Players who will define Mumbai City FC’s success in ISL

Sivaramakrishnan S
|Published September 29, 2016

Despite possessing a wealth of exciting talents including the likes of Sunil Chetri, Mumbai City FC hasn’t fared well in ISL. The team finished seventh and sixth respectively in the previous two seasons of ISL. Determined to finish in top, the management has brought in few reinforcements, removed some dead wood and appointed a new manager. Costa Rican international and manager Alexandre Guimarães is the new manager. Here we list the top 5 players of Mumbai City FC, who can help the club reach the top of the table.

Jackichand Singh (India)

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Position: Winger

Age: 24

MCFC signed Jackichand for this season of ISL. Last season, he played for FC Pune City. He is one of the important domestic players for Mumbai City FC. He appears as an impact sub for Team India, his speed on counter is one of the plusses for the team.

Sony Norde (Haiti)

sony-nordePostion: Winger/ Forward

Age: 27

Sony Norde is one the main reasons Mohun Bagan ended up winning the Indian I-League in 2014-15 season. In his maiden season for MCFC last year, he managed to score three goals and provided three assists. He was one of the few bright spots for MCFC in a pathetic season.

Amrinder Singh (India)

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Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 23

Amrinder Singh is one of the most impressive goalkeepers in the pipeline for India. He played for Athletico de Kolkata in 2015 edition of ISL and started every game. In 2015, he played impressively for Bangalore FC in I-League and went on to win the Best Goalkeeper of I-League with nine clean sheets.

Sunil Chetri (India)

sunil_chhetriPosition: Forward

Age: 32

Chetri has been the best player of Indian team over the last decade. He has won All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) ‘Player of the Year’ four times in his career until now. His talent has also been acknowledged on a global level. He had a good outing in last edition of ISL scoring 7 goals in 11 appearances for MCFC that includes a hat-trick against NorthEast United FC.

Diego Forlan* (Uruguay)


Position: Forward

Age: 37

The first Uruguayan to win 100 caps, Forlan scored 36 goals for his nation in 112 appearances. He has the necessary experience and winning attitude that is necessary to take MCFC on a winning path. He should definitely be a significant upgrade over Nicolas Anelka, the marquee player for last edition.

* Diego Forlan is the marquee player for MCFC in this edition of ISL.

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Sivaramakrishnan S

Sivaramakrishnan S

I love sports. I’m currently pursuing MBA and despite the rat race that’s going on around me, I still like watching test matches. I'm passionate about Chelsea and CSK.

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