Mumbai, 07th September 2016: Mumbai City FC today announced the signing of Amrinder Singh for ISL 2016. A young and talented player, Singh won the hearts of many during the last season of the Indian Super League with Atletico de Kolkata.
Amrinder Singh studied at the Sports Wing Academy, an institution run by the Punjab government. Starting off as a striker, Singh turned to goalkeeping when his coach steered him in that direction. With his impressive built and natural instincts, the move proved to be a massive turning point in his career.
Excelling in both the under-17 and under-19 teams, he won the Dr. BC Roy Trophy for Punjab. He joined the Pune FC under -19 team in 2011, and later went on to join their first team. He kicked off his international career at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games with the India under-23 team.
Amrinder captained the Indian team at the AFC under-23 championship qualifiers in Bangladesh in 2016. He played an important role with Atletico de Kolkata in the last season of the ISL and contributed to Bengaluru FC's 2015-16 title winning season, thus becoming a permanent fixture in the senior national team squad.
Commenting on the selection, Indranil Das Blah, CEO, Mumbai City FC said, “Amrinder is one of the finest goalkeepers in the country. He brings a wealth of experience at a young age and a hunger that that is extremely good for a team. All of us are really excited to welcome him to the Mumbai City FC family."
On being signed by Mumbai City FC, Amrinder Singh said "Mumbai City FC is a great club with some really great players and staff. The fans showed how great they are when we played Puerto Rico here and I can’t wait to play for them."
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.