Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has joined Antonio Lopez Habas’ ATK Mohun Bagan on a five-year contract ahead of the eighth season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-21).
The Mahilpur-born goalkeeper has spent the last five season of the Indian Super League with Mumbai City FC.
Amrinder joined Mumbai City FC on September 7, 2016, initially on loan from Bengaluru FC and signed the permanent contract with Mumbai City for the 2017-18 campaign. Afte ISL 2017-18, Amrinder put pen to paper on a three-year extension with his club in March 2018.
The 28-year-old has previously played under the head coach Antonio Lopez Habas for ATK in ISL 2015, on-loan from Pune FC (now disbanded).
Amrinder, who won the Golden Glove in 2016, is presently in Doha with the Indian national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
“Even though I played in Kolkata before, it was for a very short time. This joining, of course, is going to be a new chapter in my football career. Winning all the trophies [League Shield as well as the Hero ISL trophy] for Mumbai City FC last season was a memorable event in my life. I want the same success in the Green-Maroon jersey next season,” Amrinder told the ATK Mohun Bagan media team.
“There are three reasons behind coming to Kolkata. They are: the support of a huge number of ATK Mohun Bagan supporters, the football philosophy of the principal owner of the team, Sanjiv Goenka, and the glorious history of football of this city,” he added.
“I played for a while in Hero ISL 2 under the coaching of Habas. Everyone knows about his success in the Hero ISL. Habas’ football philosophy always draws me. The biggest thing is that he brought out the best in Indian footballers. It’s great to be a member of this team,” he said.