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FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH DEFENDER11.8.20: FC Goa announced the signing of Spanish defender, Iván Garrido González on a two years deal until 2022.
30 year old defender played most of his time in Spanish Segunda Division B side Cultural Leonesa. He also played several Spanish side Racing Ferrol, Conquense.
Gonzalez, upon completion of his move, stated, in FC Goa website that “I’m really happy to be here. It’s a great opportunity. The project was really appealing. And in the space of a few years, the club has become a big name in India, and it is a brilliant chance for me to progress with my career.
“I have more to offer than just being a defender. I, of course, defend, but I like to play with the ball and build up the game from the back, and I think that is something I’m good at.
“I have worked previously with Juan Ferrando and I had a word with him as well. And I would say that the club and the coach’s vision completely aligns with mine and that really was a big pull.
“We finished at the top of the table last season, something we would love to repeat. There is a Champions League campaign also at hand. I’m looking forward to everything that’s coming. At the moment, I just want to get started.”
This is his first stinct outside his country. This is Gaurs’ fifth acquisition this off-season, following the signing of Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Igor Angulo and Jorge Ortiz.
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SK. SAHIL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN10.8.20: ATK Mohun Bagan announced the contract extension of youngster Sk. Sahil for 3 years upto 2023. 20 years old midfielder is part of Mohun Bagan's I-League winning side this year.
After a fine last I-League season with Mohun Bagan, Sk. Sahil played 16 matches after his debut against Mohammedan SC in Durand Cup. He becomes the first confirmed signing of ATK Mohun Bagan from Mohun Bagan's I-League winning side of last season. Sk. Sahil told after joining ATK Mohun Bagan that - "It is an honour to be given the opportunity to represent my boyhood club and Kolkata in India's top football competition. I am very excited to play for ATK Mohun Bagan."
Part - 90
ANNAROY STAR PERFORMER OF RELIANCE FOUNDATION JOINED ODISHA FC8.8.20: Annaroy Soibam, a performer of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS), joined the youth squad of ISL Club Odisha FC. Annaroy, captained the Unique Model Academy, Imphal to the title in the Sub-Junior (U-14) Boys category at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) National Championships for 2019-20.
Annaroy, won the Golden Boot at the championships for scoring 11 goals in five matches, and the Golden Ball for being the best player in the tournament.
The Head Coach of the Odisha FC U-18 team, Sandeep Alhan said that Annaroy can play in any position in upfront with a good shooting ability,can convert from any angle with perfection and power.
Annaroy, unmistakable ability was on display throughout the tournament in January at the Reliance Corporate Park in Mumbai, culminating in his man of the match performance in the final against Progress High School from Goa. Once his team had taken a dominant 3-0 lead and virtually sealed the title in the first half itself, Soibam produced some magic of his own with a rasping left-footer after motoring past a hapless defender for the team’s final goal in a 4-0 sweep. In every match of the competition, Soibam made life difficult for defence line-ups with his eye-catching speed and ball awareness, showing himself to be equally adept at scoring with either foot.
Annaroy had a tough time in his childhood after having lost his father. but his uncle was by his side to fulfill his dreams.
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JAMSHEDPUR FC ANNOUNCED THEIR ASSISTANT COACH
07.08.20: Jamshedpur FC announced Alexander "Sandy" Stewart as their assistant coach for the upcoming season.
54 year Scottish footballer and coach was playing colleague and coaching partner of head coach Owen Coyle from starting of their managerial career.
Both of them worked together in several clubs like Airdrie United, St. Johnstone, Lancashire, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers as well as Chennaiyin FC in the last season.
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GOKULAM KERALA FC ADDED ANOTHER LOCAL BOY
07.08.20: Gokulam Kerala FC today announced the signing of midfielder P.P. Rishad from SAT, Triur for the upcoming season.
Kerala Santosh Trophy player Rishad also played under coach Bino George during Santosh Trophy.In 2018-19 season, he played 2nd Division League with Delhi United FC. In last season he was part of Mohun Bagan's pre-season team for trial during their pre-season camp at Goa under coach Kibu Vicuna. He also played for DSK Shivajians and Mumbai FC.
“I am happy to sign for Gokulam Kerala FC. This year Gokulam Kerala FC have signed a good number of Kerala players. I am glad that I am one of them. I have watched several of Gokulam’s matches at Kozhikode. I feel lucky to represent the club and love to play in front of the crowd,” said Rishad PP after signing the deal.
“We welcome Rishad to our football family and wish him the best at the club. This is the third Kerala player we are signing this season. This shows Kerala has lot of talents and quality players,” said Gokulam Kerala FC chairman Gokulam Gopalan. He will be joining with his team mate at SAT Tirur, Faslu Rahman in this season.
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JAMSHEDPUR FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW COACH OWEN COYLE
07.08.20: ISL side Jamshedpur FC today announced their new coach Owen Coyle for the upcoming season.
54 year old striker and a renowned manager Owen Coyle, have a huge experience as a player as well as manager. This will be his 2nd year in Indian football, as he was the coach of ISL 2019-20 runners up team Chennnaiyin FC.
From Premier League to MLS to Scottish Premier he worked as coach for several clubs like Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers.
After signing the deal, new coach Owen Coyle said today that, - "It's going to be a huge challenge. Young Indian players are hugely important. We have to stand together. I'll make sure that when they about ISL, they speak about Jamshedpur FC. I want to bring success to this wonderful club."
Part - 86
FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH WINGER
06.08.20: FC GOA today announced the signing of Spanish right winger Jorge Ortiz Mendoza.
28 year old Getafe Youth system product Mendoza played several clubs in Spain like Madridejos, Albacete B, Villarobledo, International Madrid, Alcorcon, Fuenlabrada, Oviedo, Atletico Madrid B, Cultural Leonesa, Atletico Baleares.
EDU GARCIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN
Part - 85 06.08.20: ATK Mohun Bagan extends the contract from midfielder Edu Garcia for 2 more years until 2022.
30 year old Spanish midfielder joined ATK in 2018-19 season. He have a excellent last season where he scored scored 6 goals with 3 assists in his 16 appearances. In his overall ISL career he made 36 appearances with with 11 goals and 10 assists. In his 2589 minutes display, he made 1150 passes with 27 interceptions and 47 clearances.
After signing contract extension deal Edu Said, "I am very happy to continue playing in Kolkata and in the ISL for another 2 years. I am looking forward to continue wearing the green and maroon jersey and will give my best to the club."
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ODISHA FC SIGNED ROGERIO RAMOS AS GOALKEEPER COACH
06.08.20: Odisha FC today announced the signing of former Indian National Team goalkeeper coach Rogerio Ramos as new goalkeeper coach for 2 years until 2022.
46 year old Rogerio was also been part of Indian National Football Team's different age group. Apart from that, he also worked with Sudan National Team. Former professional goalkeeper Brazilian coach also been part of various teams as goalkeeper coach like EC Santo Andre SP and EC Novo Hamburgo RS in Brazil, Mahindra United and Vasco Sports Club in India, Young In Academy in South Korea and NEA Salamina in Cyprus.
After joining Odisha FC, Ramos expressed to Odisha FC official, "I am really honoured to be representing Odisha FC for the next Indian Super League. ISL has become a football reference in India and to be a part of it is some thing remarkable.
I am really honoured to be representing Odisha FC for the next Indian Super League. ISL has become a football reference in India and to be a part of it is some thing remarkable. I try to have full commitment with the staff, players and mainly with the goalkeepers to make this important sector of the team to work in perfect harmony with our Coach's philosophy to get the best results possible from the team."
Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter said to Club official regarding new Goalkeeper Coach, "I welcome Rogerio Ramos to the OFC family and I am sure that he will be a very good addition to our coaching team.He has the experience of working in India and he has also spoken to Assistant Coach Gerry Peyton. We all are on the same page with respect to the goalkeepers in OFC and that will be a huge advantage for all of us."
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KERALA BLASTERS SIGNED DENECHANDRA MEITEI
05.08.20: Kerala Blasters announced the signing of 26-year old defender, Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei. Denechandra Meitei played for TRAU FC in the last season.
Mohun Bagan Academy product, experienced defender Denechandra played various I-League clubs like TRAU FC, NEROCA FC, Churchill Brothers, Pune FC.
“It has always been a dream to be a part of a prestigious league like the ISL and I am looking forward to playing in the upcoming season with Kerala Blasters. I hope to contribute to the success of the team with the best of my abilities. The club has a great fan base that is well renowned across the country and I am very excited to play for them.” said Denechandra Meitei after signing the deal.