FC Goa, two-time finalist of the Indian Super League (ISL), had plenty of work to do within the switch window as star gamers from the final season’s left the membership to affix former coach Sergio Lobera. Midfielder Edu Bedia remained for a 3rd season with the Gaurs because the membership introduced in 4 Spanish gamers together with highly-rated Australian defender James Donachie.
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Here’s a take a look at the abroad gamers in FC Goa’s squad for ISL 2020-21.
A youth product of Spanish big Real Madrid, centre-back Ivan Gonzalez appeared for the Los Blancos’ C group earlier than transferring to Deportivo La Coruna. He had stints with UB Conquese, Cultural Leonesa and Racing Ferrol within the third division of Spain earlier than signing for FC Goa this season. The defender’s ball-playing expertise and skill to learn the sport shall be an enormous plus for the Gaurs, who’ve scored probably the most objectives within the earlier season but in addition conceded closely.
Alberto Noguera got here by means of the ranks of Spanish first division membership Getafe. – Twitter
Alberto Noguera is the brand new addition to FC Goa’s midfield, who has performed majority of his profession within the Spanish first division. He started his youth profession with Getafe and went on to play for Rayo Vallecano and Majadahonda. After becoming a member of Atletico Madrid in 2009, Noguera went on to signify the membership’s B facet and C facet, earlier than making his senior group bow in 2012.He then moved to England and performed for Blackpool FC within the English Championship earlier than a season in Azerbaijan. He moved again to Spain in the summertime of 2014 and has performed for a lot of Spanish golf equipment equivalent to Lorca, Numancia and Racing Santander.
Defender James Donachie arrived at FC Goa on mortgage from Newcastle Jets. – FC Goa Twitter
FC Goa secured a transfer for highly-rated Australian defender James Donachie who arrived on a mortgage from Newcastle Jets. Two-time winner of the Australia’s high division A-League, Donachie was named Youth League Player of the Year for 2 consecutive seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He was additionally voted the Melbourne Victory’s Players’ Player of the Season for his performances in 2019-20.
According to the FC Goa’s Edu Bedia, the rhythm which the international gamers will present shall be essential on the finish of the season. – TWITTER/FC GOA
One of the mainstays in FC Goa’s lineup for the previous three seasons, Edu Bedia was a vital member of the group that reached the 2018-19 ultimate. The Santander-born midfielder struggled with harm which affected his type final season. An asset to any facet attributable to his slick footwork and passing potential, Bedia will look to energy Goa to a different sturdy end this season.
Another youth product of Spanish membership Getafe, Jorge Mendonza has the flexibility to create and rating objectives from anyplace within the ultimate third. His contribution of eight objectives and three assists have been instrumental in Atletico Baleares ending high of Spain’s Segunda Division – Group 1. The 28-year previous additionally appeared for Spanish golf equipment equivalent to Atlético de Madrid B, Cultural Leonesa, Albacete B and Real Oviedo.
Igor Angulo started his youth profession with the famed Athletic Bilbao that has produced footballing abilities equivalent to Xabi Alonso, Javi Martinez and Inaki Williams. He has been a constant high scorer in Poland’s high division for Gornik Zabrze and was the highest scorer within the Greece cup competitors with Platanias.