It’s official!!! Brandon Fernandes joins Mumbai City FC

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Brandon Fernandes

Mumbai City FC has made a significant move in the transfer market by signing Brandon Fernandes, a key midfielder from FC Goa. This transfer is a free one as Fernandes’ contract with FC Goa was expiring this summer. The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Mumbai City FC, which can be further extended.

Brandon Fernandes’ Legacy in ISL

Fernandes has been a crucial player for FC Goa over the last seven seasons. During his tenure at FC Goa, he scored 17 goals and provided a record 31 assists. He has also led the team to multiple titles, including the Indian Super League (ISL) League Winners’ Shield in 2019-20, the Super Cup in 2019, and the Durand Cup in 2021.

In the 2023-24 ISL season, Fernandes scored 3 goals, including one against Mumbai in the semifinal, and made 4 assists. Notably, he created the most chances (60) in the ISL last season. Throughout his career, he has made 163 appearances across Indian domestic tournaments and the AFC Champions League, scoring 25 goals and providing 31 assists. In national team colours, he has played 25 games, contributing 7 assists.

Fernandes’ departure from FC Goa is a significant loss for the club. He had been with the club for seven years and was the captain. He had initiated extension talks at the start of the season, but unfortunately, they did not materialize.

On joining Mumbai City FC, Fernandes said, “I am delighted to return to Mumbai City FC. It is one of the top clubs in Indian football, and it represents a new and exciting challenge for me in my career. The team has been performing brilliantly over the last few years, and I am thrilled to join such a talented squad. I am eager to contribute by scoring goals and assisting my teammates in the upcoming season as we strive to secure more silverware.”

Mumbai City FC’s head coach, Petr Kratky, expressed his excitement about Fernandes joining the team. He said, “Brandon is a dynamic midfielder whose performances last season truly stood out. His technical skills, vision, and relentless dedication on the field will undoubtedly add a new dimension to our squad and elevate our overall set-up. I am eagerly anticipating his arrival and the success he will bring to the team.”

This signing is a significant boost for Mumbai City FC. Fernandes’ experience and proven track record will undoubtedly strengthen their midfield. His addition to the team will bring flair and creativity, further bolstering the attack as the Islanders pursue more glory in the upcoming season.

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