Mumbai City FC today announced the signing of two South American players, Gaston Sangoy and Walter Ibáñez from Argentina and Uruguay respectively. These overseas stars are all set to strengthen and reinforce the squad for the upcoming third season of the ISL.
Gaston Sangoy, a 31 year Argentinian striker has previously won the Cyprus Cup in 2009-10 and more recently, the Polish I Liga in 2015-16. Having represented some of the major clubs throughout his career including Sporting Gijon, Apollon and Boca Juniors to name a few, Sangoy has continually shown fortitude when it has come to his performance. Be it in the toughest leagues and competitions such as the La Liga and the Europa League, Sangoy is now set to enthrall football fans in India.
Joining Sangoy, would be Uruguayan center back, Walter Ibáñez who has spent a major part of his career playing for the top divisions in South America. Ibáñez has been the recipient of the Peru Copa Inca in 2014 and the Top Chilean League in 2014-15 and is looking forward to bringing home the cup for his new team Mumbai City FC this year.
Alexandre Guimaraes, Coach, Mumbai City FC today said, “Gaston is a proven striker and a goal getter. He is a great asset up front and will always keep the opposition on their toes. Walter is a winner and if you see over the last two seasons, he has had over 60 appearances. That is a testament to his skill that he is a permanent fixture in the team for his coach. I am looking forward to working with both of them and forming a winning team."
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.
Courtesy : Mumbai city FC media