joining ISL side.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED BIPIN
01.08.2018 : Mumbai City FC signed midfielder Bipin Singh from ATK. Bipin played for Shillong Lajong FC for 5 years before joining to ATK.
GOKULAM KERALA FC RETAINS USMAN
01.08.2018 : Gokulam Kerala FC retains attacking midfielder Usman Ashik for one more season. Local lad Usman joined Gokulam Kerala FC last season from Mohammedan SC.
MOHAMMEDAN SC SIGN 6 FT 5 IN STRIKER STEPHEN HARRY
01.08.2018 : MSC PRESS RELEASE : Mohammedan Sporting Club have secured the services of Nigerian striker Emenka Stephen Harry for the forthcoimg 2018/19 Calcutta Premier Division 'A'.
Known for his towering 6 ft 5 in frame, Stephen joins the Black Panthers as an replacement for Zikahi Leonce Dodoz, who suffered a serious ankle injury at Mohammedan Sporting’s residential training camp in Kalyani and ruled out for the entire campaign.
Stephen has been training with the Black Pnathers' first team since Monday and after evaluating his fitness level for last three days the technical team of Raghu Nandi and Sudip Sarkar decided to include him in the roster.
The 28-year-old began his career with Nigerian 2nd tier club Babanawa FC in 2007 before joining Nigerian Premier League club Abia Warriors next season. The striker moved to India with Delhi Super League club Shahdra FC in 2012 and went on to play for the likes of Indian Bank, Gangtok Himalayan FC and Delhi United. He last turned out for Rangdajied United in 2017/18 Shillong Premier League where he scored 11 goals in 14 appearances.
"I know Dodoz for a long time and I wish him a speedy recovery. It would be really difficult to replace a player him but I am here to do my best for the team," said Stephen.
Interestingly, Dodoz and Stephen played together for Gangtok Himalayan FC in 2015/16 2nd Division League.
Mohammedan Sporting will open their campaign in 2018/19 Calcutta Premier Division ‘A’ against Food Corporation of India (FCI) on August 5, 2018 at Mohammedan Sporting Ground.
GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED AJAY
31.07.2018 : : Gokulam Kerala FC signed 29 year old striker Ajay Singh. Ajay played for different clubs like - JCT, Pailan Arrows, Churchill Brothers, Mohammedan SC, Mohun Bagan, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Southern Samity, FC Pune City.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED BIKRAMJEET
30.07.2018 : : Mumbai City FC signed defender Bikramjeet Singh for this season. Bikramjeet played for Mohun Bagan in the last season.
NEROCA FC SIGNED PAITE
30.07.2018 : : Neroca FC signed 21 year old Central midfielder Biaklian Paite from DSK Shivajians. Manipur born DSK Academy product Paite signed for 2 years deal with Neroca FC.
BRAZILIAN DEFENDER GARSON VIERA SIGNED ATK
30.07.2018 : : Two times ISL winner ATK has signed BRAZILIAN DEFENDER GARSON VIERA. Gerson Vieira had earlier captained Brazil in the 2009 Fifa u17 World Cup 2009. He moved to ATK from Mumbai city FC. He first came to play in India for Mumbai City FC in 2016.
FC PUNE CITY SIGNED KEENAN ALMEDIA
30.07.2018 : : THE ISL SIDE FC Pune City today has signed defender Keenan Almeida from Chennaiyin FC for the 2018-19 season. Almeida started his career with Salgaocar, Sporting Goa in I-League to playing before joining FC Goa in 2015 for Indian Super League. After spending two seasons with FC GOA Almeida was picked by Chennaiyin FC in the 2017-18 ISL draft.
NORTHEAST UNITED CONFIRMED THEIR DOMESTIC SIGNINGS SO FAR
28.07.2018 : :NorthEast United FC today confirmed their domestic signings so far for the upcoming season.
1. Kivi Zhimomi - Forward (From Gokulam FC)
2. Nikhil Kadam - Midfielder (From Mohun Bagan)
3. Redeem Tlang - Midfielder (From Shillong Lajong FC)
4. Pawan Kumar - Defender (From FC Pune City)
5. Gurwinder Singh - Defender (From East Bengal)
6. Simranjit Singh - Midfielder (From Delhi Dynamos)
7. Seityasen Singh - Midfielder (From Delhi Dynamos)
8. Provat Lakra - Defender (From Gokulam Kerala FC)
9. Pawan Kumar - Goalkeeper (From Chennaiyin FC)
10. Lalthathanga Khawlhring - Midfielder (Loan Return from Aizawl FC)
11. Girik Khosla - Midfielder (From Minerva Punjab FC)
ALWYN & NIKHIL SIGNS FOR FC PUNE CITY
26.07.2018 : :Alwyn George and Nikhil Poojari signs for FC Pune City for the upcoming season of Indian Super League. Midfielder Alwyn played for Bengaluru FC last season, while Nikhil played for East Bengal last season.
GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED KOCHNEV AND ORTIZ
25.07.2018 : : Gokulam Kerala has signed defenders Evgeniy Kochnev and Fabricio Ortiz ahead of the new I-League season.
25-year-old wing-back from Uzbekistan, Kochnev played in the Uzkbekistan Super League in 2017 with FC Shurtan. 28 year old Argentinian centre-back Ortiz, recently played in the Jordanian Pro League with Shadab Al-Aqaba.
FC GOA EXTENDS CONTRACT OF AHMED
25.07.2018 : : Morocco's International football Ahmed Jahouh extends his stay at FC Goa for one more season. 29 year old defensive midfielder Ahmed signs for FC Goa on loan from Moroccan club Fath Union Sport last year.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED RAVI
25.07.2018 : : Mumbai City FC signed Goalkeeper Ravi Kumar on a 2 year's deal. Ravi played for NorthEast United FC in the last season.
GURWINDER & KIVI SIGNS FOR NORTHEAST UNITED FC
25.07.2018 : : Ex-East Bengal defender Gurwinder Singh signs for NorthEast United FC.
Nagaland's 22 year old striker Kivi Zhimomi signs for NorthEast United FC. Kivi played for Gokulam Kerala FC in the last season.
Chhetri signs on with Bengaluru FC until 2021
24.07.2018 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : : Blues Skipper Extends Current Deal By A Year, Says There Are Many More Memories To Make With A Club That’s Close To His Heart. Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal at the club, the Blues announced on Tuesday. The deal, which adds to his current contract at the club, will see the AIFF Player of the Year be a part of the JSW Group-owned side until the end of the 2020-2021 season.
Thirty-three-year old Chhetri had earlier signed a three-year deal with the Blues ahead of their move to the Indian Super League last season. Chhetri, who is the longest serving player at the club, spoke of his delight at the extension.
Having won the club’s Top Scorer of the Year award for five consecutive seasons, Chhetri is Bengaluru’s highest goal scorer, with 71 goals in 144 appearances.
Bengaluru FC are currently in pre-season training at their residential facilities in Bellary, following which they will fly out to Spain for a preseason camp. The Blues’ first competitive match of the season kicks off in less than a month, when they take on Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FK in a two-legged Inter-Zone semifinal of the AFC Cup, on August 22 and 29
NIKHIL KADAM SIGNS FOR NORTHEAST UNITED
24.07.2018: : Former Mohun Bagan winger Nikhil Kadam signs for NorthEast United. Pune FC product Nikhil played for DSK Shivajians, Mumbai FC and Mohun Bagan so far.
REAGAN SINGH EXTENDS HIS STAY AT NORTHEAST UNITED FOR ONE MORE SEASON
23.07.2018: : Right Back Ragan Singh extends his stay at NorthEast United FC for one more season. This will be his 5th season for North East United.
FC PUNE CITY SIGNED ROBIN SINGH
23.07.2018: : FC Pune City signed Indian International striker Robin Singh for the upcoming season. Robin played for ATK in the last season. Tata Football Academy product Robin played for different clubs of India like - East Bengal, Bengaluru FC, Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa.
CALDERON EXTENDS HIS STAY AT CHENNAIYIN FC
23.07.2018: : Spanish right back Iñigo Calderón signs one year contract extension with Chennaiyin FC. He played 7 matches for Chennaiyin FC and scored 2 goals in the last season for the ISL side.
MOHAMMEDAN SC SIGN STRIKER PRINCEWILL EMEKA
22.07.2018: MSC PRESS RELEASE : Mohammedan Sporting Club have made their fourth and final foreign signing for the forthcoming Calcutta Premier Division - A in the shape of Nigerian striker Princewill Emeka Olariche.
Princewill joins the Ivorian triplet of Leonce Dodoz, Bazie Armand and Lancine Toure as the foreign recruits of Mohammedan Sporting Club. The 26-year-old was an integral part of TRAU FC’s maiden 2nd Division League campaign and has been in red-hot form since the dawn of 2018.
Princewill has scored 7 times in 11 appearances for TRAU in 2017/18 2nd Division League. The enigmatic striker was also the second highest scorer of the league and has established himself as the premier goal poacher during the campaign. Princewill has also played for Neroca FC couple of seasons back. The striker is arriving in Kolkata tomorrow afternoon.
MIDFIELDER BAZIE ARMAND REACH KOLKATA
22.07.2018: MSC PRESS RELEASE Mohammedan Sporting Club’s Ivorian midfielder Bazie Armand has arrived in Kolkata to play the upcoming 2018/19 Calcutta Premier Division - A on Sunday afternoon.
The 26-year-old, who won the I-League for Minerva Punjab last season, was welcomed by Club’s Youth Development Chairman Mr. Hasnain Ahmed and Youth Development Vice-Chairman Mr. Sheikh Wasim Akram at airport.
Known for his dogged displays in the middle of the park, Bazie began his career in India with Rainbow AC in Calcutta Premier Division - A last season, and was signed by East Bengal ahead of 2017/18 I-League.
Despite some decent performances East Bengal released Bazie in January after losing twice against arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in I-League. However, it did not take long for Bazie to found a new home as he was roped by Minerva for whom he eventually won the title.
“I am delighted to sign for Mohammedan Sporting Club. It’s a big club with top players and passionate fans.” said Bazie.
“I can’t wait to get started now. I believe it can be a special season for all of us and I will be working hard to produce the kind of performances that will help us achieve what we are aiming for,” he further added.
NORTHEAST UNITED RETAINS 4 PLAYERS
21.07.2018: NorthEast United retains goalkeeper T P Rehenesh, defender Reagan Singh and midfielder Fanai Lalrempuia, Rowllin Borges for one more season.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED NEW COACH
21.07.2018: Jamshedpur FC announced their new coach César Fernando. Ex-Valencia midfielder César Fernando managed several Spanish clubs including La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
FC GOA SIGNED Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall
20.07.2018: FC GOA PRESS RELESE : FC Goa have announced the signing of Senegalese central defender Mourtada Fall. The 6ft 3inch African is a valuable addition to Sergio Lobera’s men and will provide much needed strength and height in the Gaurs’ back line. Mourtada is known for his ability to react quickly to make tackles and dispossess opposition forward players.
Additionally, he can pass the ball out of defence and start counter-attacks for his team, aiding in a number of goals for the various teams he has played for throughout his career. Fall is also a threat to the opposition at set pieces where his height allows him to tower over opposition defenders to win aerial battles, both while attacking and defending. Fall has also represented his national team, Senegal on three occasions.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED MILAN
20.07.2018: Mumbai City FC signed midfielder Milan Singh Ongnam in 2 years deal from Kerala Blasters FC.
FC GOA SIGNED SENEGALESE DEFENDER
20.07.2018: FC Goa signed Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall for the upcoming season of Indian Super League.
"I am very happy to be signing for FC Goa and have heard many great things about the club and fans from Sergio (Lobera) .I can't start the new adventure with the Gaurs! " - quoted Hall after joining FC Goa.
KERALA BLASTERS FC ANNOUNCED SQUAD AHEAD OF TOYOTA YARIS LA LIGA WORLD
19.07.2018: Kerala Blasters FC announced squad ahead of Toyota Yaris La Liga World. La Liga side Genoa FC and A-League side Melbourne City FC will play in this pre-season tournament. Tournament will start on 24th July.
GOALKEEPER: NAVEEN KUMAR, DHEERAJ SINGH, SUJITH SASIKUMAR
DEFENDER: NEMANJA LAKIC PESIC, CYRIL KALI, LALRUATTHARA, SANDESH JHINGAN, ANAS EDATHODIKA, ABDUL HAKKU, PRITAMKUMAR SINGH, LALTHAKIMA, MOHAMAD RAKIP, JISHNU BALAKRISHNAN
MIDFIELDER: COURAGE PEKUSON, KEZIRON KIZITO, ZAKEER MUNDAMPARA, SAHAL ABDUL SAMAD, DEEPENDRA SINGH NEGI, SURAJ RAWAT, PRASANTH KARUTHADATHKUNI, HALICHARAN NARZARY, MOIRANGTHEM LOKEN MEITEI, HRISHIDHATH N SASIKUMAR, PRAGYAN SUNDAR GOGOI
FORWARD: VINEETH CK, SLAVISA STOJANOVIC, MATEJ POPLATNIK, SEIMINLEN DOUNGEL, SHAIBORLANG KHARPAN, AFDAL VK, JITHIN MS
FC PUNE CITY RETAINED LALCHHUANMAWIA, KAMALJIT, GURTEJ
19.07.2018: FC Pune City retained defender Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Gurtej SIngh and goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh for the upcoming season.
CHENNAI CITY FC SIGNED 9 FOOTBALLERS FOR I-LEAGUE
18.07.2018: Chennai City FC announced the signing of Shine John, Shem Marton, Rajeevan, Ameerudeen, Karthik, Ajith Kumar, Jude Felix Nixon, Pravitto and Pradison from the CFA Sen Div to play in I-League.
MUMBAI CITY FC SIGNED ALEN
17.07.2018: Mumbai City FC signed forward Alen Deory for the 2 years of contract. Alen played for Shillong Lajong in the last few years. Alen is called up recently for preparatory camp of the upcoming SAFF games.
ATK SIGNED LANZAROTE
16.07.2018: ATK announced the signing of it's new winger Manuel Lanzarote for the upcoming season. Spanish player Lanzarote is a product of Barcelona Academy. He played for FC Goa in the last season.
ATK SIGNED NOUSSAIR
13.07.2018: ATK announced the signing of it's new defensive midfielder Noussair El Mimouni to their squad for ISL Season 5 this year. He represented Morocco U21 side.
EAST BENGAL HAS SIGNED 23 PLAYERS (GO BELOW)EB PRESS RELEASE : 12/07/2018 : IFA CFL PREMIER-A defending champions East Bengl Club have registered 23 footballers for the forthcoming Calcutta Football League Premier A at the Indian Football Association (IFA) Office in Kolkata.
The players who got themselves registered are
ABHRA MONDAL ( FROM BENGALURU F.C)
KINSHUK DEBNATH ( FROM MOHUN BAGAN)
SANCHAYAN SAMADDER ( FROM CAL. CUSTOMS)
GAGANDEEP BALI ( FROM MINERVA PUNJAB)
RAKSHIT DAGAR ( FROM MINERVA PUNJAB) LALROZMA FANAI ( FROM AIZAWAL F.C)
KAMAL PREET SINGH( FROM MINERVA PUNJAB)
UBAID CK ( FROM F.C KERALA )
BRANDON REMDIKA (SYAY)
SAMAD ALI MALLICK (SYAY)
MIRSHAD K. (SYAY)
RAHUL GHOSH (SYAY)
KOUSIK SARKAR (SYAY)
SURABUDDIN MOLLICK (SYAY)
RANJAN SINGH SALAM (SYAY)
JOBBY JUSTIN (SYAY)
KH.BIDYA SHAGAR SINGH (SYAY)
MEHTAB SINGH (SYAY)
YAMI LONGVAH (SYAY)
LALRAM CHULLOVA (SYAY)
PRAKASH SARKAR (SYAY)
LALDANMAWIA RALTE (SYAY)
MAHMOUD AL AMNA (SYAY)
FC GOA SIGNED NIRMAL
12.07.2018: FC Goa announced the signing of defender Nirmal Chhetri for the upcoming season. Ex-East Bengal, Mohun Bagan player Nirmal played for Northeast United FC in the last season.
COSTA RICAN WORLD CUPPER JOINS EAST BENGAL
11.07.2018: Quess East Bengal Football Club signed a deal with Costa Rican World Cupper Jonny Acosta Zamora to play in the up coming season. The 34 year old central defender played 72 international matches scored two goals for his country.
This can be rated as on one of the biggest deal in Indian football transfer market. Acosta participated in two World Cups which includes the current years tournament at Russia. Acosta was a regular member of the Costa Rican national team played a memorable match in the Group League stages against Brazil. Brazil scored at the added time of the match. Jonny Acosta was a product of Deportivo Saprissa youth academy started his professional carrier in the year 2004. He joined East Bengal from the Colombian A division club Rionegro Aguilas.
PIC : : twitter.com/aguilasdoradasr
According to the sources Acosta will join Red and Gold in the later part of Kolkata CFL. It is likely that East Bengal will opt to participate in Indian Super League which will be confirm within a very short time.
MOHUN BAGAN HAS SIGNED 22 PLAYERS (GO BELOW)MSC PRESS RELEASE : 11/07/2018 : Mohun Bagab have registered 22 footballers for the forthcoming Calcutta Football League Premier A at the Indian Football Association (IFA) Office in Kolkata.
The players who got themselves registered are
Shilton Paul/ Ricardo Cardozo / Mainka Akuli / Arijit Bagui / Gurjinder Kumar / Eze Kingsley / Amey Ganesh Ranawade / Lalchhawnkima / Shilton D Silva / Mehtab Hossain / Sourav Das / Pintu Mahata/ Tirthankar Sarkar / Abinash Ruidas / William Lalnomfela / M. Basant Singh / Ngraipam Kasomwung / Darren Caldeira / Jiten Murmu / Azaharuddin Mollick / Henry Kisseka
Bengaluru FC re-sign former goalkeeper Soram Poirei
09.07.2018 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of former goalkeeper Soram Anganba Poirei who was part of the squad during 2013-15 seasons, the club announced on Monday. Despite being just 25-years-old, Poirei brings in vast experience having being part of the domestic circuit for nine years now.
The Imphal-born custodian began his youth career with Pune FC in 2009 and was promoted to the first team as a reserve goalkeeper the same year as a 17-year-old. After a two-year spell with the Maharashtra side, Poirei moved to the north-east to join Shillong Lajong FC. A string of impressive performances with Lajong saw him being drafted by the national federation into the Indian Arrows side for the 2012-13 season.
A first choice 'keeper for Arrows, Poirei made 18 appearances helping the young team finish 12th, above Air India FC and United Sikkim FC in the I-League. Poirei's performances under the bar impressed Bengaluru FC who brought him in for their inaugural season in the I-League. In fact, he featured four times in the league for the Blues who romped to the historic I-League title in the 2013-14 season. After being part of the Bengaluru side that won the Federation Cup title and finished runners-up in the league in the 2014-15 season, Poirei moved back to the north-east, this time with Aizawl FC for their first-ever season in the Indian top-flight.
Poirei then joined Delhi Dynamos for the 2016 season of the Indian Super League, making five appearances for the Lions who finished as semifinalists in the competition. He then moved back to Pune, where he began the season as first-choice goalkeeper for DSK Shivajians making a total of seven appearances in the season. At the start of the 2017-18 season, Poirei was signed up by Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan for whom he featured regularly in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division, finishing runners-up in the competition. He was signed by fellow Kolkata side ATK for the latter half of their season where he featured in the final few games of the ISL and the Super Cup.
Chennaiyin FC appoint Englishman Paul Groves as Assistant Coach
09.07.2018 - CFC PRESS RELEASE : Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Englishman Paul Groves as Assistant Coach ahead of its title defence in the upcoming 2018-19 Indian Super League season. 52-year-old Groves, who was last working as first-team coach at Birmingham City last season, replaces compatriot Mark Lillis.
Groves is reunited with Chennaiyin FC Head Coach John Gregory and Sports Scientist Dr. Niall Clark, having worked with the two at Crawley Town in England's League One in the 2014-15 season as first-team coach. Groves joins the duo who signed a one-year extension earlier this year after having guided the club to its second ISL title in March. Local favourite and former India international Syed Sabir Pasha also continues as Assistant Coach.
Groves' lengthy playing career spanning more than 700 professional appearances began at Burton Albion in 1988. He went on to play for Leicester City, Blackpool, West Bromwich Albion, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, York City and Stafford Rangers. He made 454 appearances for Grimsby Town over two stints, becoming player-manager in the latter, from 2001 to 2004.
ZAKEER SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
09.07.2018:Kerala boy Zakeer Mundampara signs for Kerala Blasters FC. Midfielder Zakeer played for Mumbai City FC in the last season.
GABRIEL & SHANKAR SIGNS FOR FC PUNE CITY
09.07.2018: Gabriel Fernandes and Shankar Sampingiraj signs for FC Pune City for the upcoming season. Winger Gabriel played for East Bengal in the last season. Midfielder Shankar played for ATK in the last season from ISL draft.
MATEJ SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
08.07.2018: Slovenian forward Matej Poplatnik signs for Kerala Blasters FC. Matej played for Slovenian PrvaLiga side NK Triglav Kranj.
RALTE SIGNS FOR FC GOA
08.07.2018: Lalthuammwia Ralte signs for FC Goa . Goalkeeper Ralte played for Bengaluru FC in the last season.
"Very excited to have joined FC Goa. Can't wait for the season to begin. "- quoted Ralte in Twitter after joining FC Goa.
SALVISA SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
07.07.2018: Slaviša Stojanović signs for Kerala Blasters FC. Serbian striker played for Radnički Niš in the last season.
BENGALURU FC SIGNED SPAINISH winger Francisco Hernandez Marcos
06.07.2018 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru Football Club have roped in winger Francisco 'Xisco' Hernandez Marcos on a one-year-deal, the club announced on Thursday. The 28-year-old winger who can also operate as a second striker and a playmaker becomes the sixth foreigner in the current squad and ninth Spaniard to play for the Blues since 2013.
Born in Palma in Mallorca, Xisco came through the youth ranks of local giants RCD Mallorca before making his senior debut with the reserves in the 2008–09 season. After a two-year spell with the reserves, he moved to CD Puertollano in Segunda División B the following season before returning to Mallorca B in 2011. His second spell with the Balearic Island giants saw him finally break into the first team playing in the Copa Del Rey against fellow La Liga giants Sporting Gijon. Xisco then played for Lleida Esportiu (2012-13), CD Atlético Baleares (2013-14) and CF Reus Deportiu (2014-15) in the following seasons netting a total of 17 goals in 82 league appearances in Segunda B.
After short spell with Gimnàstic de Tarragona (2016) in the Segunda División, he returned to Atlético Baleares midway through the season. His second spell with the Mallorca-based side saw him notch up 21 league goals in 66 league appearances. In fact, during the 2016-17 season, Xisco was an ever-present figure in the Baleares squad featuring 36 times and scoring 13 goals to help them finish fourth and seal qualification to the promotion play-offs and the Copa Del Rey.
YU KUBOKI SIGNS FOR MINERVA PUNJAB FC
06.07.2018: Minerva Punjab FC announced their first signing of the season, as Japanese forward Yu Kuboki joins the side. Yu played for Sydney Olympic FC.
RAYNIER SIGNS FOR MUMBAI CITY FC
06.07.2018: Mumbai born player Raynier Fernandes signs for his home town Indian Super League side Mumbai CIty FC. Midfielder Raynier played for Mohun Bagan in last two seasons.
MANDAR EXTENDS HIS STAY AT FC GOA
05.07.2018: Winger Mandar Rao Dessai extends his stay for one more year to the Goan outfit FC Goa.
NEROCA FC SIGNED MALEMNGANBA MEITEI
05.07.2018: Neroca FC signed midfielder Malemnganba Meitei from North-East United FC. Ex-Nerocc FC midfielder rejoins the Orange brigade after playing for ISL side North East United and Trau FC. Malemnganba played a vital role for Neroca FC in winning the I league 2nd division 2016-17 and in being the runners up at the Durand cup 2016.
MARKO, DIEGO EXTENDS HIS STAY AT FC PUNE CITY
04.07.2018: Midfielder Marko Stankovic and forward Diego Carlos have been retained by FC Pune City for the 2018-19 season.
KERALA BLASTERS FC SIGNED CYRIL KALI
03.07.2018:Kerala Blasters FC signed 34 year old French defender Cyril Kali for the upcoming season of Indian Super League.
LALLIANZUALA EXTENDS HIS STAY FOR DELHI DYNAMOS
30.06.2018: Lallianzuala Chhangte extends his stay for Delhi Dynamos for one more season.
LEN DOUNGEL SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
29.06.2018: 24 year old striker Seiminlen Doungel signed for Kerala Blasters FC. Seiminlen played for East Bengal, Pailan Arrows, Shillong Lajong, North East United FC, Bengaluru FC, Delhi Dynamos.
ROHIT EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT AT FC PUNE CITY
29.06.2018: 21 year old midfielder Rohit Kumar extends his stay at FC Pune City for 2 more years. Rohit joined FC Pune City last season.
JACKICHAND SIGNS FOR FC GOA
29.06.2018: Jackichand SIngh signs for FC Goa. Indian International midfielder Jackichand played for Royal Wahingdoh, FC Pune City, Salgaocar, Mumbai City FC, East Bengal and Kerala Blasters FC.
JOE SIGNS FOR AIZAWL FC
27.06.2018: Joe Zoherliana signs for Aizawl FC. Joe started off his professional career in the Shillong Lajong Academy and then went on to play for MPL side Chanmari FC and ISL Side Pune City FC.
JITHIN SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
27.06.2018: FC Kerala winger, Jithin MS signed for Kerala Blasters FC. Jithin is the member of the Santosh Trophy winning Kerala squad this year.
ADIL EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT WITH FC PUNE CITY
25.06.2018: Adil Khan extends his stay with FC Pune City for two more seasons. Midfielder Adil joins FC Pune City last year and played 9 matches. Adil played for Sporting Goa, Mohun Bagan, Delhi Dynamos, Bharat SC, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Churchill Brothers.
Bhutanese Youngster Chencho Gyeltshen signs with Bengaluru FC
25/06/2018 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of Bhutanese attacker Chencho Gyeltshen on a one-year deal, the club announced on Monday. The 22-year-old becomes the Blues’ fifth foreigner and the first one the club has ever signed from a fellow SAFF nation.
Beginning his youth career at Yeedzin FC in 2008, Chencho moved up the ranks quickly to make his first team debut in the Bhutan National League. At 17, he picked up his first national title when Yeedzin were crowned Champions of Bhutan. The following season he moved to fellow Bhutanese side Druk United with whom he scored a brace against Mohun Bagan in the 2014 King’s Cup.
A spell with Thimphu FC (2015) was followed by a move to Thailand’s Buriram United midway through 2015. Chencho won the U19 Championships with the Thai giants before being loaned out to Surin City thus becoming the first Bhutanese player to play professional football abroad. After another short loan spell with Nonthaburi FC (2016), he moved to Satun United (2016) before returning back from Thailand.
Chencho starred in the 2016 Bhutan National League finishing as the top-scorer with Thimphu FC before joining FC Tertons for the 2017 AFC Cup Qualifying Stages. He moved abroad for the second time joining Bangladesh’s Chittagong Abahani in October 2016 for the second half of their league campaign.
At the start of the 2017-18 season Chencho joined Minerva Punjab FC in his third move abroad and immediately became an indispensable part of the side. The attacker continued his fine goal scoring form and finished the as the top-scorer for the North-Indian side with seven goals, third highest in the League, helping them to their maiden I-League title.
At the international level, Chencho has represented Bhutan in various age groups before making his senior debut at just under 16 years scoring in a friendly game against Nepal. In fact, Chencho (10 goals in 29 appearances) is the most capped player for Bhutan as well as their highest ever goal scorer.
BLACK PANTHERS REGISTER NINE MORE AT IFA OFFICE
25.06.2018: MSC Press Club Mohammedan Sporting Club on Monday have registered nine more footballers for the forthcoming Calcutta Football League Premier A at the Indian Football Association (IFA) Office in Kolkata. Earlier Mohammedan SC have registered 16 footballers on this past Saturday.
The players who got themselves registered are Leonce Dodoz (Aizawl FC), Lancine Toure (Langsning FC), Sheikh Jewel Raja (FC Pune City), Sourav Chakraborty (Tollygunge Agragami), Dipendu Dowary (Mohammedan SC), Ripon Rahman (Mohammedan SC), Laltu Hembram (Peerless SC), Rinku Kumar Shaw (SAI Kolkata), Mafizur Rahman (Chennai Arrows FC).
NAVEEN SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
25.06.2018: FC Goa goalkeeper Naveen Kumar signs for Kerala Blasters. JCT's youth product Naveen played for Pailan Arrows, Mohun Bagan, Lonestar Kashmir FC, Salgaocar FC, Churchill Brothers.
DAVID & ALBERT EXTENDS HIS STAY FOR AIZAWL FC
25.06.2018: David Lalrinmuana and Albert Zohmingmawia extends their stay for Aizawl FC for one more season.
MOHAMMEDAN SC REGISTER 16 FOOTBALLERS FOR CFL
23.06.2018: MSC Press Club Mohammedan Sporting Club, on Saturday, have registered as many 16 footballers for the forthcoming 2018/19 Calcutta Football League Premier Division A, at the Indian Football Association (IFA) Office in Kolkata, where players were accompanied by Team Manager Belal Ahmed Khan and General Manager Akbar Ali.
The players who got themselves registered were, Priyant Singh (Gokulam Kerala), Tonmoy Ghosh (East Bengal), Snehasish Dutta (Tollygunge Agragami), Prosenjit Chakraborty (Chennaiyin FC), Prasenjit Paul (Tollygunge Agragami), Arup Debnath (Aizawl FC), Kamran Farooque (Mohammedan SC), Debasish Pradhan (Mohammedan SC), Ainish Zamadar (Mohammedan SC), Satyam Sharma (Mohammedan SC), Sumit Das (Rainbow AC), Sumit Ghosh (Calcutta Customs), Avijit Metya (Rainbow AC), Rakesh Karmakar (FCI), Dipayan Samanta (FCI), Firoz Ali (Rainbow AC), while rest of the players including two foreigners will be registered on Monday.
Chennaiyin FC sign Mizo trio Isaac, Zotea and Dinliana
22/06/2018 - CFC PRESS RELEASE : Indian Super League (ISL) holders Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce that the Mizoram trio of Isaac Vanmalsawma, Zohmingliana Ralte and Laldinliana Renthlei has joined the club on two-year deals.
21-year-old winger Isaac and 27-year-old defender Zohmingliana have signed for the two-time ISL champions after the expiry of their contracts at FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC respectively. 19-year-old right back Laldinliana has joined on a free transfer from Mizoram Premier League (MPL) outfit Chhinga Veng FC, having completed a loan stint at Aizawl FC in the 2017-18 I-League.
ARNAB, SHIBINRAJ SIGNS FOR GOKULAM KERALA FC
21.06.2018: Goalkeeper Arnab Das Sharma and Shibinraj Kunniyil signs for Gokulam Kerala FC. Arnab played for East Bengal and Delhi Dynamos FC. Shibinraj played for Mohun Bagan last season.
Subhair VP will also continue for one more season with Gokulam Kerala FC. Suhair joins Gokulam Kerala FC on loan from East Bengal Club last season.
SANJAY SIGNS FOR JAMSHEDPUR FC
19.06.2018: Defender Sanjay Balmuchu signs for Jamshedpur FC. Sanjay played for Churchill Brothers, Mohammedan Sporting, Mohun Bagan, FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC.
ABDUL SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
19.06.2018: Defender Abdul Hakku Nediyodath signs for Kerala Blasters FC for the upcoming season. Abdul played for NorthEast United in the last season.
GLEN EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT WITH NEROCA FC
19.06.2018: Aryn Glen Williams extends his contract with Neroca FC for the upcoming season. He played a vital role in the I league season 2017-18.
NARAYAN SIGNS FOR DELHI DYNAMOS
17.06.2018: Indian International left back Narayan Das signed for Delhi Dynamos. Tata Football Academy product Narayan played for Indian Arrows, Dempo, East Bengal, FC Goa, FC Pune City. He played for India in recently concluded Intercontinental Cup.
LENNY SIGNS FOR FC GOA
17.06.2018: 31 year old Goan defensive midfielder Lenny Rodrigues signs for FC Goa. Lenny played for Bengaluru FC for last two season. He played for Churchill Brothers, Dempo, FC Pune City, Mohun Bagan.
"It feels great to be back home and back to where it all started for me! I'm absolutely buzzing to play for a club like FC Goa and can't wait for the season get going"- said Lenny after his signing.
SARAN SINGH EXTENDS HIS STAY AND SALAM SIGNS FOR NEROCA FC
17.06.2018: Defensive midfielder Thangjam Saran Singh extends his stay at Neroca FC for one more season. 31 year midfielder joined Neroca FC last season. He played for Churchill Brothers, JCT, Salgaocar, Mumbai City FC.
18years old Mohammad Abdul Salam signs a two year deal with the orange brigade . Abdul is a 5ft 7in tall young and energetic defender and is well know for his long throws. Adbul last played for SSU in the Manipur state league 2016-17.
MD RAFIQUE SIGNED FOR MUMBAI CITY FC
16.06.2018: Indian International Midfielder Md Rafique signed for Mumbai City FC. 27 year old Rafiqe played for United SC, East Bengal, ATK, Kerala Blasters. He recently played for India in InterContinental Cup.
SEBASTIAN SIGNS FOR ORANGE BRIGADE
16.06.2018: Sebastian Thangmuansang signs for Neroca FC from FC Pun City in a undisclosed fees. Sebastian signs a 2 year deal with orange brigade. Sebestian is the squad of Pune side which won IFA Sheild 2017. He joined Chennai City FC on loan last season and made 12 appearances.
Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FC Pune City said, "While there was interest from a couple of I-League clubs, Sebastian’s desire was to play for Neroca FC since he hails from Manipur. Our best wishes are with him and I am confident that he will do well for Neroca."
Sebastian expressed delight on his move saying, "I feel it is the right time and right move for me. I really enjoyed my time at FC Pune City and can surely say that they have the best youth development structure in the country. While there was an opportunity to play in the Club' Reserves Team, I decided to come to Neroca as I feel I can get a lot of game time and the Coaches and Management of FC Pune City supported my decision. It was great season for Neroca last year and I being a local Manipuri boy, I can’t wait to get started and play in front of the home fans."
Naoba Thangjam, Onwer of Manipur based club mentioned, "In Sebastian we are getting a very good young player and I have full trust and confidence in him to perform consistently at a high level. I would like to thank FC Pune City for their professionalim in getting this deal over the line."
BENGALURU FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW COACH - CARLES CUADRAT
14.06.2018:BFC Press Release Spaniard Carles Cuadrat has been named the new coach of Bengaluru FC in a one-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2018-19 season, the club announced on Thursday. An assistant coach at the club for two seasons, Cuadrat takes over the baton from Albert Roca who bid farewell to Bengaluru earlier in May.
“We are thrilled at announcing Carles as our new head coach. Alongside Albert, he played a massive part in changing the way we played football. Given the long association the two have shared, it’s reassuring to know that our philosophy remains intact. Carles has been a popular figure in the dressing room and with the fans and we couldn’t have asked for a better choice as we make an important transition,” said club CEO, Parth Jindal.
Cuadrat’s second season with the Blues had to be cut short after a surgery on his knee forced him to resign and return to Spain in December. And the 49-year-old said he was delighted to be able to come back in a new role at the club.
“I am very happy to come back to the club, to the fantastic people who work for it and to the fans who I have always had a special place for, in my heart. I am also grateful to the management for reposing such faith in me. What Albert achieved at the club is special and it won’t be easy to replicate. But I will be giving this opportunity everything I have, and I believe with the right amount of hard work and passion, we can keep achieving success at BFC.”
An academy graduate at FC Barcelona, Cuadrat had coaching stints with the age-group teams at the Catalan giants before traveling to Galatasaray with Roca as part of Frank Rijkaard’s staff. He then became assistant to Roca at the Saudi Arabia and El Salvador national teams before joining Bengaluru FC at the start of the 2016-17 season during which he won the Federation Cup with the Blues.
DHANACHADRA SINGH JOINS JAMSHEDPUR FC
14.06.2018: Jamshedpur FC signed L Dhanachandra Singh for the upcoming season. 31 yer old left back played for Mohun Bagan, Chennaiyin FC, United SC, Churchill Brothers, Air India.
FC PUNE CITY EXTENDS CONTRACTS OF MARCELINHO
13.06.2018:FC Pune City Press Release The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor co-owned Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City today announced retaining their skipper Marcelinho for the 2018-19 season. One of the top scorers for the club, Marcelinho led the team from the front to a historic first semi-finals appearance.
Speaking on the bringing back the Brazilian winger, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “You can’t let go the best you have. In Marcelinho, we not only have an impressive footballer but also a great team player and leader par excellence. His performance created a lasting impression on both the club and the fans alike and we are confident he will continue from where he left last season.”
During his last outing with FC Pune City he scored eight goals in 17 appearances including a stunning hat-trick against NorthEast United FC. Besides he also made seven assists with his energetic runs showing his tendency to feed the ball well across the team. With Emiliano Alfaro announced last week to join FC Pune City, Marcelinho would look to re-ignite the fiery partnership with his Latin American teammate.
“I am excited to join back FC Pune City, the club is now my second home. We created history last season and our goal for the coming season would be to match and better the performance. I can’t wait to get back to training grounds and take the field at Balewadi in front of the boisterous and inspirational Orange Army” expressed Marcelinho.
PATHACHAKRA SIGNS CROATIAN STRIKER
13.06.2018: Pathachakra announced the signing of Croatian Striker Anto Pejic, who has got reputed international experience and last played in FC Posavina Ffm, a German Club, with an interesting height of 1.92 mts and a permanent goal scoring ability. This season 22 games from start, 5 goals and 11 assist.
RANA GHARAMI JOINS DELHI DYNAMOS
13.06.2018:After getting high recommendation from Indian International defender Pritam Kotal and Coach Mridul Banerjee, Delhi Dynamos enforced their defence with Rana Gharami. Ex-Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan SC central defender signed for Delhi Dynamos is a long term deal.
13.06.2018: Chennai City FC announced Nestor Gordillo joins CCFC. Nestor with experience in youth football clubs C.D.Tenerife & U.D.Las Palmas, before arriving at UD Las Palmas B in 2B Div, played with Guijuelo C.F. with Madrid B & U.D.Cornella.
BIKRAMJIT SINGH JOINS DELHI DYNAMOS
13.06.2018: Midfielder Bikramjit Singh signs for Delhi Dynamos on a 3 year deal.Ex-Mohun Bagan midfielder, Bikramjit played for Chennaiyin FC last season.
STEVE COPPELL JOINS AS NEW COACH OF ATK
12.06.2018: ATK announced their new coach Steve Coppell for the upcoming season.
HOLICHARAN SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS FC
12.06.2018: Indian International attacking midfielder Halicharan Narzary signs for Kerala Blasters FC. Halicharan played for NorthEast United last season.
ABHISHEK SIGNS FOR GOKULAM KERALA FC
12.06.2018: Defender Abhishek Das signed for Gokulam Kerala FC. Ex-East Bengal and Mohun Bagan defender joined Kerala outfit for the upcoming season.
SIAM SIGNS FOR DELHI DYNAMOS FC
DD PRESS RELEASE 11.06.2018:Delhi Dynamos F.C. have today completed the signing of 25-year old midfielder Siam Hanghal on a 2-year deal. Siam joins after completing a year-long season with Kerala Blasters, where he made 8 appearances for the Southern outfit.
A product of the famed Tata Football Academy, Siam started his career with Pailan Arrows back in 2012, before joining Bengaluru FC in the I-League in 2013.
The central midfielder won 2 I-League titles and a Federation Cup with the side before being loaned out to NorthEast United in the 2015 Indian Super League season, where his side narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals.
The Manipuri midfielder then moved on to sign for Chennaiyin FC in 2016.
“It is a big step forward for me. Dynamos are a side that has played some attractive attacking football over the years and it fits into my style of play perfectly,” Hanghal said upon completing his transfer.
Siam’s addition adds further steel to the Dynamos midfield that already boasts the likes of Vinit Rai, Romeo Fernandes, Nandhakumar Sekar and Lallianzuala Chhangte. The former Mumbai FC medio’s versatility can see him play on the wings as well as a box-to-box midfielder.
The 25-year old has represented the Indian National Team as well in the U-23 category, including the 2014 Asian Games.
“The club has some extremely talented young players in the side and I am not taking my position for granted. I want to earn a spot in the playing XI and looking forward to putting in consistent displays week-in week-out,” Hanghal added.
KARAN AMIN EXTENDS HIS STAY FOR JAMSHEDPUR FC
11.06.2018: Left back Karan Amin extends his stay for Jamshedpur FC until 2020.
SAIRUAT KIMA AND GURSIMAT SINGH SIGNS FOR BENGALURU FC
BFC PRESS RELEASE 11.06.2018: Bengaluru Football Club have completed the signing of youngsters Sairuat Kima and Gursimrat Singh Gill on two-year deals till the end of the 2019-2020 season, the club announced on Monday. The duo join Kean Lewis and Rino Anto in the Blues' camp as they continue to reinforce their squad ahead of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone Semifinal tie against Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr FK in August.
Twenty-one-year-old Gursimrat, who first joined Bengaluru in 2016-17 season from the AIFF Elite Academy, went on to feature in the I-League and the AFC Cup campaigns before being part of the Federation Cup winning squad in May 2017. The youngster was excited to rejoin the Blues after spending a season with NorthEast United.
"I'm really happy to have joined Bengaluru FC again. I was unlucky to be injured for most parts of my first stint at the club, but I'm glad that the club kept an eye on me and wanted to bring me back. I'm looking forward to joining the team and playing a part again," said Gursimrat who made five appearances for the Highlanders in the ISL.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Sairuat who joins the club from Jamshedpur FC, began his youth career with Mizoram-based Chanmari FC before joining the DSK Shivajians youth setup in Pune. He was promoted to the first team during the 2016-17 season where the 6’3” tall defender featured in the Durand Cup and the Federation Cup apart from being a mainstay in defense in the I-League. The U23 India International was then snapped up by Jamshedpur in the ISL 2017-18 draft and featured for the Jharkhand-based side in the Super Cup.
"This is a big moment for me, and I'm really grateful for this opportunity. I'm excited to play for a professional club like Bengaluru FC, one that I've admired a lot. To go onto the next level, I must train regularly with the best players and BFC have the finest of the lot. Playing with them is something I'm eagerly looking forward to and hopefully I'll give my everything and achieve success with the club in the coming years," said Sairuat after completing formalities.
LEONCE DODOZ EXTENDS HIS STAY FOR AIZAWL FC
11.06.2018: Ivory Coast's striker Leonce Dodoz extends his stay for Aizawl FC for one more season. Ex- Mohammedan SC striker joined Aizawl FC last season.
HUGO BOUMOUS EXTENDS HIS STAY FOR FC GOA
09.06.2018: Morrocoan attacking midfielder Hugo Boumous extends his stay for FC Goa for one more season. "I'm very happy to be extending my contract with the club. We are building a strong team and I am excited to be part of the future of FC Goa." he said, after putting pen to paper on a new deal.
DEEPAK SIGNS FOR GOKULAM KERALA FC
09.06.2018: Gokulam Kerala FC signs defender Deepak Kumar on loan from East Bengal for the upcoming season.
PRAVITTO RAJU SIGNS FOR CHENNAI CITY FC
09.06.2018: Midfielder Pravitto Raju signs for I-League side Chennai City FC. He is the highest scorer in the Chennai Senior Division League.
SANJIBAN AND NIKHIL SIGNS FOR CHENNAIYIN FC
08.06.2018: Goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh and Nikhil Bernard signs for Chennaiyin FC. Sanjiban played for Jamshedpur FC last season whereas Nikhil played for Gokulam Kerala FC last season.
NAOCHA SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH NEROCA FC, WAIGKHEIRAKPAM SHYAMJAI MEITEI JOINS AS ASSISTANT COACH
08.06.2018: 19 year old left back Naocha Huidrom signs contract extension with Neroca FC until 2020. Previously he played for Neroca FC U19 squad. Left back will now join senior squad.
Wangkheirakpam Shyamjai Meitei signs as an assistant coach of Neroca FC. 37 year old EX- Minerva Punjab Academy coach is a AFC B license holder and also an expert in youth development.
JERRARD TYSON SIGNS FOR CHENNAI CITY FC
08.06.2018: Aussie goalkeeper Jerrard Tyson signs a long term deal with Chennai City FC for the upcoming I-League.
DANIEL SIGNS FOR DELHI DYNAMOS
08.06.2018: Daniel Lallimpuia signs for Delhi Dynamos. Ex-Bengaluru FC striker signs for Delhi side on a 2 year deal. "I am delighted to sign for Delhi Dynamos. The club’s ethos is based on giving young players a chance and I feel at this stage of my career it is the ideal step for me. I want to contribute to the success of the club in the coming years," Daniel said.
SOUVIK CHAKRABORTY SIGNS FOR MUMBAI CITY FC
08.06.2018: Mumbai City FC signs versatile midfielder Souvik Chakraborty. Ex-Mohun Bagan player Souvik played for Jamshedpur FC last season.
KERALA BLASTERS SIGNS ANAS
08.06.2018: Indian International central defender Anas Edathodika joins Kerala Blasters. Anas played for Jamshedpur FC last season. Anas will join his national team partner Sandesh in Kerala Defence.
ROBIN GURUNG SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH JAMSHEDPUR FC
08.06.2018: Versatile full-back Robin Gurung signs contract extension with Jamshedpur FC for one more year. "I will continue giving my best and contribute to the achievements of the team "- said Robin
BENGALURU FC RELEASED 5 PLAYERS
08.06.2018: Bengaluru FC released 5 players Calvin Abhishek, Abhra Mondal, Joyner Lourenco, Zohmingliana Ralte and Collin Abranches.
AIZAWL FC SIGNS CHIDI EDEH
07.06.2018: Aizawl FC signs Nigerian striker Chidi Edeh for the upcoming season. Chidi played in India for 11 years with all three Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting as well as Goan clubs like Dempo SC, Sporting Goa, Salgaocar. Chidi Edeh have a record of hattrick in I-League 2009–10 for Mohun Bagan against East Bengal. On the other hand Aizawl FC Defender Achia extended his stay for one more season.
Years Team 2003–2004 Mohammedan SC 2004–2006 Sporting Goa 2006–2007 JCT 2007–2008 Dempo 2008–2009 Mahindra United 2009–2011 Mohun Bagan 2011–2012 Salgaocar 2012–2014 East Bengal 2014-2015 Kedah FA 2015-2016 Enugu Rangers
NEROCA FC SIGNS THEIR NEW COACH MANUEL RETAMERO
07.06.2018: Neroca FC announced the signing of Mr Manuel Retamero Fraile as the head coach of our club for the season 2018-19. Manuel is a 45 years old UEFA PRO licence coach from Spain who has got 16 years of coaching experience .
Ex- Aizawl FC coach returns back to India once again to the another North-East Side.
ATK boosts their squad; signs experienced Lanzarote after Jonshon.
06.06.2018 ATK PRESS RELEASE : Two-time ISL champions, earlier ATK have signed English defender John James Johnson in an effort to strengthen their defense. ATK has also signed attacking Spanish midfielder Manuel Lanzarote Bruno this season.
Nigerian forward Kalu Uche has also joined the squad. Apart from retaining some of the local talents from last season like Debjit Majumder, Prabir Das, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Jayesh Rane and Komal Thatal, ATK has also signed several new Indian players. Defender Arnab Mondal, national team midfielder Pronay Halder and forward Balwant Singh, Cavin Lobo, Shaikh Faiaz, among others will be seen in the red and white jersey in the fifth season of Indian Super League.
FOREIGN PLAYERS : John Johnson, Manuel Lanzarote Bruno, Kalu Uche
INDIAN PLAYERS : Debjit Majumder, Prabir Das, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Jayesh Rane, Arindam Bhattacharya, Avilash Paul Arnab Mondal, Hitesh Sharma, Ankit Mukherjee, Aiborlang Khongjee, Ricky Lallawmawma, Lalhmangaihsanga "Sena" Ralte, Pronay Halder, Malsawmzuala, Cavin Lobo, Shaikh Faiaz, H Lalmaunkima, Komal Thatal, Balwant Singh.
BENGALURU FC SIGNS RINO ANTO
06.06.2018: Bengaluru FC signs Indian International left back Rino Anto once again. Rino played for bengaluru FC for 5 seasons later he joined Kerala Blasters in ISL draft last season.
"I'm glad to be back at this club where I made so many memories and I cannot wait to get on the pitch in a Bengaluru FC shirt once again." - Said Rino after returning back to Bengaluru FC.
JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNS RAJU GAIKWAD
06.06.2018: Jamshedpur FC signs Indian International defender Raju Gaikwad. EX- TFA product Raju played for both Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. He played for Mumbai City FC in the last season.
AIZAWL FC SIGNS THEIR NEW COACH GIFT RAIKHAN
06.06.2018: Aizawl FC today signed their new coach Gift Raikhan for the upcoming season. Former Indian left back Gift managed Neroca FC previously.
" I am really happy to join Aizawl FC- my fellow Northeastern Club. I will give my best and hopefully with help of Almighty God above, we will try and win the I-League once again." - Said Gift after joining Aizawl FC.
JOHN JOHNSON and Bruno Manuel Lanzarote SIGNS FOR ATK
04.06.2018: English defender John Johnson signs for ATK after his 5 year long stint at Bengaluru FC.
"Really excited to have the opportunity to join such a big club in Indian football. Can’t wait for he season to get started. Let’s do this!" said John after joining Kolkata based ISL side ATK. ATK also signed FC GOA's Spanish attacking midfielder Bruno Manuel Lanzarote in their squad. Nigerian forward Kalu Uche has also joined the squad. ATK also to sign like Debjit Majumder, Prabir Das, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Jayesh Rane and Komal Thatal.
SUBHASISH BOSE SIGNS FOR MUMBAI CITY FC
04.06.2018: Indian international left back Subhasish Bose signs for ISL side Mumbai CIty FC after his contract expires at Bengaluru FC. Subhasish signs 2 years deal with Mumbai CIty FC.
KEAN LEWIS SIGNS FOR BENGALURU FC
03.06.2018: Versatile winger Kean Lewis signs for Bengaluru FC with one year deal. EX-FC Pune City, Delhi Dynamos, Mohun Bagan player joined Bengaluru FC ahead of AFC Cup Inter Zonal Semi final clash.
“I am very excited on signing with Bengaluru FC. I’ve constantly heard of how the club is set up professionally on and off the pitch. The football aside, I’ve heard so many good things about the management and it’s nice to be able to turn out for a team that is keen on improving every aspect,” said Mumbai born 25 year old player who also have an experience in MLS with Houston Dynamos.
DHEERAJ SIGNS FOR KERALA BLASTERS
02.06.2018: Indian U17's goal keeper Dheeraj Singh signs for Kerala Blasters. After his fine display in U-17 World Cup, Dheeraj played for Indian Arrows in the I-League. Later he joined Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership for trial.
BENGALURU FC RELEASED 3 SPANIARDS
01.06.2018: Bengaluru FC released 3 Spanish player, Victor Perez, Antonio Dovale and Daniel Segovia after their contract expires.
ALFRED SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH AIZAWL FC
01.06.2018: Aizawl FC skipper of last season Alfred Jariyan signs contract extension for one more year with Aizawl FC.
RONALD SIGNS FOR NEROCA FC
01.06.2018: Former ATK player Saikhom Ronald signs a two year deal with the orange brigade. Former TATA FOOTBALL ACADEMY graduate Ronald, played for southern samity in the 2nd division season 2015-16. 21 year old attacking midfielder Saikhom Ronald played for the ISL side ATK last season .
FC PUNE CITY ANNOUNCED MARCOS PAQUETA AS NEW HEAD COACH
01.06.2018: Indian Super League side FC Pune City announced Brazilian Marcos Paqueta as their new head coach. With more than 30 years of experience, Paqueta won U-17 World Championship and the U-20 World Championship as a coach of Brazil.
He replaced Ranko Popovic in the Pune bench.
CHENNAIYIN FC RELEASED 7 PLAYERS
01.06.2018: Dhanachandra Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Keenan Almeida, Jude Nworuh, Fulganco Cardozo, Sanjay Balmuchu, Pawan Kumar and Shahin Lal Meloly parted ways with the Chennaiyin FC as their contracts with the two-time ISL champions expired on Thursday.
CHANMARI FC ANNOUNCED TAWIA IS THEIR NEW COACH
01.06.2018: Mizoram Premier League club Chanmari FC announced the signing of Lalruatliana Sailo (Tawia) as their new head coach for 2018-19 season. Tawia, as commonly known is an AFC B coaching license holder with previous stints at Ramhlun North FC.
IMRAN SIGNED FOR FC GOA
29.05.2018: Winger from Manipur, Imran Khan joined FC Goa for the upcoming season. Imran played for Fateh Hyderabad FC in the ongoing 2nd Division League.
NISHU, SEMBOI SIGNED NEW BFC DEALS
29.05.2018: Defender Nishu Kumar and striker Thongkhosiem Haokip have signed new two-year contracts, keeping them with Bengaluru FC till the end of the 2020 season.
ISAK SIGNED FOR AIZAWL FC
29.05.2018: Young Bengaluru FC midfielder, Isak Vanlalruatfela agreed to put pen to paper with Aizawl FC.
PEDRO SIGNED FOR CHENNAI CITY FC
29.05.2018: Chennai City FC signed Pedro Javier Manzi Cruz, centre forward from Spain for the upcoming I League Season.
LALRINCHHANA SIGNED FOR AIZAWL FC
28.05.2018: Aizawl FC signed experienced defender, the current Mizoram Football team Captain Lalrinchhana Tochhawng for the upcoming season.
JESSE LALDINPUIA SIGNED FOR AIZAWL FC
26.05.2018: Aizawl FC signed left winger Jesse Laldinpuia for the upcoming season. Jesse playewd for Zo United FC and Ramhlun North FC.
Bali Gagandeep signed East Bengal.
26.05.2018: KEB Press release : Bali Gagandeep who played for Minerva Punjab FC in 2017-18 have joined Kingfisher East Bengal Football Team for season 2018-19.Minerva Punjab FC have sent their No Objection Certificate and other relevant clearance documents to East Bengal Club today.
Veteran Raghu Nandi appointed as Mohammedan SC TD
24.05.2018: Raghu Nandi - the veteran coach of Kolkata League team has been appointed Technical director of IFA CFL Premier-A team Mohammedan SC. He is famous coach of small teams of IFA CFL various team like George Telegraph, Aryan Club, BSS and many more clubs.
SUSHIL MEITEI SIGNS FOR NEROCA FC
23.05.2018: Young midfielder Sushil Meitei signs 2 years deal with Neroca FC. Mohun Bagan Academy graduate Sushil played for Royal Wahingdoh, NorthEast United. He last played for Fateh Hyderabad FC on loan from NorthEast United and scored 5 goals in 2nd Division League.
MEHTAB HOSSIAN JOINS MOHUN BAGAN
23.05.2018: Mehtab Hossain signed an agreement with Mohun Bagan and ensure to play in the forth coming season. He will wear jersey number 23,which he wear a decade ago for Mohun Bagan. Mehtab played for Jamshedpur FC last season though he spent the golden era with Red and Gold jersey. With an experience of playing both the Kolkata giants, 32 year old midfielder rejoins for Mohun Bagan almost after 12 years.
It was almost confirm that Mehtab Hossain will sign in favour of East Bengal before he bid a goodbye to football. But the scenario changed completely in the last two days when Mohun Bagan offered him to join. After a drama in the transfer market Mohun Bagan wins the deal when Mehtab agreed to sign in their favour.
22.05.2018: Bengaluru FC confirms goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte leaves the club after his 4 years strinct.
MRIDUL BANERJEE JOINS DELHI DYNAMOS AS ASSISTANT COACH
21.05.2018:Delhi Dynamos F.C. announced the appointment of Mridul Banerjee as the new Assistant Coach of the club. He was ex-coach of all three Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohammedan SC along with last year winner Bengal Santosh Trophy team, Indian Arrows, Indian U16 team.
The former East Bengal Head Coach was awarded with the prestigious ‘Amal Dutta Memorial Trophy’ from IFA as best coach in CFL 2016/17. HE guided Bengal U-21 team to two successive championships in 2001 & 2002.
ARNAB JOINS NEW CLUB, DANIEL, LENNY LEAVES BENGALURU FC
21.05.2018: Goalkeeper Arnab Das Sharma joins I-League side Gokulam FC. Arnab played for Delhi Dynamos in this season.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Lenny Rodriguez confirms their departure from Super Cup winner Bengaluru FC. After the departure of their head coach Alberto Roca, Bengaluru FC confirms departure of these two midfielders.
BASTAB ROY JOINS RED & GOLD AS HEAD COACH
18.5.18 : East Bengal officially announced the name of Bastab Roy as the Head coach for the forth coming season. In a press meeting at Kolkata in presence of Technical Director, Subash Bhowmick, General Secretary Kalyan Mazumdar and Football Secretary Rajat Guha the name of Bastab Roy was announced. Bastab was working as the assistant coach ATK since last couple of years feels himself proud to join club like East Bengal. Earlier Rajan Chowdhury joined East Bengal as assistant coach though the name of Physical trainer are yet to finalise .
17.05.18: Roca's time with Bengaluru FC comes to an end After two highly successful seasons with the blues, Spaniard opts to return home owing to personal reasons.
KINGSHUK DEBNATH ARE IN THE RADER OF EAST BENGAL
16.5.18: East Bengal are in discussion with Kingshuk Debnath though the deal are yet to finalise. According to the sources the Mohun Bagan defender are in talks with East Bengal since last few days. It seems that Mohun Bagan are not interested to continue with Kingshuk in the forth coming season. Kinshuk served for the Mariners for nine years, played for Mohammedan Sporting and ATK, the ISL franchise. It is expected that the deal will be finalise soon.
MOHUN BAGAN COMPLETES SIGNING OF 25 PLAYERS IN THE UPCOMING SEASON
14.05.2018: Mohun Bagan have signed Sukhdev Singh from Minerva Punjab Football Club for the upcoming 2018-19 football season. Sukdev was in the rader of three Kolkata clubs Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and ATK. After a prolonged discussion the Mariners wins the race in the final lap and signed Sukdev in their favour.
Confirmed Players of Mohun Bagan for 2018-19 Season:
1. Shilton Paul (Retained)
2. Sankar Roy (Retained)
3. Ricardo Cardozo (From Churchill Brothers)
4. Mainak Akuli (From Salkia Friends)
5. Arijit Bagui (Retained)
6. Amey Ganesh Ranawade (From FC Goa)
7. Kim Kima (From Aizawl FC)
8. Eze Kingsley (Retained)
9. Abhishek Ambedker (From Minerva Punjab FC)
10. Gurjinder Kumar (Retained)
11. Brittoo Pankraskar (From Churchill Brothers)
12. William Lalnunfela (From Aizawl FC)
13. Shilton D'Silva (Retained)
14. Darren Caldeira (From ATK)
15. Moinuddin Khan (From Minerva Punjab)
16. Yuta Kinowaki (Retained)
17. Tirthankar Sarkar (From Mohammedan SC)
18. Avinas Ruidas (From Mumbai City FC)
19. Sourav Das (Retained)
20. Pintu Mahata (Retained)
21. Aser Parrick Dipanda Dicka (Retained)
22. Henry Kisseka (From Gokulam FC)
23. Jiten Murmu (From Mohammedan SC)
24. Azaharuddin (Retained)
25. Sukdev Singh (From Minerva Punjab FC)
LALIT THAPA SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION
11.05.2018: Goalkeeper Lalit Thapa extend his contract in Neroca FC for another season.
NAOREM TONDONBA SIGNS A TWO YEAR CONTRACT WITH NEROCA FC
08.05.2018: Naorem Tondonba a 20 yr old Central defensive midfielder hailing from Tentha is the latest of the signing for the season 2018-19. Tondonba played for the Shillong Lajong Youth team and NEROCA U-18 team.
GOKULAM FC SIGNED ANTONIO GERMAN
06.05.2018: Gokulam Kerala FC signed English Striker Antonio German for the upcoming season. Antonio German played for ISL Side Kerala Blasters for 2 seasons. EX-QPR player German scored 6 goals in ISL in his 23 appearances for Kerala Blasters.
JERRY PULMATE JOINS NEROCA FC
05.05.2018: Jerry Onesemas Pulamte signs a two year contract with Neroca FC. 20 year old striker, Jerry was the Top scorer in the incomplete Manipur League this season playing for KLASA and keeping their team top of the table in the Manipur state League. He joined Klasa from Mohun Bagan Academy.
CAVIN LOBO JOINS ATK
4.5.18: The central midfielder of East Bengal Cavin Peter Lobo is now set to join the ISL franchisee ATK. East Bengal declared his name as the captain of the team for the year 2018, but inspite of that Lobo decided to join ATK. Cavin Lobo was associated with East Bengal since 2012, played for ATK as a loan player in the year 2014.It is indeed a good gain for ATK in the transfer market.
SANJU PRADHAN SIGNS ONE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION.
4.5.2018: Mumbai City FC extends the contract of midfielder Sanju Pradhan for one more year until 2019. Sanju joins Amrinder Singh, Pranjal Bhumij, Davinder Singh and Kunal Sawant in the list of players to have signed extensions with the club, along with Lucian Goian and Sehnaj Singh who have a year left on their current contracts.
"I’m very happy and excited to have signed on with this wonderful club for one more year. This past season, we’ve had our share of ups and downs but the ambition and the intent is there. That’s what made this decision so much easier for me. I have enjoyed every minute I’ve spent in the Blue of Mumbai City so far I’m looking forward to giving my everything and hope we can give our city and our fans a reason to celebrate!" Said Sanju after signing the contract.
Club CEO Indranil Das Blah said, "We are happy to have Sanju on our side for yet another season. He’s one of the most versatile players in the country and one of our top performers. He’s professional, committed to the cause and his performances on the pitch corroborate his dedication. We’re sure he will be an integral part of the set-up at the club in the future too".
ABHRA MONDAL TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
3.5.18 The experienced footballer Abhra Mondal is going to rejoin Red and Gold as goalkeeper as well as goal keeping coach in the forth coming season. Currently Abhra is in the squad of ISL franchise Bengaluru FC had a past glory dawning the Red and Gold jersey for a long time. Technical Director Subash Bhowmick proposed the name of Abhra to East Bengal management and as a result the experienced goalkeeper returning back in his favourite club.
CHENNAI CITY SIGNED ROBERTO ESLAVA SUAREZ, SANDRO RODRIGUEZ
2.5.18: Chennai City FC signed defender Roberto Eslava Suarez for the upcoming I-League. Eslava can play both positions of Left Back & Right Back. He played for different Spanish clubs like UD LAS PALMAS, CD Marino.
Chennai City FC signed midfielder Sandro Rodriguez Felipe on a long-term contract. Attacking midfielder, Sandro has played are in UD LAS PALMAS B and CD Marino (Spanish 2B Division)
MOHUN BAGAN RELEASED LIST OF SIGNED FOOTBALLERS
KFC NEWS DESK - 2.5.18 : In a press meeting at Kolkata the former finance secretary Debasish Dutta announced their signing so far and request the management to uphold these contracts.Nineteen out of Thirty one members of Mohun Bagan executive committee resigned recently. All these officials expresses their grievance in the press meet today.
Confirmed Players of Mohun Bagan for 2018-19 Season:
1. Shilton Paul (Retained)
2. Sankar Roy (Retained)
3. Ricardo Cardozo (From Churchill Brothers)
4. Mainak Akuli (From Salkia Friends)
5. Arijit Bagui (Retained)
6. Amey Ganesh Ranawade (From FC Goa)
7. Kim Kima (From Aizawl FC)
8. Eze Kingsley (Retained)
9. Abhishek Ambedker (From Minerva Punjab FC)
10. Gurjinder Kumar (Retained)
11. Brittoo Pankraskar (From Churchill Brothers)
12. William Lalnunfela (From Aizawl FC)
13. Shilton D'Silva (Retained)
14. Darren Caldeira (From ATK)
15. Moinuddin Khan (From Minerva Punjab)
16. Yuta Kinowaki (Retained)
17. Tirthankar Sarkar (From Mohammedan SC)
18. Avinas Ruidas (From Mumbai City FC)
19. Sourav Das (Retained)
20. Pintu Mahata (Retained)
21. Aser Parrick Dipanda Dicka (Retained)
22. Henry Kisseka (From Gokulam FC)
23. Jiten Murmu (From Mohammedan SC)
24. Azaharuddin (Retained)
01.05.2018: Moirangmayum Ashok, Loitongbam Bishorjit and Ngangom Ronald extends their contracts with Neroca FC for one more season.
SUKDEV SINGH ARE IN THE TARGET OF THREE KOLKATA CLUBS
30.4.18 : The central defender of Minerva Punjab FC, Sukdev Singh are in the target of three Kolkata clubs. East Bengal already declared the name of Sukdev Singh in an email. But Minerva Punjab supremo Ranjit Bajaj claims that Sukdev are in an agreement till 2019. If any team wants him than the particular club will have to pay transfer fees to Minerva Punjab.
Meanwhile the other Kolkata clubs ATK and Mohun Bagan are also in a target to sign Sukdev Singh in their favour for the forth coming season. Sukdev can be rated as one of the successful defender in the recently concluded season.
CHIGAKHAM ROSHAN SINGH JOINS NECORA FC
30.04.18: Roshan Singh a 23 years old center back signed for Neroca FC. Roshan played in NACO and KLASA. He has also represented Manipur in the Santosh trophy.
FC GOA EXTEND CONTRACT WITH FERRAN COROMINAS
29.04.18: ISL franchise FC Goa extends contract with Ferran Corominas for one more year. Former Lal Lga player, 35 year old Spanish forward Coro joined FC Goa last season and scored 18 goals in his 20 appearances in the recently concluded season.
NEROCA FC SIGNED SURJAKANTA TONGBRAM
28.04.18: Neroca FC signed 20 year old centre forward Surjakanta Tongbram for 2 years. SAIL Football academy product Surhakanta played for Delhi dynamos (U-19) , FC Moirang , Young physique FC and NISA.
MINERVA PUNJAB CLAIMS TRANSFER FEE FOR THEIR FOOTBALLERS
28.4.18 : Minerva Punjab FC's team owner Ranjit Bajaj claims that four footballers whoso name are announced by East Bengal in an email yesterday are illegal. Ranjit Bajaj claims, Sukdev Singh, Deepak Devrani, Bali Gagandip and Kasim Aidara are in an agreement with his club till 2019. Minerva Punjab team owner said, if three Indian footballers decided to join East Bengal then a transfer money of 10% will have to remitted. Minerva Punjab has no objection regarding goal keeper Rakshit Dagar who is free to join East Bengal
Ranjit Bajaj further claims that a transfer fee of 25% will have to be paid in case of Kasim Aidara, the footballer from Senegal. East Bengal are in discussion with Chencho the footballer from Bhutan who had successful I League mission last year.
EAST BENGAL SQUAD - TILL 27TH APRIL 2018
27.04.2018 : East Bengal today in a Press Release announced the name of twenty eight footballers who have signed and agreed to be a part of the squad. The players are confirmed by the club and Technical Director Subash Bhowmick. Apart from these footballers East Bengal are likely to sign five footballers in different position before the start of Kolkata CFL .
EAST BENGAL OFFERED AFC 'A' LICENSE COACH BASTAB ROY AS CHIEF COACH. BASTAB IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ATK AS ASSISTANT COACH FOR LAST THREE YEARS. IF ATK RELEASE BASTAB, THEN HE IS LIKELY TO BE IN THE DUGOUT OF RED & GOLD.
GOAL KEEPERS : 1) Rakshit Dagar, 2) Mirshad K, 3) Ubaid CK
DEFENDERS : 4) Sukhdev Singh, 5) Deepak Devrani, 6) Lalrozama Fanai, 7) Mehtab Singh, 8) Salam Ranjan Singh, 9) Lalramchullova, 10) Rahul Ghosh, 11) Kaushik Sarkar, 12) Samad Ali Mallick
MIDFIELDERS : 13) Kassim Aidara (Foreigner), 14) Mahmood Al Amna (Foreigner), 15) Katsumi Yusa (Foreigner-For I League Only), 16) Laldanmawia Ralte, 17) Brandon Vanlalremdika , 18) Surabuddin Mollick, 19) Richard Costa, 20) Yami Longvah, 21) Prakash Sarkar, 22) K.Vidhyasagar Singh, 23) Ginkhaholen Haokip, 24) Telem Suranjit Singh, 25) Sanchyan Samadder
FORWARDS : 26) Jobby Justin, 27) Bali Gagandeep, 28) Tetepuia
1) Subhas Bhowmick - Technical Director
2) Ranjan Chowdhury - Assistant Coach
27.04.2018: Trau FC signed ATK striker, Saikhom Ronald Singh for this season.
27.04.2018: Aizawl FC offers one of their very talented Academy Graduate LALBIAKZUALA with senior contract.
26.04.2018: Mumbai City FC extends contract of goalkeeper Amrinder Singh for one more season.
MRIDUL BANERJEE APPOINTED, WHILE BISWAJIT BHATTACHARJEE TERMINATED
27.4.18 : Mohammedan Sporting Club have appointed Mridul Banerjee as their new Head Coach, after parting ways with Biswajit Bhattacharya. Mohammedan SC, former Head Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya and Goalkeeper Coach Partha Chakraborty have reached an agreement to terminate their working relationship on mutual consent.
Mridul Banerjee, who led the Black Panthers to the second place finish in 2016/17 Calcutta Football League before winning the 2017 Santosh Trophy with Bengal state team, has been appointed as replacement with immediate effect and his first assignment will be a must-win away tie against Bengaluru FC 'B' on Sunday.
BHOWMICK APPOINTED AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, KHALID PART AWAY
26.4.18 : Subash Bhowmick will continue as the Technical Director of East Bengal for the forth coming 2018-19 season. This was officially announced by the General Secretary of East Bengal Kalyan Mazumdar, in a press meeting at Kolkata today. Subash Bhowmick will be in charge of the team right from the beginning of the season till the end. East Bengal announced the name of Ranjan Chowdhury as the Assistant Coach but the name of the chief coach is yet to be finalise. While interacting with the media Kalyan Mazumdar said that Technical Director Subash Bhowmick will going to finalise the name of Chief coach, Goal keeper Coach and other members of the technical team.
East Bengal part away with Khalid Jamil who was incidentally the chief coach of the team in the recently concluded season. Kalyan Mazumdar, the General Secretary of East Bengal described Khalid Jamil's performance as 'miserable' and added that club want to help him by deputing Bhaskar Ganguly, Manoranjan Bhattacharjee during I League and Subash Bhowmick at the time of Super Cup. Despite all efforts from club Khalid's performance was far beyond expectation. So, club are not in a position to continue with Khalid Jamil in the forth coming season. A letter has been sent to Khalid Jamil regarding the issue.
Kalyan Mazumdar admits that the agreement with Khalid Jamil was for two years.The agreement also says that after six months with a two months notice period the agreement can be cancelled from either end.
Subash Bhowmick will finalise his technical team shortly.
SUBHASISH ROY CHOWDHURY SIGNS FOR JAMSHEDPUR FC
26.04.2018: JFC Press Release: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury signs for Jamshedpur Football Club on a one-year deal. Subhasish played for East Bengal, Mahindra United, Dempo in the I-League; ATK, FC Goa, Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.
On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Subhasish commented, "Jamshedpur is my second home. I feel nostalgic being back here. There were some great memories made during my time with TFA. I am overwhelmed and honoured to be given the opportunity to play for Jamshedpur FC and I look forward to a successful season. I will definitely give my 100% for the team."
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING APPOINTS MRIDUL BANERJEE AS NEW COACH
26.04.2018: Mohammedan Sporting appointed Mridul Banerjee as their new coach after their defeat in 2nd Division League match against Chennaiyin FC reserves yesterday.Mohammedan Sporting currently is in 4th Position in the Group C table of 2nd Division League.
CHENNAIYIN FC SIGNS TONDONBA SINGH
Left back Ngasepam Tondonba Singh signs for Chennaiyin FC on a 2 year deal. He last played for Neroca FC in the last season, and featured 17 games out of 18 games, helping them finish as runners-up.
NEROCA FC EXTENDS CONTRACTS OF FELIX AND DHANANJOY
26.04.2018: Neroca FC extends contract of their two years top scorer Felix for one more season.Felix added "I wanna stay with the orange brigade for the love of the management and the fans of Manipur !! "
Side Back Dhananjoy extends his contract till 2020. Dhananjoy suffers a knee injury last season and couldn't play for the team.
AL AMNA SIGNS FOR EAST BENGAL
25.4.18: Mahumud Al Amna, the Syrian midfielder extend his contract with East Bengal. The contract will last for one year. Al Amna will be in service right from the start of the season. Meanwhile East Bengal are in discussion with Cavin Lobo though the deal is yet to finalise. East Bengal declared the name of Lobo as captain of the team for the forth coming season
MOHUN BAGAN ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING UP A STRONG TEAM
25.4.18: Mohun Bagan are in the process of building up a well combined team for the forth coming season. According to the sources Azharuddin Mullick, Shilton Paul and Arijit Bagui will going to continue their agreement for yet another year with Green and Maroon. Among the new recruits are Abhishek Ambedkar and Md Moinuddin of Minerva Punjab, Abinash Ruidas of Mumbai City FC, Tirthankar Sarkar and Jiten Murmu and Prasenjit Paul of Mohammedan Sporting and Amey Ranawade of FC Goa.
Mohun Bagan has finalise four overseas footballers till date. Dipandra Dicka, Aze Kingsley and Yuta Kinowaki extend their contract for yet another year with the Mariners . Mohun Bagan finalise Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka for the forth coming season. Henry played an important role for Gokulam FC in the recently concluded I League . Ugandan striker Henry were in the rader of East Bengal, but finally Mohun Bagan were successful to win the deal .
SUBASH BHOWMICK WILL CONTINUE AS T.D. OF EAST BENGAL
24.4.18:Subash Bhowmick to continue as the Technical Director of East Bengal in the forth coming season. There is a chance of golden handshake between coach Khalid Jamil and East Bengal. According to the sources East Bengal management are willing to continue with Kalid Jamil and it is likely that Ranjan Chowdhury will act as the coach of East Bengal in the Kolkata CFL.
KATSUMI & UBAID EXTEND CONTRACT WITH EAST BENGAL
24.04.18:Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa extends his contract for one more year in East Bengal today. Katsumi is the second overseas footballer after Senegalese footballer Kassim Aidara to sign for East Bengal. Katsumi will join the team from I League. The discussion with Mahumd Al Amna are almost in the final stage, it is likely that the Syrian midfielder will sign shortly.
The veteran midfielder Mehtab Hossain and goalkeeper Abhra Mondal will join East Bengal in the forth coming season. According to the sources, Technical Director Subash Bhowmick recommend the name of two footballers and they will be included in the squad.
Ubaid CK, extends his contract with East Bengal for two more years until 2020.In his official page Ubaid added "The club want me here and I want to be here. I want to be in this city.
I've became a Kolkatan now, the people here loves me a lot, they treat me like a part of their family. I've had a good time at the club so far, so as long as I'm in the team, as I love the city of joy, I'm not looking to go anywhere.
Unless the club come and tell me they want me to leave then I won't be going anywhere. I'm fighting for my shirt. The last couple of weeks I had my name linked with other clubs but East Bengal is my Home now and I'm not leaving my home."
ARNAB MONDAL JOINS ATK
23.04.2018 The central defender of East Bengal, Arnab Mondal signed for the ISL franchisee ATK. The agreement will last for one year. Arnab was the captain of East Bengal in the recently concluded season had a association for the last eight years. Arnab was the member of ATK for the first three years decided to join once again. East Bengal are in search of experienced central defender after Arnab Mondal and Gurwinder Singh decided to bid a goodbye after a long spell of service.
East Bengal had a good gain in the transfer market when the signed the I League champions Minerva Punjab FC's midfielder, Kassim Aidara and goal keeper Rakshit Dagar in the forth coming season.
23.04.2018: Neroca FC signed left back Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei from Churchill Brothers. Dene has ventured his youth career in Mohun Bagan and Pune FC and has played for Pune FC and Churchill Brothers.
DUTCH COACH REMCO BOERE JOINS UNITED SPORTS
23.04.2018: United Sports Club signed experienced Dutch Coach Remco Boere in the coming season as the technical director of United Non Residential academy. At the same time he will be guiding the senior team in CFL Premier Division.
23.04.2018: Aizawl FC Academy graduate, defender Sr Lallawmawma signs for the Senior Team.
22.04.2018: Defender John Johnson leaves Bengaluru FC after spending 5 long seasons there. As per the reports, he is going to sign for ISL side ATK.
v 20.04.2014: Young goalkeeper of Jamshedpur FC, Md. Rafique Ali Sardar signed a contract extension until 2020.
So we're finally saying it, the end of this season will be @John6Johnson's last at the club he loved and one that loved him back. We will always wish him well for the future. #ThankYouJohno pic.twitter.com/vTX9yUxro5� Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) April 22, 2018
20.04.2018: Aizawl FC signed their academy graduate, midfielder K. Lalhmangaihkima with new long term contract in the senior squad.
17.04.2018: JFC Press Release: Pratik Chowdhary signs for Jamshedpur FC on a one-year deal.Pratik originally hails from Mumbai who played for major Indian clubs like Air India, Rangdajied United, Mohun Bagan, Mumbai FC in the I-League and has represented Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League. He represented Delhi Dynamos for 9 matches in the recently concluded ISL 2017-18 season.
15.04.2018: Wael Ayan from Syria has joined Mohammedan SC for I-League 2nd Division . He won AFC Cup in 2010 & played 47 matches for Syria.
14.04.2018: CFC Press Release: Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC SIGNED of 22-year-old Sinivasan Pandiyan from Chennai City FC on a permanent move subject to transfer window regulations. The Thanjavur-born central midfielder has penned a three-year contract with the current ISL title holders on the back of an impressive I-League 2017-18 campaign. He appeared on 17 instances for Chennai City FC.
11.04.2018: CFC Press Release: Francisco Fernandes and Mohammed Rafi have renewed their contracts with the club by one year each. The experienced Indian duo with more than 30 India caps between them will continue as Marina Machans in the coming season, looking to defend the ISL title with the same gusto with which they won it last time out.
31.03.2018: MCFC Press Release: With goalkeeper Amrinder Singh having already signed a three-year contract extension with the Islanders, Mumbai City FC have retained the services of full-back Davinder Singh (until May 2020), forward Pranjal Bhumij (until May 2021) and goalkeeper Kunal Sawant (until May 2020) on multiple-year contracts.
27.03.2018: DD Press Release: Winger Romeo Fernandes has today signed a two-year contract extension with Indian Super League outfit Delhi Dynamos, that will see the 25-year old stay at the club till the end of the 2019-2020 season.
09.03.2018: Chennai City FC midfielder Soosairaj Michael signed for Jamshedpur FC.