INDIAN FOOTBALL TRANSFER NEWS 2020 (AUGUST)



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GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED GOALKEEPER SHAYAN ROY

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

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

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

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SUBHASISH BOSE SIGNED A LONG TERM DEAL WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

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

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

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

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

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HYDERABAD FC SIGNED HALICHARAN NARZARY

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

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

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

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

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ODISHA FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW ASSISTANT COACH

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

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

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

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

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JOAN CASANOVA REJOIN ODISHA FC

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

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

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

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SAHAL EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH KERALA BLASTERS FC

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

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ELI SABIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH CHENNAIYIN FC

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

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FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH DEFENDER

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


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


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

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SK. SAHIL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN

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

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ANNAROY STAR PERFORMER OF RELIANCE FOUNDATION JOINED ODISHA FC

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

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

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

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

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ANNAROY STAR PERFORMER OF RELIANCE FOUNDATION JOINED ODISHA FC

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

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

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

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

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GOKULAM KERALA FC ADDED ANOTHER LOCAL BOY


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

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

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

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JAMSHEDPUR FC ANNOUNCED THEIR NEW COACH AMD ASSISTANT COACH


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

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

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

FC GOA SIGNED SPANISH WINGER


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

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EDU GARCIA EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN


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

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

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Mohammedan Sporting strengthen their central defense by signing Shouvik Ghosh


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

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ODISHA FC SIGNED ROGERIO RAMOS AS GOALKEEPER COACH


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

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

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

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KERALA BLASTERS SIGNED DENECHANDRA MEITEI


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

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JOBBY JUSTIN EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH ATK MOHUN BAGAN


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

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CHURCHILL BROTHERS SIGNED KAMRAN FAROOQUE


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

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