Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), Odisha FC announces that Amrinder Singh has signed a new contract extending his stay at the club until 2026.
Amrinder played a massive part in the club winning its first silverware – Hero Super Cup. He was awarded the ‘Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ in the Hero Super Cup 2023.
Singh’s performances were also recognized in the Hero Tri-Nation Tournament, where he was awarded the ‘Best Goalkeeper’ along with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has consistently performed for the club, making 21 appearances this ISL season with a save percentage of 62%, 112 catches, passing accuracy of 61%, and is the only goalkeeper to have an assist.
Amrinder’s outstanding abilities as a goalkeeper won him the ‘Golden Glove’ in his debut season with Mumbai City FC. That season Singh had kept 10 clean sheets in 23 matches. In total Amrinder boasts a whopping 37 clean sheets in the league.
Odisha FC will be playing in the AFC Cup next season, and Amrinder Singh’s presence will be crucial for the club’s success. Singh’s experience and leadership will be invaluable to the team, and his presence will give them a boost in the upcoming season.
His performances over the years have been outstanding, and Amrinder has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the country. Extending his contract is a testament to the club’s faith in him and his abilities.
With Singh’s presence, Odisha FC will be looking to achieve more success next season and make a mark in the upcoming AFC Cup.
The club management expressed their delight at the announcement and said, “Amrinder has really dedicated himself to achieving the objectives set by the club. The biggest example is winning the Super Cup and securing a spot in the AFC Cup. We are all looking forward to continuing working with him to ensure he can fulfill his ambitions here at Odisha FC in the upcoming years.”
Amrinder Singh Career
Singh joined Odisha FC ahead of the ISL 2022-23 season on a one-year deal and played a big part in their success as they qualified for their first-ever ISL playoffs. He made a total of 55 saves across 21 games while registering two clean sheets. He made a significant contribution during the recently-concluded Super Cup as well, racking up the Golden Glove award as Odisha FC won their first silverware since inception.
Singh began his professional football career with Pune FC’s youth team before being promoted to the senior team. He moved to ATK FC during the ISL’s 2015 edition and then joined Bengaluru FC on loan during the I-League 2015-16 season.
He signed for the Blues on a permanent deal the following season, and was loaned out to Mumbai City FC during the 2016 edition. He amassed five clean sheets in six matches for the Islanders, winning the Golden Glove award in his debut season with the club. He joined MCFC on a permanent deal thereafter.
Singh continued his fine form during the ISL 2017-18 season, keeping seven clean sheets in 19 matches and registering a total of 59 saves, the highest that season. Amrinder kept as many clean sheets the following season and once again topped the charts for the most saves by a keeper, helping Mumbai City FC reach the semi-final.
The Punjab-born kept four clean sheets during the 2019-20 season in what was a disappointing campaign for MCFC. Singh displayed his worth again during the ISL 2020-21 campaign, tallying 10 clean sheets across 23 games as Mumbai City FC secured the League Shield and the ISL trophy. After five seasons with the Islanders, Amrinder moved to ATK Mohun Bagan. He made a total of six shutouts during the 2021-22 season while making 55 saves, which was the second-highest tally in the league for ATK Mohun Bagan.
Meanwhile, Singh made his senior national team debut in 2017 against Mauritius and has been a regular part of the national team set up since then.