FC Goa have signed 25-year-old goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte from ISL runner-up Bengaluru FC in a move that would bolster their defense and is a long-term solution. After a brilliant season under the management of Sergio Lobera, the side has already signed Lenny Rodrigues and Jackichand Singh.
He joined defending I-league champions Bengaluru FC thereafter in the summer of 2014 and made his debut a few months later. He helped Bengaluru FC to the I-league title once again in his debut season.
The Mizo goalkeeper is highly rated in and is known to be great with his feet. His distribution skill and ability to react quickly to save shots makes him a prized prospect.
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Head Coach, Sergio Lobera had a specific, attacking brand of football that saw his team top the scoring charts in the last season of the ISL. Ralte’s style of play perfectly embodies the philosophy that the Spaniards uses. Said Lobera, “After Naveen left we did a market research in order to find the best possible option to improve last season’s numbers. Despite the fact that he hasn't played much during the last few seasons, we know of Ralte’s abilities and strengths. He is a goalkeeper who is comfortable with the ball at his feet. He has a great personality too and the skills we need for a goalkeeper to fit our style.”
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