ISL 2016 | Mumbai City FC rope in Diego Forlan as marquee player

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ISL 2016 | Mumbai City FC rope in Diego Forlan as marquee player

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Press Release


Indian Super League side Mumbai FC on Sunday announced the signing of former Uruguay national team captain Diego Forlan as the club's marquee player for the third edition of the league. Nicolas Anelka was the marquee player-cum-manager for the club in the last edition 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. He 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."

Report Courtesy : © Mumbai City FC media

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