Mumbai, August 14th, 2016: Mumbai City FC is delighted to announce Uruguayan legend Diego Forlan as their Marquee player for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.
Forlan began his career in Argentina and soon earned a move to Manchester United. Having tasted success with the Red Devils, the forward then moved to La Liga and emerged as a top scorer with Spain's Villareal CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. Forlán won the Golden Ball Award as the top player at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and set his country's record for most international appearances a year later.
Forlan also plied his trade in Japan before most recently returning to his boyhood club Penarol in Uruguay and leading them to the Apertura title in the Uruguay first division. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe. He is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time.
Ranbir Kapoor, Owner, Mumbai City FC said, "It's really exciting to have a player of Diego's quality play for us in the upcoming season. He's one of the best in the business and I can't wait to see him on the field fighting it out for Mumbai."
About Mumbai City Football Club:
Mumbai City FC is Mumbai’s franchise in the Hero Indian Super League. Bollywood actor and football enthusiast Ranbir Kapoor and chartered accountant Bimal Parekh together own the team. The team’s logo is a reflection of a resilient fortress that stands proudly, surrounding the logo that signifies the unrelenting, determined spirit of the city. The seven stars symbolise the islands that form Mumbai. Trains that are the very lifeline of the city ply millions of Mumbaikars across its vast expanse and connect these islands. Each passenger, each citizen of the city, is bound together by their love for the place they call home. 20 million citizens, 20 million hearts pulse to a single beat - the heartbeat of Mumbai. Mumbai City Football Club has displayed a consistent performance in season one and two and has been recognized as a distinguished attacking contingent.