Mumbai Metropolis FC (MCFC) has had a whole overhaul of its abroad gamers for the upcoming 2020-21 Indian Tremendous League (ISL).
The Metropolis Soccer group (CFG)-backed Mumbai Metropolis has made loads of eye-catching international signings, a number of of whom have performed underneath the top coach Sergio Lobera at FC Goa.
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Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh and Mourtada Fall all have adopted Lobera to Mumbai from Goa, whereas the signings of Bartholomew Ogbeche and Adam le Fondre additional show its intent for the brand new season.
Here is a take a look at the seven abroad gamers in Mumbai Metropolis FC’s squad for ISL 2020-21.
Boumous was voted the participant of the season final yr for his goal-scoring and artistic talents. He scored 11 and arrange 10 objectives to guide his former aspect FC Goa to the League Winner’s Defend. The attacking midfielder is understood for his dribbling and thru balls behind the defences for the striker to run onto.
After his transfer to Mumbai Metropolis, the Frenchman will start his third season in ISL.
Fall is a 6’3″ burly defender, who’s fast and skilfull with the ball at his toes. Fall was an ever-present within the central defence for Lobera at Goa within the final two years. He additionally has terrific aerial presence at each ends of the pitch and has a knack of scoring of essential objectives. The 32-year-old has 9 objectives from 40 appearances for Goa.
One other Lobera participant, Jahouh has been an integral determine to Goa’s success within the final three seasons. The deep mendacity midfielder has the excellence of getting recorded essentially the most variety of passes for the final three seasons. The Moroccan just isn’t recognized for his goal-scoring capacity and solely has a purpose from 57 ISL appearances. He’s a former worldwide and has performed within the 2014 FIFA Membership World Cup.
Moroccon Ahmed Jahouh, previously of FC Goa, is a deep-playing midfielder. – Particular association
Ogbeche has been among the many standout strikers within the event within the final two years. He did it with NorthEast United FC (12 objectives), then did it once more with Kerala Blasters (15) final season. Now, he has joined the star-studded solid at Mumbai Metropolis.
Bartholomew Ogbeche scored 15 objectives for Kerala Blasters final season. – ISL
The Frenchman has a robust aerial presence and may unleash a fierce shot with both foot. The 36-year-old is nice at maintain up play and can be utilized as a goal man up high.
Hernan Santana is new to those shores. The Spaniard began his youth profession at UD Las Palmas, and progressed to the senior workforce in 2011. The midfielder spent two seasons between 2012 and 2014 underneath Lobera at Las Palmas. Santana made 133 appearances over six seasons for Las Palmas, together with three seasons within the La Liga.
In 2018, Hernan moved to Sporting Gijon, the place he scored and assisted twice in 31 appearances over two seasons within the Segunda Division. The 30-year-old has joined Mumbai Metropolis on a year-long mortgage deal. Lobera has used him as a centre-back within the pre-season.
The England-born Japanese youth worldwide (U-16, U-17) is an thrilling mortgage signing within the books of Mumbai Metropolis. Goddard spent over a decade at Tottenham Hotspur’s academy and performed throughout numerous youth ranges earlier than he moved to Serie B aspect Benevento in 2018. The attacking midfielder spent the final two seasons out on mortgage at Cyprus’ Pafos FC.
Cy Goddard has joined MCFC on mortgage from Italian aspect Benevento. – Twitter @MumbaiCityFC
Adam le Fondre
The mortgage signing of le Fondre is the most important coup forward of the season for Mumbai Metropolis. He started his youth profession with Stockport County earlier than spending time with Rochdale AFC, Rotherham United earlier than he made the swap to Studying FC in 2011.
le Fondre has joined MCFC on mortgage from A-League aspect Sydney FC. – Twitter @MumbaiCityFC
Le Fondre was influential with 12 objectives in Studying’s run to the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League in his debut season on the membership. His subsequent transfer noticed him becoming a member of Cardiff Metropolis earlier than signing for Bolton Wanderers. In 14 seasons in English soccer, le Fondre scored 183 objectives and made 44 assists in 532 appearances.
In 2018, he moved overseas for the primary time to A-League’s Sydney FC. The 33-year-old led Sydney in direction of two Grand Ultimate wins and one Premier Cup in two seasons, scoring 45 objectives and 4 assists in 67 appearances.